Thursday, April 5, 2012
Does a Glass Ceiling Still Exist?
For last class I chose the question I came across from the reading was whether or not the glass ceiling still exist in today's society. I learned that the glass ceiling indeed does still make appearances in today's culture especially in the work environment. An average of 15% of board seats today are filed by women and only 3% have CEO opportunities in big corporations. When it comes down to the pay gap between men and women there is still a 23% gap between the lowest paid male in a specific area of work and the highest paid women in that same area. When it comes to racial discrimination it is still very high in America today, I just recently read an article where a Hispanic man got a job as an assistant secretary and even though his boss was a woman, she was infuriated that he answered one phone call (because he is no good and just plain ignorant) that she fired him right on the spot without even having a conversation with him before the matter so he became a drug dealer instead.
Below is a link to the article I had found on the women vs men in the work environments: