Theissue of exercising equality between men and women in the workplace has been anongoing issue for women not just in the U.S.
, but in South Korea as well. Thisissue has been going on for decades in both countries, and though there hasbeen progress throughout the years, there is still inequality in the workplacetoday. Women want and have been fighting for equal treatment and are determinedto get it. Throughout history, women have been seen as inferior to men and havehad their abilities restricted because their only job was to take care of thefamily and the house. With time and certain events, more and more women haveentered the workplace, but still face inequality with the men. They had lesspay, had to work more hours, were replaced by men, and were discriminatedagainst because of their sex. Their biggest issue in the workplace was the wagedifference between men and women and it continues to be an ongoing issue whichold traditions and stereotypes being part of the reason why.
Women also had towork more hours just to make the same as a man because a man could work afull year and earn full salary, but a woman in that same position had to workan extra 3 months to make the same amount that the manThese were a few of the many issues women faced and isthe cause of many unions, strikes, and protests to have formed in both SouthKorea and the U.S. This paper will talk about how gender inequality inthe workplace in the U.
S. and South Korea affected women and what they did tostop it and demand equality. It will include details in the difference in pay,and treatment between men and women in the U.
S. and South Korea during the 1900sand today to see the difference between then and now. Womenin the U.S. and South Korea faced discrimination and inequality inthe 20th century when they started shifting their roles of being housewivesto working women because of the treatment and pay difference betweenmen and women, since the male dominant workforce only saw them as housewives,so they began pushing for more equality.