Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses the effects of the stereotype that men hold positions of power and wealth than women do. This will be done by presenting evidence that suggests that the perception that women now have more power than men does not have any real effect on the way that men wield their power and wealth in an ever-changing and equalizing world.
Women are constantly complaining about gender gaps in work promotions and salary paid per hour. Women’s rights groups are constantly claiming to be the oppressed gender because women are viewed as the weaker sex and therefore, cannot be trusted with the same kind of responsibility as men do. However, a quick check of the list of Fortune 1000 company leaders shows that women lead at least 50 of these companies and corporations in a CEO position ( “Women CEOs of the Fortune 1000” ). Therefore, it is totally unfair for women to continue to claim that they are constantly being prevented by the men from breaking the glass ceiling. It was broken a very long time ago, they just refuse to acknowledge it because they would prefer to constantly play the victim card in most employment situations.
Men these days need to keep up their game in the business world if they wish to keep up with their positions of power. Although men are the traditional leaders of society. Employers these days also take note of the number of genders employed in their companies lest they be accused of gender discrimination. Hence men are sometimes forced out of positions that they would traditionally portray.
The past one hundred and fifty years of social evolution did not have a problem with having men in a position of power. However, men have begun losing their social power due to the slow rise of women to social, economic, and political power. Forces of rationalization, legitimation, and market shortages have forced men out of the power position so that women can get a shot at the leadership roles that they so badly wish to attain.