Even though the world is reaching the heights in terms of progress but there’s still a long way to go. When it comes to women empowerment, we are lagging behind somewhere. There are still a few places that consider women to be inferior to men and have double standards that women have to face. Have a look at the following 11 points which clearly show that women are still treated unfairly in the US.
#10. Women pay more for the same everyday items because of the “pink tax.”
Women have to pay higher price for their necessities more than men. From everyday items like deodorant and clothing to services such as haircuts and dry-cleaning to mortgages and car insurance, they are not allowed with any discounts.
#11. Women’s clothing often doesn’t have pockets, while men always have a place for their wallet, keys, and phone.
In 1963, An act of Equal Pay was signed but US is still unable to reach that goal and fails in giving equal pay to women for equal work. An average American woman earns approximately 80.5 cents for every dollar a man earns and women’s median annual earnings are $10,086 less than men’s, according to data from the US Census Bureau.
#2. Research shows that women who have had more intimate partners are stigmatized, but men are rewarded.
In the twenty-first century, there still exist some predominant almighty people who consider women less compatible than men. As per 2009 study published in Social Psychology Quarterly, it has been found that boys and men are rewarded and praised for heterosexual physical contacts, whereas girls and women are derogated and stigmatized for similar behaviors
Marriage consists of various rituals and one of them is to adopt the husband’s name by the woman in which she gets married and transfers from her father’s ownership to her husband’s. A study of wedding announcements in The New York Times from 1971 to 2005 found that 18% of brides kept their own names. Only nine states have laws that help a man change his name after marriage.
#5. Cleavage is prevalent in advertisements and media, but women breastfeeding their children in public are often told to cover up.
According to some researches of 1998, Psychology of Women Quarterly state that fathers get more appraisal than mothers for their involvement in parenting and mothers get praised for their ability to successfully combine work and family.
#7. Women may be more likely to die of a heart attack if they have a male doctor.
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll conducted a study on Children’s Health from the University of Michigan surveyed 475 mothers with at least one child under the age of 5 years old and six out of 10 moms reported that they had been shamed for their parenting choices.
#9.”Dad bods” are considered attractive, but women are expected to lose baby weight after giving birth instantly.
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