Women Empowerment Essay

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What role does the media play in promoting female empowerment? Even though women generally earn 60% of what men do and have suffered unspeakable discrimination. Nevertheless, there is an acknowledgment, by a few strong influential women who realize, to achieve greatness with in the media, they first would have to liberate themselves and then open the door for others. All though women currently make $.69 cent on the dollar, in the opinion of educated women in the media and current, Democratic presidential nominees, pay discrepancy between men and women is a significant platform issue.(Natasha) Also, women are still objectified and treated with disrespect because of gender. How can these issues be rectified? There has been great strides by ambitious …show more content…
Through true grit and determination, she owns her own network called OWN (OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK.) For 30 years this amazing woman has helped other women become stronger and more independent. Ms. Winfrey, is in fact a great leader for all women. Tyra Banks and Lisa Ling were both inspired by Oprah. In fact Ms. Ling is an investigative reporter for OWN. The song, Run the World (Girls), which is sung by Beyonce Knowles, addresses the matter of female empowerment when examined by using feminist lens, for the song “Run the World”, aids the issue with female empowerment. This lyric shows how women are stronger than men when it comes to childbearing. “Strong enough to bear the children. Then get back to bidness.” ( Janell)Only the female gender is strong enough to bear children and then resume their job, when only given a few days of rest. The male gender claims to strong and dominate without actually knowing the pain women must go through to give a child life and then go back to work, that is empowerment. The next lyric that shows that women are just more than trophies is, “Help me raise a glass for the college …show more content…
This song delivers a powerful message to all women and girls who want to be respected and treated fairly but society refuses to give them that treatment, so the only way to insure their equity that they must take matters into their own hands by overcoming a man’s words on how a women should be seen and treated. Women should be seen as soldiers, having to deal with bearing a child, going through that intense pain and going to work to provide for their families in less than six weeks. It is important to see this song in feminist lens, sure they are others ways to see this topic while listening to the song too, but giving the issue of how women should be treated as equals, and are still forced to go through discrimination because men refuse to see that women should be treated like any other race in this world, with respect. Beyonce gives this song as powerful outlook, while she is singing, you can clearly see parts of her body that are exposed, but while you try to focus on her body, the song captures all of your attention with it’s powerful lyrics on women rights and equality for the female

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