Is it fair that women should dominate these fields?
I've cut and pasted this from another user's answer. They believe more men need to be in these fields. This is the percentage of women apparently- Secretaries & Administrative Assistants-96.7% Child Care Workers-94.6% Hairdressers, Stylists, Cosmetologists-92.9% Registered Nurses-91.7% Teacher Assistants-91.5% Medical Assistants & Other Healthcare Support-90.6% Auditing Clerks-90.3% Maids & Housekeeping Services-89.2% Home Health Aides-88.3% Elementary & Middle School Teachers-80.9% General Office Clerks-85.3% Cashiers-75.6% Supervisors, Office Managers & Admin Support-73.4% Customers Service Representatives-68.5% Accountants & Auditors-61.9% Why do women dominate these areas and is it unfair ? Common Sense, I didn't leave out anything about Affirmative Action because I'm in the UK where there is no Affirmative Action and I think the proportions of women in these jobs here are pretty much the same as wherever these figures come from. I've never seen a male secretary, we have very few male teachers, most cashiers and clerks are women and again very few men are maids/ housekeepers. same story over here and no AA. Common Sense - this has nothing to do with the other question. The only connection is that I have used a list of jobs where women dominate those fields from another user and am asking if it's fair. It is not related in any other way. Steve - I don't know why you think "The consensus among the respondents is that men should be kept out". I can't see anyone saying that and most people would like more males in these positions.
Asked By: liz - 1/26/2014
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Most dominate because men aren't applying for these jobs. I don't see how its fair or not fair it merely is. Men are the ones keeping themselves out of these fields blaming women is beyond irrational.
Answered By: Just Me - 1/26/2014
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Answered By: Emily - 1/26/2014
I don't know why, but as long as a free market is working I don't think that anything is wrong and no adjustments are required. The free market will make any that are required.
Answered By: vulcan_alex - 1/26/2014
Those were actually the only jobs women held decades ago. Certain fields will always be dominated by a certain gender. In the world of video games men will always dominate the business aspect and the playing aspect. It is actually pretty funny to play GTA and get into a session where there is a girl with a microphone... More
Answered By: Lamar Davis - 1/26/2014
It's not unfair. Men are for the most part free to go into those fields if they wish. What you left out from that question however was that affirmative action is used to advantage women in many fields, but never advantages men, not even when a field is 90% or more female dominated as these number indicate some are... More
Answered By: Common Sense - 1/26/2014
Generally speaking women tend to go into light labour blue collar jobs and men go into hard labour blue collar jobs... More
Answered By: Smarty - 1/26/2014
No. They dominate these area because of personality and aptitude. As a group, women have less technical aptitude than men, so they can't dominate men traditional Field. Is it fair that women continue to dominate sex "industry" that have higher pay than a doctor and require little training?
Answered By: Shorty - 1/26/2014
Until the last 20 years, these were the fields with the lowest pay, mandatory unpaid overtime, lack of benefits. ..In other words, woman's work... More
Answered By: Leo D - 1/26/2014
People choose their careers - for the most part - and they remain there by choice. Maybe there is a pattern between the chosen profession and the inherent abilities of the occupants of those jobs? I think Teaching could do with more men; the Teachers Unions here say the same....it'd be better for the kids.
Answered By: lazybones - 1/26/2014
Women dominate these fields in large part because they are lower paid and men don't want the jobs. And also because many of them are in caring fields and just as many women have no interest in STEM areas, so many men have no interest in caring professions... More
Answered By: Ath - 1/26/2014
Yes, because they, for the most part, are jobs that most men do not want, cannot not do (mentally with the repetitive natural of them), and could not live on if they were the sole breadwinners with said jobs. I say it's a sad day when the numbers on these are so high, and so far from 50%.
Answered By: VanessaFas - 1/26/2014
The consensus among the respondents is that men should be kept out because they don't really want to work in these fields. Funny, these same people want to restrict male enrollment in STEM courses because the mere fact of female underrepresentation there is "proof" of discrimination. Hypocrisy, thy name is feminism.
Answered By: STEVE - 1/26/2014
"Is it fair that women should dominate these fields... More
Answered By: Jack - 1/26/2014
That's unfair only if people are hiring based on gender, perhaps the trends exist due to societal views of these jobs. When I was younger, I imagined what kind of job I would be hired for, much of it was based on my gender. So I became a waitress, because it was easy to be hired as a waitress... But, I didn't apply for... More
Answered By: O.o - 1/26/2014
I would not describe it as fair or unfair. Women are attracted to those fields.
Answered By: The Duality Of Neo - 1/26/2014
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