Research Paper: Social Movement Of Women In American History

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Women have been deemed property by men since history can remember, but now they have begun demanding equality through protests and education. There has been great progress throughout the development of the modern United States we all know today. As known by anyone in California who has taken a history class in the eighth grade, first we have unjust wages during the industrial revolution, which then extends to World War II, empowering women to take on different roles. This in turns uncovers problems to modern working rights for women, such as non discriminatory positions and equal opportunity in education. Women in the United States are frequently fighting for their rights; although there has been some progress made, there is still much to be done. In the United states, women on average make significantly less than their male counter parts, no matter what degree or position they hold (as in male to female doctor earning ratio). As can be seen in the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey entitled, "Time Wage and Salary Workers by Selected Characteristics, 2012."During the industrial revolution various people, particularly from the country, changed working environments to that of the factories. The reason for this was due to the limited yield of product that certain craftsmen could make in comparison to the newer technology at the time. According to Jackons's article "Heights and Living Standards of English Women during the Industrial Revolution," People such as artisans could not produce textiles as efficiently as the machines in the factories could. In other words, they were outclassed, and instead of needed skilled people too weave wools, the need was now in workers to maintain the machines that made these textiles. Although we are a... ... middle of paper ... ... does need to happen is the clarification that you can pursue anything you want to be. Over time, I am certain that these discrepancies in earnings will eventually even out. Discriminating hearts will soften, as this is a changing world, and a changing society for the better. Works Cited Barry, Kathleen M. Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants. Durham: Duke UP, 2007. Print. "History of NOW." History of NOW. National Organization for Women, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. Jackson, R. V. Heights and Living Standards of English Women during the Industrial Revolution. Canberra: Australian National University, 1994. Print. Love, Barbara J. Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. Urbana: University of Illinois, 2006. Print. Rickman, Sarah Byrn. The Originals: The Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron of World War II. Sarasota, FL: Disc-Us, 2001. Print.

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