Equal Work Equal pay,2018 Iceland became the first country in the world to legislate for "equal pay", other countries, how far away?
With the evolution of the times, more and more women leave kitchen to enter the workplace, the workplace gender ratio is becoming more and more equal, the male and female "equal pay" phenomenon still exists widely in every workplace. What is the reason why employers are unwilling to pay women what they deserve ? In fact, many women are afraid to ask for a raise and rarely discuss their ideal salary with their supervisors, a study has suggested, which is one reason why women and men are paid differently. (Extended reading: The daughter of the master: Rich woman to form the first step, first as a miser )
With a simple experiment, the Harvard Business Week team tried to figure out whether men and women responded to lower-than-expected responses, asking participants to play word games and pay three to 10 dollars, and when the researchers said they would only give them three dollars, The proportion of men and women who reported to the researchers as underpaid was 9:1. And back to reality, remember the last time you asked the supervisor for any kind of consultation? According to the statistics, the average distance between women was four weeks, two weeks for men, and the last time you went into the Executive office? Women were 24 weeks ago, while men were seven weeks ago. From these data, we can sum up a conclusion:
Women are more passively accepting set salaries than men, and negotiating with supervisors is far less frequent than men.
What is the reason behind such a phenomenon that women are willing to accept a lower salary in silence ?
First, we were brought up by this social education must be "gentle and graceful" existence, not too have the idea of the same time, women are required to be more for the sake of others. And unconsciously, we toeing to such gender expectations, for those unequal treatment will inadvertently ignore or accept it, or the society let women turn to believe, as long as I work hard, even if not publicity, my ability can be affirmed. But what's brutal is that certainly doesn't mean we can get a promotion or raise.
Second, corporate culture does not encourage women: you may have a successful story of Yahoo CEO Mayer Marissa or Facebook Sheryl Sandberg, but they are special cases, The fact is that women account for only 20% of the top 500 companies in the US. (Extended reading:Google wants to innovate, absolutely without this woman )
Under these structural factors, it is easy to turn around women's workplace weaknesses; today in the United States, women come forward (Lean in) , with three ways of community, education and small organizations to make working women more willing to pursue their own goals. And what about our country, Taiwan? According to the government's statistics, China's gender parity index is the second highest in the world, while more than half of the female workers pay less than 30,000 yuan a month (less than 30% of men with fewer than 30,000 yuan).
In Taiwan, the gender inequality of the working environment is an indisputable fact that it is difficult to be a dream of the index to reverse the rankings, but also can not be changed overnight. Then perhaps in the workplace we should be brave enough to speak for themselves, challenging those who have repressed our long time of gender bondage.