March is Women’s History Month

1796482_692702224085534_518968457_n imagesCAQ16ZBCMarch is National Women’s History Month in the United States. In honor of Women’s History Month, we will examine some key issues still inhibiting the prosperity of women throughout society.

The wage gap based on gender in the workplace is still an issue of today in the work environment. Women are still being paid 77 cents to the dollar in comparison with the compensation of men in the same fields with the same qualifications.

There are a growing number of women CEOs and top executives that is higher than perhaps 25 years ago, but the number of women in charge of a Fortune 500 company is still very small, again in comparison with male executives. So, the societal inequality still rears its ugly head in subtle but apparent ways.

Human trafficking continues to rob so many of their security, trust, and personal well-being throughout the world and heavily within the Midwest and southern regions of the U.S. The underground sex trade notably kidnaps multiple young girls and women of all ages, though men and young boys are also victims to the practice. More than 90 percent of the sex trafficking population is women and girls.

There are then plenty of societal difficulties for women to overcome including overcoming sexual repression and subjugation, both indirectly and directly.

Media portrayal still lacks powerful women that are not portrayed as dependent on a male character or as completely unattractive in attitude and appearance. Sexual objectification is a continued problem for young girls to witness and imitate from the media.

The aim for legislation protecting women’s rights is growing as the number of woman politicians is growing at a slow, but steady rate.

There are of course plenty of strides women have made in the past 50 years that are remarkable considering that short amount of time. Women are in just about every working environment within the United States as men and are slowly gaining the same equal rights in the work place as well as in general society.

Cheers to Women’s History Month!