By Rosalyn L (@MsRosalynOfficial)
Women might be more prominent in workplaces today as compared to previous times, and some might even be getting equal or even better pay than men, but we can’t conclude that every woman has equal opportunities in today’s world. Equal opportunity for all women is something that would only happen the day we stop considering women “Something Else” as compared to men. Normalization of the scenario where males and females are treated on an equal basis is the only way all women can be guaranteed opportunities on equal footing.
But currently, the scenario is far from perfect.
People still believe that women are not equal to men in a variety of ways. When we are given a particular right like equal pay, it’s seen as a hassle people have to go out of their way for. Somehow…it’s not considered something that should have been there in the first place?
A scenario where a woman has equal opportunity in the workplace or society should be a mainstream concept and not a utopian aspiration we hope to meet someday.
Notable women like Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Janet Yellen and countless more have risen to powerful and respectable positions within their lives and careers. This shows that not only should women get equal opportunities in our society because it’s just the right thing to do, but also because we can and do serve in equal pomp as men (obviously).
The time is definitely right to be a female. Historically, female gender has always stood marginalized from society, but things are changing. More women empowerment groups and opinions now thrive within the community in most developed countries than ever. Firms are now formulating increasingly mature policies to address the issues of gender inequality, equal pay, and harassment. These policies would help more females to enter the workforce and perform on the same scale as the opposite gender.
We need to empower women and encourage them to dream big and have even greater aspirations because it’s only women themselves who can prove that they are worthy of equality. The time is perfect to achieve that and make the circumstances right for future generations to come and live in a world free of discrimination.