Why don’t they hold as many high-power positions in the science and bio fields as men do? Are they less capable? No. They can handle houses, kids and businesses altogether, then why not high position jobs? Although the problem of women representation is seen in all fields, this problem is seen in the scientific and bio field as highlighted by the lifesci advisors. This thought may get clearer when you would notice that in its 241 years of Independence, America has not seen a single women president. It may have had dozens of women assistants, but the higher position jobs appear to only go towards men.
Yes, some companies are being managed by women, but compare it to the number of companies headed by the men. It isn’t even one-thirds of it. Though there have been several movements to increase their representation and the government is working towards their development, the problem is still obvious and clearly seen. Many top-level women celebrities have raised their voice too, but the problem is still persistent. Though the problem may be seen to the general public, it isn’t taken seriously,and it is not considered as a social issue. The reasons for this aren’t clear. However, we have underlined the major factors.
The first major reason is the reason is that we look down upon women. We see them more as a person to adore at rather than a person who can work. Usually, all people including women, look towards a man as a person who is an assertive person and the one who can lead from the front. While women are seen as caring, gentle and helpful people. This gender stereotype has resulted in men being chosen as the ideal candidate for top positions in scientific jobs as well as other jobs.
You may ask a pro-feminist about his/her opinions. He/she may have a hundred points, but when you ask that what did he/she do towards making an impact? He/she will hardly have an answer. The second major reason was just highlighted. No action. We must do more and speak less. Remember change begins from within. Mahatma Gandhi, a well-decorated freedom fighter from India had told ‘Be the Change you wish to see in the world.’
In fact, women should be accepted as far better organizers and leaders as they manage so many things at once with ease. They might take some more time to adapt to the situation, but once it is done, Then there’s no stopping them. We must stop looking them as a part of our lives and offer them the respect they deserve.
Little girls with dreams become women with a vision
Not all girls have a dream. They are taught from the very beginning to do more of household jobs and smaller jobs instead of making big things and leading from the front. All dads must teach their little daughters to fight for their dreams and struggle, after all, there is no true success without struggles.
Starting now, right now, me must abolish our gender stereotype and see the results. You’ll see a lot of women in higher jobs in not only scientific fields but in all of them, and who knows that our next president may be women.