Friday, September 9, 2016

Are men to blame for the glass ceiling

There are only a few reasons men are to blame for the glass ceiling. "59% of men said that they were engaged in work that is meaningful versus 49% of woman," (Lily Kuo, qz.com, 1/16/15) I think these statistics are false because woman work just as hard as men in the workplace. Men just want to get paid more and since they are usually higher up in the chain as executives and CEOs so they pay woman less so they can earn more.

         Men are not to blame for the glass ceiling. Woman are limiting themselves when they believe in the glass ceiling. Because if you don't believe you can get paid as much, you never will. "36 percent of men said they want to be CEO, whereas only 18 percent of woman said the same." (Lindsay Broder, entrepreneur.com, 10/16/13) When more men want to be CEOs, that means more men will try to be CEOs. And since less women want to be CEOs, that means that they will not try as hard to become CEO.

         To be honest, I don't even believe there to be a wage gap. It has disproven in multiple studies. "Using the statistic that women make 78 cents on the dollar as evidence of rampant discrimination has been debunked over and over again. That statistic doesn’t take into account a lot of choices that women and men make—education, years of experience and hours worked—that influence earnings" (Karin Agness, Forbes.com, 4/12/16)  I agree with the article because the studies done on the wage gap don't take into consideration what different jobs each person has. As stated in the previous paragraph, since more men want to be CEOs, more men will be CEOs. And if more men are CEOs, than those men will get paid more than women that are not CEOs.

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