The Fight For Women 's Suffrage Essay

1656 Words Feb 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Beyoncé Knowles once said, “We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.” In our current society, young boys have been raised to believe that because they are male, they are superior to women. Their heads are filled with sexist beliefs that take years to change. As a result, young women’s heads are poisoned with the idea that because they are female, they will never be able to achieve as high as their male peers. For thousands of years, women have had to suffer through the pains of inequality. On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment was passed and women were given the right to vote (“The Fight for Women’s Suffrage”). However, nearly 100 years later women are still fighting to be equal to men. America is one of the only developed countries to not pass the Equal Rights Amendment ("Don’t Men and Women Already Have Equal Rights in America?”). The Equal Rights Amendment is a law saying that women will be given the same rights as men in every way. Women’s rights have slowly begun to improve over the last couple decades, but there is plenty of room for improvement in the work force, social situations, and public treatment. Studies have shown that on average, women are paid $.79 for every $1.00 men are paid (“Pay Equity and Discrimination”). It may not seem like that big of a deal, but why should women be paid any…

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