This paper isan exploration of discrimination effecting women, in particular Female representationat work, in order to develop a critical understanding of the subject area. Thishas been accomplished through the use of a range of sources to obtain a broadunderstanding of the subject area, whilst critically analysing and evaluatingthe information gathered. In human socialaffairs, discrimination is an action or ideology defined by treatment or consideration of, or making adistinction in favour of or against, a person based on the group, class, orcategory to which the person is perceived to belong rather than on individualattributes. This includes treatment of an individual or group, based on theiractual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category (Cambridge,2017). Presently genderdiscrimination has become a hot topic in the mainstream media with the Harvey Weinsteinscandal (BBC,2017) along with Sexualharassment claims by MPs in the House of Commons (Elgot and Mason, 2017).
Historically genderdiscrimination has not been spoken about as much as race discrimination (Friedman, 2012; Rankin, 2015). Genderdiscrimination happens to both men and women in individual situations,discrimination against women is more common. It is argued that this is due tothe patriarchal capitalist system, characterised by rapid transformations inall spheres of life that is globalisation (Kershawet al., 2016). In this time ofglobalisation, struggle for gender equality is still a matter of concern; societyis still patriarchal and gender discrimination is common at all levels ofcommunity. Nature doesn’t discriminate men from women, but women worldwide havebeen the victim of inequality not only in terms of social and political rightsbut also on grounds of employment opportunities (McDonough andHarrison, 2013).