Pay Equity is Still an Issue

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Since time immemorial, historical accounts have portrayed natural injustice against women in all societies. Women have been degraded to lesser beings and inferior to men.  Social and cultural factors have always confined women to an inferior position in the society, and in some societies, even inferior than children. This has been attributed to various factors including physical weakness and social and cultural constructions. Women have been portrayed differently under gender lens despite the current effort to address gender balance issues. Since 1960s gender equity movements, gender equity crusaders have made great strides in compelling governments all over the world to put in place legislations that ensure women are given same status in the society as men. In different countries, gender equity legislations have been enacted solely or as a part of other legislations that are meant to ensure equity in different social setups. Although social and cultural role constructions have traditionally identified different roles for men and women, gender equity movements have tried to prove that what a man can do, a woman can do better.  In deed, this has been proved true in different ways but the notion of gender equity in role playing has not been fully embraced.