Why Are The Best Leaders And Equal Rights? Essay

1332 Words Dec 11th, 2015 6 Pages
There have always been instances where I have wondered why things are the way they are today. As a young curious kid, I questioned many things such as why were people arguing about being a Republican or a Democrat? Why were equality rights such a big thing? Things like choosing the best leaders and equal rights for all should be normal and uncalled for. The amount of questions I have about the world shrink as I become more curious about historical events. Therefore, the argument Asimov makes: “If you want to understand today, you have to learn yesterday.” is absolutely true.

For example, today, about 2 out of 5 children are raised in single-parent households. How did that happen? In the 60s, just half a century ago, 74% of children were raised by both parents. What happened? Well, Divorce rates happened. In the late 60s-70s were increasing at a very dangerous rate. Many children (about 25%) are raised by one parent. That large portion of single parents did not come from nowhere. Before the 60s and 70s, divorce was seen as a taboo, or something that rarely happened. Girls and Women today have the mindset that having a careers and being independent is essential to being a grown woman. Knowing how divorce rates were rapidly increasing in the late 60s helps us understand why single-parenthood is much more common now than it was about 50 years ago. Just over half-century ago, women were told that getting married right away and having children should…

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