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PALAK KASHIVParticipant@palakAugust 17, 2021 at 6:53 pm #33442
Patriarchy is basically referring to a social system where male holds the power and they kind of dominate in the role of leadership and authority, social privilege and right of property, in this system women, are shown as the weaker sex, there is not one country in the world that have absolute equality in gender. so, examples of patriarchy at the workplace so the first example is when a company hires 80 % of men and 20 % of women in the company because they think men are more knowledgeable and efficient than women which is not true. This mindset is needed to change one should be hired on the basis of their skills and talent, next example is always denying to give a woman an opportunity and always giving her very niche work so that she cannot get a chance to prove her ability to work. And in this woman, professional life suffers a lot because of which their personal life also has face consequences. Not giving leadership roles just because patriarchy says that men are ones who can dominate and make decisions so they cannot work under women call them boss. This is an example in which all women have a complaint about equal pay women does not get equal pay men gets even while working at the same position, just because they are women? Women do not get the paid maternity leave and in some companies, some women have to drop their job from the offices. They have to again have started from zero majority of companies doing this only 40% to 50% are providing maternity leave. There are many such examples of patriarchy in the workplace which need to change.Manpreet SinghParticipant@manpreetAugust 19, 2021 at 11:07 am #33455
F in legal gains, as well as political advances, progress for gender equality and non-discrimination, would be record-breaking during the previous 20 years. And yet why can there be no verifiable gender justice progress in so many hard-won policies and legal reform processes? The engagement in the women’s workforce is growing worldwide, however, we are experiencing ongoing inequities and dynamics in gender power that subordinate women. For example, sexual harassment involves people of high status from the entire range of workplaces. The rights, opportunities, options, and wages afforded to men are denied to women as lesser persons in need of protection; servants, and less valuable than men. These issues for the girls of poor nations and low-cost households, where income and gender disparities are braided together into a complicated web that denies women further the fundamental right to equality, are much more obvious and visible. As women join the workforce, they encounter an unequal terrain already, an ecosystem typically organized to successful men.
Even for the best-educated ladies, this is true. Gender preference for recruiting, personal marriage and maternity questions, harassment at work, wage inequality, reappointment after birth, safety in high-risk job areas, lack of investor confidence – are but a few of the issues that women confront. Marriage and maternity provide certain problems that compel many women to leave the workforce. This may be because of social/family pressures or because the priorities at work and home cannot be reconciled. Women’s issues result in a severe absence of women’s representation, in particular in top management. A woman’s working life is subject to numerous complex elements that neglect her possibilities and obstacles which deny her the right to a fair trip. There are several things at stake, both personal and professional. While a company cannot control the personal factors, it can nevertheless understand the challenges and the inclinations faced by women and make policies that make it easier for women to join and continue to be part of the workforce and provide the aid needed to balance home mountain and child care work, which is deemed to be their sole response.DISHA SAPKALEParticipant@42dishaAugust 19, 2021 at 1:14 pm #33456
Patriarchy is something that man holds more power than women in every way whether it can be in leadership, home or social advantage. Patriarchy are seen in many ways everyday but mostly it happens at workplace between men and women.
Now let us see, Example of patriarchy in the workplace as following:
1.Hiring: we all know that, In many companies men are more hire than women instead of same skill and experience but they don’t get hire because of their gender which is wrong they need to judge or test their skills and talents to hire them rather than not giving a chance only.
2.Opportunities: In the workplace, men gets easily job opportunities than women whereas women has to rush to get an chance to have an opportunity instead of having same skill and experience they don’t get an job opportunities over men.
3.Equal pay: We can see that, men gets equal pay for their work but women don’t get equal pay by having the same skill and experience like men than also she get paid less than men in the workplace which is not right. Both men and women needs to get equal pay for their work.
4.Leadership: Men hold more leadership in many projects in the workplace than women because women don’t get an chance to have the leadership. If the women gets the leadership men will jealous and try to make obstacles in her work due to which it may lose her leadership.
5.Safety: In many companies, women aren’t safe there is increase in cases of sexual and physical harassment at workplace. But there should be safety to prevent it whereas men can do work freely like than only women should also at that freedom and feel safe in the workplace.
These were the examples of patriarchy in the workplace. Companies need to give equal opportunities and treatment for both men and women without any discrimination and inequality.038 deepika SinghParticipant@038-deepikaFebruary 1, 2022 at 3:32 pm #33558
Just take a moment to look around. Patriarchy is all around us. It is based on the believe that men have an inherent right to dominate while women should be selfless and caregivers. Since the beginning of time, patriarchy has been prevailing in our society and has often gone unnoticed. From our household to workplaces patriarchy leaves it trails everywhere. There is no place left where a woman does not feel gender biased.
As a women enter a workplace they are already entering an unequal landscape that has been traditionally believed to be ruled by men. There is prejudice treatment against them at the time of hiring. They are judged on the basis of their marital status. They are even paid much less than men despite being on the same position and doing the same kind of job. Pay raise or training opportunities are some other issues faced by women at work. Problems like sexual harassment have become so common at workplaces that often women tend to ignore such treatments and do not report it due to the lack of support. They are often denied promotions being labelled as ‘women’- inefficient than men.
All these practices preaches the idea of a women limited to being a mere ‘housewife’ serving her family. We need to come together and smash the patriarchy first from our own homes and then apply it to various workplaces in order to prevail gender equality throughout this world.
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