Gender Equality : An Egalitarian Society Essay

1536 Words Jul 29th, 2015 7 Pages
Gender Equality
Growing up most of us learned that the father was the the provider and the head of the family. The mother usually stayed at home cleaning and making dinner. Throughout the years this idea has changed extensively. More households have become two working parent families households. In the last few decades we have fought for equality and human rights we all should have and succeeded, yet there is still change to be made. We live in a patriarchy or a society that gives men the power and the women do not get much power or say in day to day ordeals. America prides itself on being the land of the free and fair to all, yet it still gives men more power than women. We should have an egalitarian society which is the belief that all people should be treated as equals. An egalitarian society would be fair and beneficial to all members of its society. We would all have the same rights as each other. An egalitarian society would rise competition in all areas and fields.
We as humans have the right to have and exercise our basic freedoms and rights. As Aaron H. Devor pointed out “Popular conceptions of femininity and masculinity instead revolve around hierarchical appraisals of the “natural” roles of males and females. Members of both genders are believed to share many of the same human characteristics, although in different relative proportions; both males and females are popularly thought to be able to do many of the same things, but most activities are divided into…

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