Gender Discrimination And The 21st Century Essay

868 Words Sep 19th, 2016 4 Pages
“True equality means holding everyone accountable in the same way, regardless of race, gender, faith, ethnicity - or political ideology” (Crowley). This quote can be related back to the beginning of time regardless of what race, gender, faith, ethnicity, or political ideology you stand behind. Since the beginning of time, our race, being the human race, has always suppressed a certain gender, race, ethnicity, and so on for believing that they are of less importance than their own. In this paper, I will focus on how world results of centuries of gender discrimination have affected us today in the 21st century. Gender discrimination and the ideals of it have been around for centuries. During the early years of our country, women were not entitled to the same right and privileges as a white man. Women were not allowed to vote and were also considered a form property to their father or husband. Likewise, women were not allowed to attend school and their occupational opportunities were often very limited. All and all many believed that a woman’s role in society was to take care of her home, family, and domestic doings. However today, this idea of a women’s place in society has changed a significant amount. Nowadays we as American women still face gender inequalities, especially in the workforce, nevertheless, in some countries, women still have to abide by strict restrictions and some are even worse compared to the old American ways.
In countries such Saudi Arabia, South…

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