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The issue of gender inequality is one which has been publicly reverberating through society for decades The problem of inequality in employment being one of the most pressing issues today In order to examine this situation one must try to get to the root of the problem and must understand the sociological factors that cause women to have a much more difficult time getting the same benefits wages and job opportunities as their male counterparts The society in which we live has been shaped historically by males The policy-makers have consistently been male and therefore it is not surprising that our society reflects those biases which exist as a result of this male-domination It is important to examine all facets of this problem but in order to fully tackle the issue one must recognize that this inequality in the workforce is rooted in what shapes future employees and employers-- education This paper will examine the inequalities in policy actual teaching situations admission to post-secondary institutions hiring and job benefits and wages It will also tackle what is being done to solve this problem and what can be done to remedy the situation The late 1960s brought on the first real indication that feminist groups were concerned with the education system in North America The focus of these feminist groups captured the attention of teachers parents and students At first the evidence for inequality in schooling was based on no more than specific case studies and anecdotal references to support their claims but as more people began to show concern for the situation more conclusive research was done to show that the claims of inequality were in fact valid and definitely indicated a problem with the way that schools were educating the future adults of society One of the problems which became apparent was the fact that the policy-makers set a curriculum which as shown specifically through textbooks was sexist and for the
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