In the mid nineteenth century America was going through an age of reform. The person who would be the center of these reforms would be the women in society. Women soon realized that in order to make sure that all the reforms went through they would need more power and influence in society. The oppression and discrimination the women felt in this era launched the women into create the women’s right movement. The women fought so zealously for their rights it would be impossible for them not to achieve their goals.
In achieving these goals, gender equality can exist by the year 2015. The Need for Empowerme... ... middle of paper ... ... 2014 “too many women face far too much discrimination and violence” (New York Daily News, 2014). UNIDO (n.d) state that millennium development goal number three cannot be achieved without closing the gaps between women and men. In closing the gaps, we must empower women by providing them with education, accessibility to reproductive health, and lastly, engage men in promoting gender equality for women (WHO, 2014). I agree greatly with Hillary Clinton’s quote that is “human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights” (New York Daily News, 2014).
However, the growing number of female workers has developed major concerns and issues that must be dealt with by society in order for females and the business world to prosper. By evaluating the history of women and mothers in the workforce, as well as reviewing the w... ... middle of paper ... ...ain the benefits that these valuable women can potentially contribute to society. Many variables contribute to the formation of such a profound social change, but the momentum it creates holds the potential to revolutionize how America operates in the most basic of terms. For the most part, the world has surpassed America in terms of women's wage and childcare. Previous expectations of women in the workforce, the ease of change, cultural acceptance and cultural resistance, the presence of women in today’s college systems, the topic of children and childcare, roles of governments and corporations in this trend, as well as issues with speeding up such a radical movement: these matters both captivate and concern the followers of this front.
Women come from a long history of oppression and unequal treatment. Much progress has been made throughout various regions of the world by the hard work of processors in the past two centuries, yet women are still struggling for liberation and autonomy today. On a global scale, feminism is relevant and necessary in the 21st century; women are in need of empowerment in everyday life: ownership of the body, reproductive rights, equal pay for work, and participation in politics. Feminism applies to all of the categories listed above, capable of dismantling sexist ideas and rebuilding a world that recognizes, appreciates, empathizes, and values women holistically if exercised appropriately. Achieving women’s empowerment will not only liberate women from oppression, but also provide individuals of all genders freedom, as inequality diminishes gradually.
Feminism has not changed today, but its focus has changed. Many women today have good education and employment opportunities just like men, as the early feminist fought for them. Now, after getting all these, men are now discriminating them and at times abusing them in order to undermine their hard work and potentiality. Men are doing all they can to undermine the success women have been able to acquired, however, today’s feminism is struggling to protect women and girls from domestic violence, sexual harassment, and rape as well as discrimination. Today, the feminist movement has grown and is still growing as women around the globe have joined hands in the fight against inequality.
Instead of - and in some cases, in addition to - working to raise a family, young women in this generation are now out getting educated and becoming doctors, lawyers, engineers, and much more. Since women have entered the work force wholeheartedly, the demand for gender equality has become exceedingly reverberant. Since women have expanded their work ethic over the years, the desire to be treated equally with men has greatly increased; and, women are now striving for equal pay in the workplace ... ... middle of paper ... ...Lastly, even after taking notice of the forms of gender inequality practically hidden in plain sight and tackling stereotypes that make women seem incapable of achieving more than men, women and men need to also establish, promote, and enforce a set of principles in the workplace that protect against gender inequality. Employers can enact their own policies to apply consistently. Reviewing the fair employment practices and policies, updating policies pertaining to sexual harassment and discrimination based on sex in accordance with U.S.
Equality, as we know it today, has been formed and molded into an idea that is still changing. Government officials, laws, and most influentially, people of the United States, have aided in the prevention of oppression towards women of all races and classes. The efforts of these individuals are counteracted with instances throughout history to prove that these men and women are not treated as if there were an equal condition. There are many instances of discrimination still present today, and one place it is most relevant is in the workplace. Not only are workers separated by gender in their place of work, but also, many women are being segregated inside their own group by race.
However, by concentrating on the similitude women have constrained their own identity. Through recognizing differences between genders women have the opportunity to achieve not only greater equality but also create the environment to embrace their unique and exceptional undertaking with humanity. In a quest for equal rights with their male counterparts the feminist movement has opened new opportunities for women in many societies around the world. (Golombisky 90). Feminist’s are pioneering the way for women’s rights, challenging long standing cultural beliefs, creating greater access to education and the political arenas, and initiating change for new ideals.
“Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms” (Baptiste). Just as in the past, feminism continues to act as a controversial issue among men and women. In the 1960’s, women finally addressed workplace inequity and created woman organizations to achieve equality. In the early 1960’s, the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act set a milestone for women’s progression towards work equality. Though women have made great leaps towards true equality, women still face many challenges and continue to be categorized as the subservient gender.
As children we learn and adapt to specific gender roles, and as we grow they become more evident and more important to our role in a society. There is a lot of discrimination against the female gender. Carol Gilligan argued that women are more likely to make decisions based on responsibility and norms of caring, where as men are likely to apply principles of justice to their decisions .Because of this discrimination, social mobility has been difficult, but is definitely changing to benefit women and is definitely something I would like to see changed. Women of the later 20th century are fighting more to end the discrimination, and a lot has improved. But women are still looked down upon in society, and men still have the power.