The Working Class: The Feminization Of Poverty

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Feminization of poverty: “is the phenomenon in which women experience poverty at rates that are disproportionately high in comparison to men” (Abbate, 2010). In nutshell, women, are given an unequal salary as compared to men, for performing the same task. In addition to the stipend given to women, in our society women are frowned upon for rising up the corporate ladder and in many situations are held back because of their gender. The Working Class is also known as the proletariat “those persons working for wages, especially in manual labor” (Dictionary, n.d). The working class, is dependent on the bourgeoisie to employ them and distribute wages (symbiotic relationship). The glass ceiling is still prevalent in the lives of women, although many

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