Problem

Gender stereotyping of employment

Other Names:
Reservation of jobs for men
Reservation of work for women
Segregation of labour by sex
Claim:

To claim that certain work is male and certain work is female is sexual discrimination and enables past exploitative practices to continue.

Counter Claim:

Positive discrimination or affirmative action in favour of one sex implies negative discrimination against the other sex. Will this mean that we invest effort in ensuring that men become 50% of nurses, nurses' aides, cashiers, table attendants, salespeople, teachers of young children and au-pairs ? On the other side, there are very few women who want to be miners, garbage collectors or dockers. A more sensible policy would accept that there are differences between the sexes, and work with reality rather than against it.

Reduced By:
Women combatants
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Date of last update
08.11.2018 – 03:52 CET