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Women and Gender Discrimination
A: Hello everyone! I am Asuka.
M: I am Miyuki. Today, we are going to talk about sexual discrimination.
A: So, Miyuki, we interviewed American women students, didn’t you? What information did you get from them?
M: One of the student said that women are discriminated by men or other old people in work place.
A: Yes. In America, there are lots of discrimination against women in work place.
M: I got one thing about that.
A: What was it?
M: Women’s pay is 25% less than men’s one even if women worked harder than men. We cannot believe it, can we?
A: No! That’s unfair.
M: Also, it is hard for women to be promoted, though they have same degree or academic background as men.
A: That’s too bad.
M: I can’t understand.
A: Yeah me too.
M: Did you get any other things about discrimination against women from them?
A: Yeah. A woman who has baby is hard to get job.
M: Why? Why can’t she get job easily?
A: Because she has a baby, a company has to pay extra money for her during she rests to take care of her baby.
M: Oh. Not only her but also her husband should help her.
A: I think so, too.
M: Are there any discrimination against women except work place?
A: Yeah of course. Other students had different experiences.
M: Like what?
A: Most men expect women to do housework.
A: Women were received violence by men frequently.
M: Oh no!
A: How do you think discrimination against women go out of our society?
M: First, women should show their power and fight for equality. Second, women have to try to be President.
A: Oh, that’s a good idea, Miyuki.
M: And employer should give equal opportunity to work for women and men.
A: Yeah, I think so, too.
M: It might be hard for people to disappear discrimination against women from our society.
A: But we must strive to eliminate it.
M: Everyone, let’s work hard as women.
A: Yes! Thank you for everyone. We hope you had a good time. Bye!
© KCC - ESOL 197-0 Students, Summer 2005