Essay on Where Is Our Place?

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Where is our Place?
(A discussion on the main injustices women face)

Who is in control of your life? When posed with this question, many of us would like to think that we are, but that isn’t always the case. There are so many different things that can take control of our life. For women, something that seems to have always taken control is men. Women have been working to gain equality for themselves for decades, and yet even today, we aren’t totally equal. Simon De Beauvoir was one of the most important French intellectuals. Much of her work was philosophical. She taught all around France while also writing novels, memoirs and essays. One of her most famous works is The Second Sex, where she discusses some of the injustices women face. Injustice towards women wasn’t just something that was happening a hundred years ago; women today are still facing some of the same problems. In today’s world, women are still facing injustices when it comes to biological, economical, and social issues. One of the first types of injustices women face are those revolving around biological issues. We all know that girls aren’t the same as boys, but does that mean we have to be treated differently? For as long as I can remember, I’ve been hearing that girls aren’t as strong or fast as boys. It starts in the early years of grade school, which only goes to show that society is raising young kids to think that boys are superior to girls. This problem doesn’t just disappear when…

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