Gender Roles : Being A Woman Essay

885 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Being a woman in America
Only boys can do that, that isn’t very lady like, those are for boys. For most girls gender roles start being brainwashed into us from when we are born. Gender equality is not something one should have to worry about in this day and age, but sadly most woman in America have experienced these disadvantages. America exploits woman, while still not considering us equal. Most woman have been taught to not expect as much as a man, that we are inferior and its time to lay that sad lie to rest. Woman need to start being treated as equals and giving equal chance in life, if not only to help break down these gender roles, but also to help the advancement of our country as a whole. Its time we start honestly respecting and treating woman as equals. Being a woman in society means always having to juggle our lives were expected to do harder work for lower wages than a man in the same position and also look great doing it. It is sad that in our nation there is such a big breach between opportunities for men and woman. Women are also less likely to hold political offices and often have to try twice as hard to be respected half as much. Also, The International Labour organization confirms “Equality in pay has improved in the US since 1979 when women earned about 62 percent as much as men. In 2010, American women on average earned 81 percent of what their male counterparts earned.”(Gender Inequality and Woman in the US Labor Force) Although in the last decade…

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