No body should be given a job based on any superficial characteristic. However this is something that is prevalent in society. Ethnics are given jobs based on there ethnicity so firms can look like they are equal opportunity employers. This is a bit hypocritical as awarding someone a job based on sexuality, race, gender etc is not an equal opportunity. Getting a job should be based solely on qualification, merit and work ethic. Superficial aspects should not even be taking into consideration.
How would that even work ? If someone is not qualified that is not safe for the company or any type of place. Gender should not be a factor in choosing employees . Nepotism should not be allowed as well and should be illegal. The whole system needs a refresh.
No, a woman should not be given a job she is not qualified for just because of her gender. A job should be given to the most qualified candidate every time, regardless of gender or race. However, there are a few times in which gender could be a significant qualification, due to the nature of the job and who the candidate will be working with.
A woman should not be given a job simply because she is a woman. However this means that a woman should not be withheld from a job simply because she is a woman. This same philosophy should hold true for all races as well. Jobs should be given to the most qualified person, but unfortunately this is idealistic and is not how the world actually works.
No one should get a job position in which he or she is not qualified to do. Unfortunately, many men receive lucrative positions because of favoritism, nepotism, and sheer sexism. So when women see these discrepancies, they feel as if they should be allotted the same opportunities regardless of their skill sets because the scales are so disproportionately one sided.