Hello Queens! We are back at it again with feminine education on how to acknowledge global issues. Many topics have arisen as women across the world fight for their rights. From home to the workplace, women of color and minorities have dealt with gender bias. Before you ask, “what is gender bias,” let us help you work through it with examples and scenarios so you can be more aware!
Gender bias is defined as prejudice toward one gender over the other. Let's unpack that sis. If you're at work and your male colleagues prefer to talk to just men at work and talk around you, this is a sign of gender bias. It can be approached with a few easy steps:
- Acknowledge them, say “hello.” don't allow yourself to be discouraged and fall in the backlight.
- Express your discomfort if you feel any before it becomes a habit.
- Don't gossip about it to other women. Be a leader and lead by example.
Another significant gender bias that stands out in our community is the gender pay gap. The pay gap varies from race to gender. In 2019, women earned 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. Here are some charts to breakdown by possible positions and ages.
You can learn more about how much each race makes and gender inequality in pay with PayScale.
Gender bias stems from systematic rules and regulations that stems back to the 50s and Post War. Women were always portrayed to be second to a man, and roles are changing. It's time for us to unite and dominate in greatness and uprise from oppression! Like Maya Angelou said, “A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy, a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim!”