Equal Rights For Women

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The fight for equal rights for women is a battle that is old as time. Currently in America, women everywhere are still fighting an uphill battle for equal rights, whether it be at school, in the workplace or in the community. Men have always been regarded as stronger, worthier and smarter than women, however it appears as though the tables have turned in the women’s favor in some instances, but certainly not all.
The role of a woman a few short decades ago was to be a wife and a mother at home while the man of the house would get an education and career. Times have changed and Jodi Cohen, a reporter at the Chicago Tribune has the numbers to prove it. According to her findings, women are not only attending college and outnumbering men in those
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The article made mention that the sexism of Harvard President Lawrence Summers, was his downfall after he suggested that men have biological traits that make them superior in the scientific community over women, this is a huge controversial issue for women in science. A group of mostly female scientists called the NAS committee spoke at Harvard and the American Enterprise Institute to bring light to the gender bias they face daily. One speaker, Maria Zuber, conducted studies that concluded that girls tend to do better than boys when tested on thing learned in class rather than new thing they have to think their way through. Women are not getting an equal opportunity in the scientific industry, there are talks of initiating programs to eradicate biases and invoking Title IX of the Civil Rights Act to bring down the wrath of the federal government on institutions that too slow to correct inequalities in science (Young , 2007), as of now, that has yet to …show more content…
Even though women are allowed to have the same positions that their male counterparts have, that does not necessarily mean they are treated equally. History shows that women are generally paid less than men for the same job. An anonymous article titled, Gender Plays a Strong Role in Receiving Annuity, Pension Income, explains how women are not even getting the full benefit of a pension. According to a study by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute, gender is a particularly strong factor in determining the likelihood of whether or not a worker received a pension when they retire (Gender, 2008). The article goes on to state that women over 50 were less likely to get a pension and if they got one at all, it would be significantly less than that of a man. On the positive side, predictions for future women in the workforce are that they will receive equal pensions due to the fact that they will have been in the workforce longer than previous

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