It's been so hectic lately, and I feel that days are blurring into each other. Anyway, I worked on something very interesting recently, where I and @aishani.l explored the #gender #wagegap, and though we started with a focus on #equalpay what we realized was #equalworkwas a bigger problem.
According to Aishani, "Wage gap is an eye-opening phenomenon which highlights the fact that the sexism and patriarchy is a much more deep-rooted force in the work culture, and not merely when it comes to payment for services. The fact that women are considered incapable of doing as much work as men is the real issue that has to be broached, instead of campaigning for the inadequate payment they receive. The fact remains, that there isn’t equal work in the first place, which renders the idea of equal pay and all vocal struggle around it, redundant." Now why is there less work? Is it because women are less ambitious?
Last week, my uncle and his family had come over for dinner, and you know how the three rounds of drinks before the food is served actually become this center of heated discussions on everything that is happening around the globe? We’ve never counted, but every family dinner, we have solved so many global problems in that dimly-lit sitting room of ours! Anyway, last week, wage gap made its way into our conversation, and my uncle, with no hesitation, considering there were three women in the room, said, “Women have lower salaries because they can’t negotiate their pays well. Also, they aren’t naturally competitive. They have no ambition. They are happy with the simple things in life.” Well, I wanted to scream at him like a Death Eater, but there is a larger issue to address here, and to address his allegations well, we need to find out if there is any truth in them.
To know what we found, visit the link in bio.
#blurredonpurpose #feminism #wagegap #equality #equalpay #pay #genderreveal #discrimination #blogpost #blogger #feminism_for_thought #girlpower #whoruntheworld #girls #sherylsandberg #gloriasteinem #emmawatson #huffpostgram