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Hot Essays And Papers In Mrs Burrows seventh grade English class I wrote a paper entitled Women vs Men in the Work Force I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing In 1988 my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference For example in 1998 women received 63 of the pay men received for the same job I remember finding that out and asking my dad why that was happening My father parent of two daughters who instructed them never to be dependent on a man did not have a good explanation for this inequality Sexual discrimination was just starting to be a hot topic in 1988 Here is my favorite quote from my paper Sixty-two percent of working women who are employed full-time believe that discrimination prevents them from getting top jobs in business and government Sexual discrimination seems to occur the most For example one female executive on her way to the top told of how she fought back She and some of her male colleagues were in a business meeting when they started to kid her about her short skirts In reaction to their joking she put a shapely leg up onto the table and asked her challenger whether or not he saw anything wrong with it This unusual comeback won her points from her adversaries Women who have reached top corporate positions have said that getting used to such joking is one of the hardest problems to overcome in an executive job Joking is one of the hardest problems to overcome in an executive job It seems so trivial compared to issues such as the slowly shrinking wage gap new family-friendly company benefits and the ever popular catch phrase the glass-ceiling I have found that the three Ps are
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