The distinct roles and behavior give rise to gender inequalities, i.e. differences between men and women that systematically favor one group. In turn, such divergence can lead to inequities between men and women in both health status and access to health care.2
Women’s contribution to the economy should not be ignored. In 2012, there are 72,648,000 women in the U.S workforce. This figure is expected to increase by 0.7% by 2010 to 2020, higher than the men’s labor increase of 0.6%.3
A large percentage of women are in education service, but its number has barely increased. Construction, mining, logging, and transport have always been a man’s world because I presume, is due to physical and hard labor.
Men and women in the organization are segregated horizontally and vertically4. Horizontal segregation is a workforce specifically made up of a particular group. For instance, horizontal segregation exists in construction because it is made up of men, while childcare is for women. Vertical segregation is a situation that narrows the opportunities for a particular gender that most often affects women.
Patriarchy helps to enlighten gender inequality. Walby explains there are six patriarchal structures that controls women and promote male domination. These are via paid work wherein women faced the horizontal and vertical segregation that allows them to receive low wages; thru gender division of household work, a situation where women were forced to take primary responsibility in the household while holding a full-time job; cultural disadvantage wherein modern culture emphasizes the attractiveness of female; heterosexual relationship; male violence; and activities of the State that are still racist and capitalist. Patriarchy has been with our society and custom such as men having authority of positions in women and in the family; man is in control of financial responsibility, while women, although working, is in charge of the