Women as an Oppressed Population

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Social Work

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Women including teenagers and young girls are sold as slaves to be used in the prostitution business, forced into early marriages or rather married to people they don't even love them, deprived to equal access to quality education as men. They also have no rights to abortion or even birth control. As it was in the past decade's women today still depend on their men for their expenses and even survival. For instance, in the United States, women have rights today and all cases of discrimination against them are unfair and unjust. It is now perceived and believed in the united states that discrimination against women affects the economy and there is no doubt that in the coming year's women will dominate over men. This is because of giving women equal opportunities as men in terms education, employment opportunities, in the military personnel and even embracing women in leadership. Despite the fact that many countries and organizations are putting in place policies to defend and protect women from discrimination through empowerment, they still face various challenges of discrimination such as racism, employment disparity among many others and hence they are considered oppressed population. In a workplace, women are discriminated as they are expected to perform different roles in the society (Holmes Professor Williams April 10, 2012). Women have normally taken a role of cooking, raising children, cleaning such as washing clothes and another house cleaning as well as keeping the house in order while men have been expected to provide for their family meaning female fully rely on them.

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Unlike the pasts decades, women today are overcoming the stereotype and the notion of tradition by starting various careers and becoming independent. This because females have to ensure the balance between work and family mandates and responsibilities. Employers see females as a burden to achieving organizational objectives and goals and thus a barrier to its advancement. For instance, during an interview for a job hiring, women are taken for granted with no seriousness because of their make-up or even dressing code such tight skirts hence left out in preference for men. pregnant women are not hired for job positions because many employers are evading time offs and maternity leaves as they view it costly in replacing and training another person to cover up their roles while they are off for maternity leave.

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Sexual harassment is another form of discrimination women face in the workplace. For instance, in the United States, federal law dictates that any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex regardless of if the trafficker used force, fraud or coercion or not is a victim of sex trafficking. The vulnerable population targeted by these traffickers are the youths without shelter, those running away from domestic violence, victims of rape and social discrimination, such population is always dominated largely by women and young girls whose rights are violated and they faced social injustices because of the status that is they are poor. Polaris project which is anon governmental organizations instituted means of reporting and combating human trafficking in the United States. As result of women and girls dominating the various statistics of highly trafficked populations, it makes them live in fear and becoming the more vulnerable group and hence oppressed.

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Even though there various laws to protect women from sex trafficking and human trafficking they continue because most countries have not fully put into action these laws and even some women are languishing in poverty and hence when the, escape the wrath of the traffickers the only thing they care is safety. Women are oppressed population as they face social behavioral discrimination. In most cultural and traditional setting girl child is much celebrated and most preferred over girl child who is perceived as a second class citizen. Normally women are not considered or rather much involved in key decision-making matters as they are seen as not intelligent as men in making decisions. In the American society, there was numerous cases of racial discrimination as black women were considered unattractive in comparison to white women.

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This kind of social discrimination will continue as an oppression to the black American women and all blacks in the world since recently many uses bleaching drugs as well as undergo plastic surgery so as to have the natural skin color changed. Being a physician or simply a doctor is very much demanding career as it requires tedious and longer period to be fully certified and recognized as competent, thus a physician spend minimal time with friends and family. And if both genders take into consideration pursuing medicine, society itself dictates women against doing medicine instead women are forced to concentrate more on family than men. For example girl child is always advised to venture in easier careers than medicine and if they choose to go for medical related careers women mostly dominate in the field of nursing while men take charge of entire medical training for physician and doctor.

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This is because woman’s ability to balance between her job as physician and family duties is questioned and seen as not able to handle the two tasks hence discouraged from pursuing medicine as their career. Male nurses face similar discrimination as what women faces in the field of medicine as nursing is perceived even by patients they take care of as women career. All around the world, especially in the first world countries women, are believed to have outpaced men in education but when it comes to leadership women are still not considered because of their emotional intelligence and gender culture and not their academic competence. In the political arena, women are still the oppressed population despite the push by various governments putting in place constitution that advocates for two-thirds gender rule.

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In such cases, women occupy the positions provided by the constitution but very few women are elected by people into office when there are on the battle field with men. This is because of the stereotype that men are superior to women and that women cannot be firm on some decisions pertaining sensitive issues like military intelligence. In the United States and the world at large women are not fully entrusted to higher government offices either by appointment or by election as they viewed as not much stronger as men in tackling critical issues of the country. Ryser, R. C. Cultural and social death as a crime against humanity: Metis and the loss of nindoodemag.  Fourth World Journal, 16(2), 57. Women, L.  Journal of counseling psychology, 62(2), 264.

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