Being A Woman In America Essay

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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
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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 the amount of woman in us labor force involvement have actually dropped a considerable amount compared to decades before. Many Americans may be telling themselves its not that big of a problem compared to countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, but that’s not the problem. Yes although we may seem farther than other regions dealing with gender equality. It’s not about whose worse or better off it’s about the fact that gender inequality exists. Another horrible aspect of gender inequality is sexual harassment. The Huffington post did an article finding that Cosmopolitan Surveyed 2,235 woman between the ages 18 through 34 in the work forced and found one in three woman have experiences a form of sexual harassment at work. (Vagianos,

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