Feminism is still relevant today because the gender inequality between men and women persists. The focus of this paper is to bring an awareness to problems that women are still facing and the equal rights that they deserve. Feminisms goal does not only focus on equality for women but equality in humanity. To argue about this statement, I will use three points, including: women’s underrepresentation in politics, continues violence against women and the mainstream medias representation of women. However, feminism has been the reason many women can vote, get education etc.
Women wanted the right to vote, and have some decision making within our government, because they felt like they were worth nothing. Moreover, women wanted to make more for their hard labor. Feminists fought for their right to vote, but they were not granted it until later years. Other reforms during this era consisted of a municipal reform which raised taxes in cities in order to get public services, and to help clean up the cities. There were also racial reforms, where blacks pushed to be treated the same as whites, and there was also a political reform started by La Follette to deny bosses the power to choose a political party's candidates.
In order to explain how and why the lack of minor female political leaders affects the American Society, it’s best to explain how the gender inequality, in general, affects the American people. Gender inequality in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ceilings placed above them when trying to integrate themselves in politics. Minority women are just as eager to show their strengths and capabilities that they can offer, professionally and politically. The need for minority women in politics is grave due to the fact that without them, there’s an underrepresented population needing someone to be the voice for their demographic. The need for diversity in government not only affects the underrepresented group but America as a whole.
As evidenced in the quote from the book, ‘... women deserved to make their voices heard and, in so doing, create laws that would benefit and protect them,’ the right to vote not only women gave them a chance to make socio-political changes in the country that would empower them, but also gender equality (Dicker 54). Similarly, the second wave also fought for gender equality. The women were fighting against male supremacy that undermined the women’s contribution to the socio-political front. Dicker quotes, ‘... It was and is the conditions women face, its male supremacy we want to change... ... middle of paper ... ...ork places, and in other legal settings.
History of the past mainly highlighted men and left out the important roles of women. This planted the seed for women seeking a place in being included in politics and other matters. This was known as first wave feminism. During the 60s-80s, second wave feminism happened where women had to still fight to be recognized and also women of color and women of the LGBTQ community were trying to be included in the movement. They started looking towards gender equality so that their voices would be heard (Dorey-Stein).
Later, when alliance with other political and social reform movements was made necessary to further the goals of the movement, there was Jane Addams. The argument changed to one of the American woman needing the vote in order to better the daily lives of their families, their friends, and their society. But the goal was always the same: equality for men and women. Equality eventually symbolized by the right to vote. The early women's movement was dominated by an uncompromising attitude of right versus wrong.
Overall, the proportion of women in decision-making in most countries remains low and far below their proportion in the population and labor force. Over the past thirty years the representation of women in public office has substantially increased. Although women have yet to reach parity with their male counterparts, women have become a strong and visible force in politics. The role of women in politics depends on the dominant ideology in society, as well as socio-economic and political characteristics of stages of development. Women are poorly represented in political parties and national legislatures.
We’ve come a long way since the awareness to sexism in the 1960s but to get America back on track and end sexism we need women to stand up for themselves. If women stand up against the media’s discrimination then the media would have no other option but to give women a fair/just leadership not based on looks. As research and media have shown women make better decisions but, “we have a long way to go toward ensuring that reality across the spectrum and at all levels of the media” (“Women’s Media Center.”) Challenge the media to show women for more than beauty and youth, let’s make the media show women can have just as powerful influence on America as men have.
Empowering women is one of the things that must be done just right for moral reasons because half the world face discrimination based on their sex and this situation can be changed . The process of empowerment means , increase the influence of women in specific issues . In other words , empowerment is a continuous process , which is done with purpose, to enable greater control over resources that our society offers . Therefore we can say that empowerment , that actually means overcoming fundamental inequalities , the moment arrives wife decide its own fate because of its contribution and role in family economic development and social transformation are key to a prosperous society . Albanian women have the right to be safe in their homes and in the community , to be educated , to have control over their bodies and their lifes.
In addition, the people should know about the importance of expression of attitudes, behavior for each gender, “While it’s also important to attend rallies for and sue companies for workplace discrimination, a women’s strongest impact is living her life and expressing her womanhood on her own terms”, it demonstrates that women has made an impact to the social society, but manly to their own gender (Sheinin, Thompson, Mc Donald, Clement 2016). In other words, woman had to live with many challenges throughout the past years, either finding their way to get equal rights, right to vote, or demonstrate themselves as an important role in the social society. Women are considered