They wanted to equally share responsibilities with home care, children and economic burden. Women were determined to create a new image of themselves by protesting and speaking out for their equality, freedom and human dignity to gain an equal, self-respecting partnership with men. Women believed that men being told that they couldn’t excel in these areas where women could was also a discrimination to men. They felt there was unnecessary hostility between the sexes since they got completely different treatment and chances. Commissions like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission helped women because it allowed women to sue against workplaces that they felt were being discriminatory in any way whether by race, age, sex or color.
Feminism frustrates women when they tell them what they need to be equal to men because they do not need to be equal to be. What they need is a society that grants her equal opportunities. In addition, feminism leaders tell women that they will face many challenges because this is an unequal society and that they will not be able to be successful in both their professional and personal life as Slaughter concludes, “women can’t have all at once” (93). It is not surprising why women face inequality since they grow up hearing those negative statements. Sandberg addresses this matter when she notes, “women are surrounded by headlines and stories warning them that they cannot be committed to both their families and careers” (655).
He also believes that equal rights will also affect women right to receive child support. The author point out that men has always been required to take care of their women, so why would women want to have equal rights if it mean losing child support or being forced into the military. This document is important because it shows a different stance on equal rights. In the first document you see feminist fight for their right to be their own persons. In this document we see a person against equal rights for women.
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.
Well first because it is not fair. Why should females do the same job as males and not get paid the same? It just does not make sense. In a society where we thrive for equality no matter who you are or how you look or where you are from gender equality should be the first thing that should be fixed in order to fix the rest. There are many different things that can be done end gender pay gap.
Without citizenship, women had to depend on the males in their lives for everything. “According to the Civil Code of 1884, married women could not enter into a contract, sell property, or oversee their children’s education” (Op Cit.). Without the rights of citizenship, women could not lead an independent existence. This paper will explore why, for women of all kinds, the revolution against Diaz became a popular cause. It will also explore how various groups of women worked for revolutionary forces, why women of all classes were disappointed by their lack of progress, and how these groups of women were very separate from one another.
The document was written to prove how serious the issue of unequal treatment was and served as a guide and stated all of NOW’s beliefs and intentions. NOW argued that, “women were underrepresented in every position and were losing ground… the statement called for equal opportunity and the end of job discrimination for women” (Life So Far 177). NOW sought to ensure that women were equally represented in all aspects of society and challenged gender traditional roles in the process. The organization campaigned hard to ensure that women’s rights were granted to them and that they were given opportunities for future
(482) The feminists of the West understand the tyranny that goes on behind the glorified label of motherhood. Patriarchy’s motive is always to enslave women and motherhood serves as a powerful way in enabling them to do it. Motherhood, as “rewarded” to women by men, only serves to hamper the progress of both women and their children. . The social responsibility of the caring of children lies entirely on the mothers and they are expected to devote their time and their entire self on their children.
“They want us around for parties, banter, and most of all sex, but they don’t view us as intellectual equals.” This statement comes from a girl in Chesire who started a feminist society at her school after noticing how women are not treated fairly. Society has grown up in a world men and women are not perceived as equals, and the ones who advocate for equality are considered crazy. Feminism is lacking in today’s society due to the overwhelming demand to keep the patriarchy in place, because that is what society has grown up with throughout history. The question is, why has the world not accepted an egalitarian society? With this astonishing lack of feminism in society the world needs to allow it back in as how society functions, but before that will ever happen, the world needs to look at why it needs it, what it is which includes the stereotypes associated with it, and ending with the goals of women right’s activists.
Women were seen as highly susceptible to becoming mentally ill because of this belief. Women were subject to only be “housewives.” The novel, Alias Grace, accurately shows the construction of this gender identity through society, sexuality, and emotion while challenging it through Grace’s mother and Mrs. Humphrey. Society shows the stereotypical way of thinking in the Victorian era: women are subordinate to men. This can be seen through Mary Whitney. Mary Whitney tells Grace what her goals should be and how she should act: “It was a custom for young girls in this country to hire themselves out, in order to earn money for their dowries, and then they would marry, and if their husbands proposed they would soon be hiring their own servants in their turn and then they, ―would be mistress of a tidy farmhouse, and independent” (Atwood 182).