Hey guys! I’m still quarantined, but if you’ve read my last two blog posts, I’ve been writing about documentaries on Netflix! Yesterday, I wrote about The Next Pandemic and Rotten: The Peanut Problem. Today, I watched a documentary on why women are paid less and athleisure wear. Stay tuned for the Athleisure Wear blog post cause I’m gonna post that next! Anyways, It’s perfect that I watched this because it’s International Women’s Month!
As being a young woman (and African American), It’s important that I know how women are treated especially when working in the real world. I guess, it’s better that I learn about this now so that I won’t be confused later on in life.
Like my last few blog posts, I’m going to share some things that I liked and things that I learned from this documentary.
Things I Liked:
- This documentary captures the reality that working women (especially with children) have to face in a workforce for being a woman.
- I like how this documentary talks about how the statement, “equal pay for equal work” is inaccurate considering the fact that there are pay gaps between men, women, and women with children.
Things I Learned:
- Women earn $.79 to a man’s $1 in the U.S.
- Women especially, in the
1950’sand 60’s, were not involved in the workforce. Their responsibility was to be the main caregiver of the household.
- Causes for the pay gap in the 50s and 60s included lower education rates, women were less intelligent, women should raise children, discrimination is legal, lower workforce participation, “feminine” jobs, women can’t hold power, women should be homemakers, and other reasons.
- Pay gaps are lower for women who work and have children.
- Women were supposed to be the primary caregivers of the household and that was the expectation in society.
- Women STILL don’t make equal money to the average man.
Ok, so I’m basically addicted to documentaries. They are so interesting and I think they are my new niche. Anyways, I hope you guys learned something new today! I hope everyone had a good day and please stay safe!