Discuss about the Dignity of the Human Person for Society and Leading.
To me human dignity means understanding the true meaning of morals in our society and leading through example. Every human being has equal rights like any other person in this world. Everyone has the right to express himself in any way they feel they are not bounded. The best way that one can appreciate human dignity is through respecting the rights of other people without discriminating. The point where ones human rights end is where another person’s dignity begins so to speak.
Through one interaction in the daily way of living one is exposed to incidences that may be described as the lack of respect for human dignity. In my future profession practice I will be interacting with different people in the society. People have different personal values such as different country, race, gender, religion and different backgrounds. It is these differences that will define the boundaries of proper morals which in turn will determine how people work with each other.
Women are striving to succeed in their professional work place but they are pulled back by the existing patriarchal barriers which are based on unfair traditions and stereotype. In a society that has been made to believe that the female gender is weak and cannot make any accomplishments is what I will have to deal with. Even those that sideline themselves saying that they support moral ethics often find themselves in this trap of gender discrimination issue.
Among the various things that identify a person is sexual orientation which for many people they don’t prefer to reveal (Badgett, 2013). For people who haven’t had the opportunity to live with women often find themselves in this situation. The males fail to understand how a woman can be their leader and give them work instructions and orders. As a female I understand how it feels to be downgraded especially because of my gender a situation I experience even now at school. Technically and logically speaking there is no difference especially in abilities between the two sexes. There is no boundary in ability for what a man can or what a woman can do.
With the work world becoming more interconnected through different avenues of globalization then there is need to address the issue on gender discrimination. In my professional practice I will be faced with this challenge of gender discrimination. Through my understanding of human dignity it will be easy to access the issue on gender discrimination through the feminist theory approach as it offers a better understanding on equity and access to equal opportunities at work place according to Brisolara (2010). This will be applied better in the human resource department which is involved with hiring out professions based on potential and abilities rather than on ethical lines and sexual orientation. In my profession as an engineer which is male dominated it means that securing a position at the work place will be a great challenge to me and other females in my profession and which will need to be addressed every time.
The career development of women discriminated on the lines of gender becomes very complex because it is uneven especially when it comes to working. Even after I secure a job it will still remain a challenge for me to rise up the ranks more because the mentality of the recruiting team is still the same that males are better and women can’t handle the responsibilities of such a position. There is the ‘glass ceiling’ that prevents women from attaining high level management positions (Powell & Butterfield, 2009). The only way that I can be able to break this glass is by understanding what human dignity means to me and standing up to help my fellow women in the engineering profession. 6In order to avoid incidences of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation I will push towards advocating policies that will ensure that there is no form of unfair treatment. One needs to respect the rights of others in order to receive respect from them in return. By showing respect to others human dignity is respected. I will be ensuring that the gender equality rights are respected in accordance with the law in order to even the gender game.
Badgett, M. (2013). The wage effects of sexual orientation discrimination. Industrial and Labor Relations (4), 726-739.
Brisolara, S. (2010). Invited reaction: Feminist inquiry, frameworks, feminisms, and other “F” words. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 14(1), 27-34.
Powell, G. & Butterfield, A. (2009). Investigating the “glass ceiling” phenomenon: An empirical study of actual promotions to top management. The Academy of Management Journal, 37(1), 68-86.