Also, since women can become pregnant at any time, employers do not want to deal with paid time off for paternal leave. Our group decided on two ideas that we feel would decrease the wage gap in the workplace immensely. The first idea is “daddy leave” and the second is a college campaign and petition. In Norway, they have a law in which new fathers receive ten weeks of paid time off that cannot be given to the mother. This changes the dynamic of their society to lessen the severe gender role differences like we have in the states. It allows men to be okay with taking ore of a role in raising their children and staying home with them.
This idea transfers over into the hiring process in the workplace because women will not be discriminated against for the chance of pregnancy because men also receive the paternity leave. Also, the overall attitude that women should stay at home to take care of children changes as well. In the twenty years that Norway has implemented this law, the wage gap has decreased by almost half of what it was. The second idea our group came up with was to make college students and he younger generation aware of how severe this wage gap issue really is.
We would start with our own campus at Grand Canyon University by posting up flyers with important facts around campus. We would then hold a meeting in Pet’s Coffee to go over the severity of the issue and how it affects our generation. A petition would be handed around to propose to the government that “daddy leave” should be implemented in our society. To market our proposal and make others aware, a free shirt would be handed out that reads “equal pay for bee” which would catch the attention of other allege students because of the lingo.
Summary Of Gender Inequality
We would do this all in hopes that the petition would be passed around and receive enough votes to be considered by the government. Although it will take a long time for the wage gap to become equal, we believe that it is not impossible. If more people take a stand against the issue and put our ideas to work, over time that gap will decrease drastically. Since women are equal to men, there is no reason they shouldn’t be able to hold the same jobs and receive the same pay.