Gender Inequality In The Civil War

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Introduction
On November 19, 1863, President Lincoln delivered a speech during the dedication of the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, which hit every main point in less then two minutes. One line in particular, Lincoln states, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” (Burns, 2012). Inequality had brought on the civil war, with the issues of slavery and central power which had divided the United States (10 Facts You Should Know About the Civil War, n.d.). In 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves from the south and eventually throughout the rest of the country. is unfortunate that it takes a war to
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According to AAUW (American Association of University of Women), the pay gap won’t close until 2152 (The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, 2016.). Women are even starting their careers with better education, and although they are making more then their mothers and grandmothers did before them, the fact of the matter is, they are still getting paid less across the board. A few statistics that are noticed within the PewResearchCenter site when it comes to 10 findings about women in the workplace, is that working mothers tend to take more time off then fathers to take care of a family member, and are also more likely to have career interruptions due to family (10 Findings about Women in the Workplace, 2013), It seems women may be more obligated to take care of the children, but as a dual-working household, how would a father’s employer feel about leaving for a sick child? A personal example is the military. When a single woman or a dual military couple have a child, they are to come up with a family care plan, which states who will take care of your kids when you have to go and perform your duties. Therefore, as a solider, you should not have an excuse when it comes to a sick child or a doctor’s appointment because you have a family care plan in place. If a mother wants to work while the father is in the military, the mother, at all times, has an obligation for their children, because according to the military, your wife is your family care plan, and she has to take care of everything. Although a solider has their training and their deployments here and there, we are not in WWIII. When stateside, outside of mission ready training, there should be an equal partnership between working parents because the military is still just a

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