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Society needs to stop supporting gender inequality

According to Fire Engineering, the San Francisco Fire Department is comprised of only 15 percent women.

According to Fire Engineering, the San Francisco Fire Department is comprised of only 15 percent women.

Megan Tao

According to Fire Engineering, the San Francisco Fire Department is comprised of only 15 percent women.

Megan Tao

Megan Tao

According to Fire Engineering, the San Francisco Fire Department is comprised of only 15 percent women.

Megan Tao, Highlander Junior Editor/Columnist

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“I really want to help people, so I want to become a nurse,” he said.

“I want to keep our communities safe, so I want to be a police officer,” she said.

“Wait, you can’t be a nurse that’s a women’s job and you can’t be a police officer, you’re not strong enough,” said society.

According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the male to female nurse ratio is 1-to-19.

Today, according to the Police Chief, women only make up about 13 to 14 percent of police officers.

It is looked down upon by society for men to be stay-at-home dads, because we still hold the medieval opinion that women are the ones that take care of the household.

Women feel the same disgrace in jobs that have positions of power, or ones that require an exertion of physical work.

Another stereotype present in the work force, is that if somehow a woman achieves a position of power, she is aggressive and treats her employees poorly.

In movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Proposal,” women who hold positions of power are depicted to run the workplace like dictators and are feared by their employees.

Still seeing gender stereotypes in effect in the work force today shows how little progression our society has made the past 50 years.

Even though we have gotten passed the opinion that women shouldn’t work, that didn’t stop society from not giving women the equal pay they deserve.

According to Huffington Post, in California the wage gap between men and women ranges from $7500 to $9500.

The wage gap comes from the belief that women can’t be as good in any job as a man can.

This is also the reason why people believe that a woman can’t run our nation because only men are fit to rule.

It’s time that we acknowledge that there’s no job that’s only fit for men or women, but jobs fit for the right person. 

People should be able to pursue any job of their choice without being judged about gender stereotypes.

 

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Megan Tao is the Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief and a staff writer for The Highlander. She is also on the varsity swim team and enjoys reading in her free...

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