Britain, women occupy 77% of administration and secretarial posts
only 6% of engineering and 14% of architects, planners and
83% of people employed in personal services are women.
It could be argued that a justification of socializing males and females in different ways is due to tradition. Older generations often value and respect traditional values regarding the ways in which men and women should behave. Another justification could be biological factors; men are physically different to women, making them seem stronger and more powerful, therefore superior.
regarding biology, tradition and socialization all relate to
issue of gender inequality. Gender inequality has existed
biblical times, and it could be said that religious and mythological
to blame for how train of thought has evolved. Philosophers
Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas applied their own theories
theorists such as Karl Marx spoke of evolutionary sequences of
organization and gender relations. The turning point in history in
women’s rights really started to be considered was the
movement, which initiated modern thinking regarding
issues surrounding women. This was the rise of modern
which kick-started the movement to try and achieve gender
One cannot deny,
the predominant status men procure in not only
circumstances, but across all aspects of society. Data from
October 2016 show that women still account for
less than one in four
board members in the largest publicly listed companies
in EU Member States (Report on equality between women
and men in
2017 ( Ec.europa.eu,2017).