Women in America, like those in Europe, have long complained that their gender roles don’t align with those of men.
The notion that women should always be doing more, whether they’re working or studying, is one of the oldest, most deeply entrenched gender roles in the Western world.
But it’s been a problem for women in the US for a while now.
A survey of female employees in major corporations in the mid-2000s by women’s advocacy group Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that a whopping 82 percent of American female employees believe they should be doing less, rather than more, than their male colleagues.
And, while women’s representation in the workplace is still growing, women still comprise just 12 percent of senior executives, according to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).
The issue has even led to the resignation of top women executives, like Sheryl Sandberg, the founder of Facebook, and Sheryl Lynn Grubbs, the CEO of Intel.
This is a major issue for many of the women who started and ran the Women’s March, the women’s movement that led to Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in November.
The Women’s Liberation March, which took place in New York City and Washington, D.C., on January 21, was marred by violent clashes between white supremacists and protesters who called for an end to gender stereotypes.
The march’s leader, Brittany Pettibone, who has faced hate-speech charges for calling Black Lives Matter “allies” in a speech in December, was arrested in a New York hotel after a woman tried to set her on fire.
The Women’s Equality March on January 25 drew thousands of women from around the country.
While the violence was ugly, the march also showed how far women have come in recent years, said Stephanie Schriock, the NWLC’s national legal director.
The event was a turning point in the fight for equal pay for women, she said.
“We can now see how far the movement has come.”
A woman marches in the Women�s March on Washington on January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.
(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)The march was a victory for the broader cause of gender equality, Schriop said.
It also helped cement a movement to hold corporate leaders to account, she added.
The marches on Wall Street and the Women���s March in Washington were also important, as they showed that “we can do something about the way companies treat women,” Schrio-Pettibone said.
In some cases, companies are paying out in cash settlements.
Women have also become more vocal about how they feel about discrimination and harassment at work.
Last year, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a $10 million class action lawsuit against the network for her experiences, claiming she was harassed by a producer who said she could not be hired at Fox.
That lawsuit was later dismissed, but Carlson went on to win a $7 million payout from the network.
There are also several cases of women being fired from corporate positions over gender discrimination.
The number of women in senior management roles in tech and the pharmaceutical industry has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according the National Organization for Women (NOW).
A study from the nonprofit Center for the Study of Women and Work found that women hold just 22 percent of leadership positions in the tech industry, down from 45 percent in 1990.
In addition to the rising number of lawsuits, the rise of the Internet, social media, and other technologies has led to a heightened level of harassment and discrimination against women, said Karen Hoberman, an assistant professor of management at Northeastern University.
A study published last year found that in 2016, more than half of the men and one in five women in Silicon Valley were harassed on the job, while one in six women experienced a sexual harassment incident.
“This is not a coincidence,” Hobermans told Newsweek.
“Women are more likely to experience sexual harassment than men, yet the workplace remains a place where women are treated as less than equal, and where they are discriminated against for doing their jobs,” she said, noting that more than 30 percent of women who were fired from their jobs were fired for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
And the number of sexual harassment lawsuits is up.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported last year that 1,878 employees had filed sexual harassment claims over the past five years, while 1,957 employees had been sexually harassed in the past two years.
While the march in Washington had a positive message, Schreop said that a march in solidarity with women who have been sexually assaulted is important as well.
“If you look at the march, you could see that the issue of sexual assault and harassment in the business world is not as big as it used to be,”