Gender discrimination is an ever-present issue in today’s society.
Although it is commonly assumed that the majority of gender discrimination occurs against women, discrimination towards men is every bit as relevant and damaging.
Gender discrimination refers to unfair treatment based on a person’s sex, which goes beyond the ideas of traditional gender roles.
Instances of this include unequal pay, denigration of skills or talents based on gender, and difficulties experienced in achieving a promotion or recognition based on gender.
Gender discrimination affects people across all age groups, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ethnicities.
For example, certain occupations are highly gender-segregated, and be it reality or stereotype, this segregation is often enforced by employers.
The segregation and discrimination lead to situations where women are outstripped in terms of promotions and positions of leadership, or where men are unwelcome in professions that are traditionally held by women. This can lead to gender disparities in terms of wages and overall career trajectory.
Despite laws such as the gender equality directives and workplace regulations that are supposed to protect against such discrimination, the issue is still pervasive.
As such, gender discrimination in the workplace is a significant social issue that needs to be proactively addressed. In order to combat this prejudice, organizations must be highly conscious and active in addressing the issue, either through policy changes or actively advocating for equal opportunity.
Collectively, the voices of individual members postulated against gender discrimination can create a workplace that works for both sexes.