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Women constitute over half of the global population today Their contributions socially economically culturally and politically are great yet their efforts have been recognized at a much lower proportion than those of men Over the past thirty years the legal status of the woman has undoubtedly improved but effective equality is far from being realty Woman are still marginalized in political and public positions paid less for work of equal value find themselves victims of poverty and unemployment more often then men and frequently subject to physical and mental abuse Today a seat at the boardroom table does not guarantee that a woman will earn as much as her male counterpart At many companies the biggest paychecks go to men That is because men hold more than 90 percent of the so-called line position with direct responsibly for corporate profits A company may have female vice presidents in charge of the legal department corporate communications or human resource s but a men still is more likely to be chief financial officer In 1998 the San Francisco Chronicle published and article stating The nations highest paid female corporate executives earn 68 cents to every dollar earned by the highest paid men according to the Catalyst a New York nonprofit that works to advance women in business It goes on to state Thats a wider gap than in the work force as a whole where woman earned 76 cents for every dollar men made in the first quarter of 1998 according to the labor Department t Statistic There are obvious biological and physical differences between the genders These differences definitely act upon the social roles of the different genders William G Shade states in his article There are certain biological givens that constitute sex differences Women menstruate procreate and lactate Men do not These biological functions demand a certain amount of time dedicated to the further of the species This is time which men do not have
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