preview

The Struggle For Women In 'A Normal Yet Powerful Girl'

Good Essays
People see a lot of discrimination in their lives. One of the most important kinds is a gender equality. A long time ago women did not have equal rights as men did. Many women tried to change it. And they thought they did. But was it true? Definitely no. It was just “an illusion” of it. Yes, women got rights. But no one changed his relationship to them. It was getting worse: women who were fighting for their rights started to be called “feminists” and this word got a bad meaning. So, why women started to struggle for social change? They want to be so strong and so powerful as men do. They want to have better work and to be paid better. Women don’t want to be called “feminists” because they are trying to be similar as men do. Women struggle…show more content…
Some men became “enemies” in women’s eyes. One example of that is Malala Yousafzai. “Malala knows the Taliban would still like to kill her, but she says she hopes to return to Pakistan one day” ( A Normal Yet Powerful Girl by Malala Yousafzai). All the hardships that have happened in her life made Malala struggle for a change. First of all, she struggles for individual change. She wants to empower herself with knowledge and education. She would become powerful. Gender discrimination makes women be against men. To end this “gender war”, that’s why she struggles for change. “There has been a discrimination in our society, which she believes must be defeated” ( A Normal Yet Powerful Girl by Malala…show more content…
“In 2017, we should not be seeing progress towards gender parity shift into reverse. Gender equality is both a moral and economic imperative.” ( It’s getting even harder to be a woman by Alanna Petroff). Gender discrimination does not let women have equal rights in the workplace. People still think that men should be paid better than women. But women sometimes are working really harder and more than men do. Some women are single and they work only for themselves. “Thank you, sir!” (We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie heard that when she gave her OWN money to a man at the parking lot. Society has too many stereotypes they need to break. But everything starts with a little. “Than, to my surprise, my teacher said that the monitor had to be a boy” ( We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). People need to break “a wall” between sexes. Women can do men’s job and men can do women’s too. “You should be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you would threaten the man” ( We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). No woman should hear that. This is not true. Little steps and “advice” like that begin gender
Get Access