Gender Difference: Discrimination (Essay Sample)
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According to the majority of Americans, women are every bit is capable of being good political leaders as men. The same can be said of their ability to dominate the corporate boardroom. And according to a new Pew Research Center survey on women and leadership, most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation. with many saying they’re stronger than men in terms of being compassionate and organized leaders. So why, then, are women in short supply at the top of government and business in the United States?
Do you find the above statements factual? Please detail why you agree or disagree with the statement and consider the implications of gender on leadership.
Men and women have the same skills to make good political leaders but due to the society’s perception about women, they are underpinned and stopped from assuming leadership roles. According to a research (US Department of Labor, 2005), which was conducted on why there are many male leaders on the top positions than female leaders in America, it was found that women are held at higher standards than men, the women who are interested in politics are not fully supported by political parties, they are tied up by family responsibilities, many American citizens are not ready to vote in women to higher offices and lastly the American citizens perceive women as lacking enough experience that is required to run an office. In this case, I strongly agree with the statement due to various reasons that impacts the gender bias on leadership.
Gender discrimination in leadership is one of the factors that make women not to assume higher leadership positions. Gender preferences applied by m
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