They further push their point by using the Constitution to say they need it to protect their civil rights and need it to be enforced to isolate and remove sexual discrimination so that they can have equal opportunities in all areas so they could succeed. Women were highly discriminated against since men didn’t want to see them as equals since they were always seen as less than them. Women got paid much less than they did and weren’t given the same education and job opportunities as them which slowed down their progress. Men didn’t view this as wrong since they were always the ones who worked for the home and expected women to stay in jobs suited for women like social work, helping the community or teaching not becoming doctors or lawyers. Women didn’t want special privileges, they wanted to fully take responsibility as a full citizen.
Men and women should share the same rights despite the stigma society places on both genders for something they can and cannot do. It’s obvious now that the young adults of America are tired of the inequality that women face compared to men. America and other countries around the world need to realize that men and women need to be equal to each other because
Men need to realize that women are just as capable, if not more, than them. Also, in the sports aspect, women do not get the same opportunities as men. The reason for this is because men believe if women compete it will, “diminish the masculinity of the sport”(Epstein 3). In many if not all cases this is not true. Women do not want to be compared to men they simply want their own competition.
The whole idea of feminism is to be equal so why wouldn’t men have as much right as women to be feminist? Feminism isn’t just for women, it’s not the name that matters it’s the ideas and beliefs. Originally it was aimed at women, women were seen as inferior to men and it wasn’t until women started to fight for their rights that things started to change. Today women have come a long way and are no longer controlled by men but there is still not equality. It is often thought that being feminist means you are against men, but this is not the case, feminism effects both men and women.
There are many different things that can be done end gender pay gap. First and foremost, we as a society have to look at males and females as equal. A perfect example of this is this year’s election. There was a female candidate and a male candidate. Many people did not vote for the female candidate not because they did not agree with her ideas, instead they did not vote for her because of the sole reason that she is a female.
It’s no secret that men still dominate society. We cannot escape the patriarchy unless the men are working on equalities behalf. When a man speaks of gender equality, it is taking more seriously than when a female talks about it. Some people see females striving for equality as selfish. They think women only care about getting ahead of the men.
Equality is a concept mankind never is able to grasp correctly. Of course humans will always search for different solutions to create fairness, but factors such as human greed, ignorance of mass populations, and even biological aspects stagnates the process of equality. The oldest and most relevant discussion on equality lies with the difference of sex; man versus woman. Initially, men, because of their physical superiority, were given the prospects many women never even dreamt to have. Conversely, as time has progressed, women have fought this unfair treatment with demands of suffrage and similar rights to those of their male equivalents.
So often, people think that Feminism is about replacing the misogyny in our world with misandry, but this is not the case. A true feminist defines Feminism as men and women sharing the exact same rights, not that women should have more rights than men. Even though many feel this definition should be obvious and cannot understand why people are not feminists, there are people who strongly disagree with Feminism for their own various reasons. Men’s Rights Activists (MRA’s), Women Against Feminism (WAF), People of Color (POC) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community (LGBT) all have some kind of bone to pick with Feminism. The POC and LGBT groups all have legitimate qualms about Feminism.
If women are to be the social equals to men then another question would be which men women will be socially equal to. While many white middle and upper class women accept this definition, the lower socioeconomic classes can not because it does not take race and its disadvantages into account. One concern of hooks is the fact that many women do not wish to be associated with feminism. With the amount of women that do not wish to be associated with the term it will be hard to make any sort of real transformation socially. She points out that the root of this is that there is no real definition for feminism.
There is also no point in giving the high level position for women who lack the qualification as it will deteriorate the company’s performance in a long term (or short term). The opinions of many women to defy gender quotas also proved that gender quota itself is not the best choice to balance up the number of men and women at the top. Therefore, it is wise that the government should opt for other solutions in order to balance gender equality than implementing quota.