Sex inequality At Workplace

Sex inequality At Workplace






The issue of sex or rather gender inequality has been an issue in the society today especially in the employment sectors. Workplace sex inequality is achieved when the people that are male and female are unable to access and enjoy the same rewards, opportunities, and resources regardless of the gender. Perhaps, when you study what is taking place in the different workplace, you will realize that sex inequality has taken two stands in every organization. The first stand is the issue of payment in the same work environment. The common complaint from the women in the working class is that they are being paid less and the kind of work they do is perhaps equal to the work that the same men are doing, and yet they are being paid a bit higher compared to the women. Most of the women have been undermined because there stay in the organization is not guaranteed since they may perhaps take some time to look after the family. Most of the employers have always clung on the issue when people try to find out why they pay women poorly as compared to the men for the same work (Acker, 2006).

The other reason has been the fact that women are favored more than the men in an organization. Research carried out in most of the big teams showed that most of the women in the top management positions do not have the right qualifications to make them work in those positions. It was found out that, some are in close relationship with the directors of the company and they are being favored more than men. It was so sporadic in one organization in the United States of America where one lady just got a promotion from once a cleaner to be holding one of the most vital positions in the company like the accounts. Most of the men have raised their voices in the society as the population of women working in good offices as men continue to work in worthless place continues to widen (Acker, 2006). Perhaps, it is clear that the issue of gender inequality affects both the male and the female in the social class and where one is favored, the other is undermined.

One time, my mother was walking as a storekeeper, and yet she graduated with a degree in Logistics, in one of the precious yogurt making companies in the United States America. The director of the company was a gentleman perhaps a very young man who had not married yet. Due to the size of the company, human resource management always conducts its recruitment every month. Ideally, among the recruits was one very beautiful lady and it was perceived that the lady didn’t have any qualification or rather papers and yet she managed to get the position while the others who had the right papers were left. It was later discovered when the lady could not even deliver a speech in a meeting or talk in public.


Perhaps, in this kind of scenario and set-up, my mother was a victim. She was employed as a storekeeper, and yet she had studied something that is beyond the position she held at that moment. The payment was also very poor, and she couldn’t even manage to pay all the family bills the whole month without some debts. Perhaps, it was very unfair for my mother to work in that kind of a company where she couldn’t enjoy what she was doing due to the effect of gender marginalization (Acker, 2006).


Acker, J. (2006). Inequality Regimes: Gender, class, and race in organizations. Gender & Society, 20(4), 441-464.

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