Friedan's View On Women Equality

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The message of inequality in feminism sends is: that all women do not matter, only certain women of a certain class do. Thus, it reinforces inequality between women even more. We are tearing each other down while others succeed. Friedan’s treatments of these groups mirror what mainstream society at large still neglects, people of color and lower class working women. How can society praise a white middle class educated white woman, and not recognize the efforts of a hard working uneducated single mother that does anything necessary for her children? This issue of non-inclusion continues today through the educational system by denying immigrant women the opportunity to obtain an education. If they do not have the proper documentation they are …show more content…
And because he claims those phrases did not originate in the white community it wasn’t his fault. In addition he claimed that young black women all through that society are demeaned and disrespected by their own black men. Nonetheless, does this give him the right to use the language? I think not. As a society, we continue to have issues on using racial and sexist slurs with women. I truly believe that a person who is white does not have the right to use such derogatory language directed at any person of color. Why? Because I believe most middle class whites have not experienced the struggles a woman of color or people of color have endured. He would not have made similar racial and sexual slurs if the women’s basketball team was white. These girls were humiliated by these comments and their self-esteem …show more content…
We need to eliminate the stigma of women on welfare, single mothers, and women in poverty. We as a society need to stop seeing these women as invisible and a burden. Countless women of color and lower social class are trapped in low income jobs, hazardous working conditions, and are exposed to non-stop sexism and discrimination in all spheres of society. We need to uplift and help those in need had a chance at succeed and to better themselves. Have more funding for programs directed at women who suffer from violence and lack of education. Health benefits to all women, as we are the gender that needs it the

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