Women's rights in the canadian work force
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, women had very few rights what-so-ever. They were not employed at certain businesses or institutions, they were not allowed to hold certain political positions, and were usually only employed as educators at the primary and secondary level or nurses. Men were the dominant 'bread winners' and the preferred employee of choice to many employers and business owners as they too were men. The gender segregation and preference in the work place led females to believe that they had no chance of professional advancement in life. With that being said, do women in modern day Canada have sufficient or equal rights as men, as it pertains to the work force?
Although Canadian women are much better off, they are not yet close to achieving the advantages of equality to men. This will be demonstrated by analyzing reports and statistics which are in relation to the gender inequality in employment, education and politics.
According to the World Economic Forum "....Based on a scale in which perfect equality was assigned a score of 1.0, Canada achieved an overall mark of 0.72. That included almost perfect marks in the categories of educational attainment (0.999) and health and survival (0.979). But it scored lower on economic participation and opportunity (0.74) and much lower (0.159) on political empowerment with women making up only 21 per cent of MPs and 23 per cent of cabinet posts in Parliament...."  This shows that Canada, which is one of the most sought after places in the world to live, one of the most liberating and opportunity filled countries in the world only ranks a mere .72 on the 'equality scale'. In education terms that is a B-, and is not a grade you boast upon unless circumstances are terrible which would show that achieving that grade was a magnificent triumph.
Circumstances in Canada are great, there is unlimited opportunity and great potential. Stating back to the...