The Between Men And Women 's Achievements Essay

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glossed over compared to men’s achievements. A few influential women throughout the years would be Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, and Margaret Thatcher. Anthony established the National Woman’s Suffrage Association; Curie was a famous chemist and physicist who held quite a few achievements for women, and she also won the Nobel Prize twice. Rosa Parks, an American civil rights leader, known as “The First Lady of Civil Rights” for refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female Prime Minister; she leads the Conservative Party and is referred to as “The Iron Lady” (McCormick). Although women are now considered more than children, they are still viewed beneath the value of men. Throughout most of history, men have held all the positions of power. A few problems of the present, is that today on average, men make more money than women, hold more positions of high authority, and own more property. Andrea Castillo says in her article in “The Ümlaut,” “The Patriarchy is a system created by and for men at the direct expense of women.” Unfortunately, the Patriarchy harms both men and women. For example, more men than women are homeless, on death row, killed in military service, and killed on the job. The Patriarchy is responsible for misogyny, which is the hatred of women and power for men (Castillo). Jack Holland states in his book Misogyny that, “Misogyny is not seen by many men as a prejudice but as something…

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