Women's Rights In The 1930s Essay

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“The history of men 's opposition to women 's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”(Virginia Woolf) The women’s rights movement has been a key change in America since the 1930’s. Whether it was defying the norm, fighting unequal pay, job discrimination or maternity leave women never backed down in the face of the men who asserted their control over them. Ever since the 1930’s, females have made huge strides in gender equality, but even with so many acts, women’s rights still have aways to go.
As society ages, so do stereotypes of that time. One such stereotype is that all women are weak, scatterbrained, and emotional. This stereotype was enforced by the ruling men, in which a patriarchal system dominated. In this system men not only ruled the home life, but the political scene as well. Just as women got the right to vote, an evolution started in females all over America. Best quoted by Louise
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In fact, in most instances when talking to a female athlete reporters talk more about their clothes and relationships; rather than their athletic ability (7). Maria Sharapova is a prime example of this attitude. Evidence has shown that the topic of most of her interviews is about clothes; not a past,current, or future competition she will participate in. A lack of funding only makes this worse, as USA Today reports that “for every $1 spend on women’s college sports, $3 is spent on men’s, with women receiving only 38 percent of scholarship funds and 27 percent of recruiting funds” (7). To add on to this injustice, ESPN devotes only 1.4% of all air time to women sports (7). This lack of attention could drive this behavior of “money follows the attention”, as struggling athletic females would have to aspire to be on a magazine. Finally, one more thing in men 's sports

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