Women Equality

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Women have made many advancements throughout the decades. Women have achieved the right to vote, some reproductive rights, rights to an equal education, and even more job opportunities have open up for women. But even in today’s modern time women still have set backs and goals that need to be overcome. Social institutions such as family, education and the workplace are constructed with a particular set of norms, such as rules and expectations that influence women’s actions in today’s time. Unfortunately some of these norms that have been constructed for women are not helping women move forward in women’s movements and “True” equality.
A higher education is not a nicety for women anymore but is defiantly a necessity into today’s modern times
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2014). It has become common and “expected” of women to do the same jobs they have always done and it just so happens that these jobs pay less than the similar jobs done by men. The percentage of jobs held by women is 64% and only 4% of the highest levels of management are women, the rest are men (Bravo, E., Meric, L., & Anna, G. S. 2008). Women are underrepresented in the highest status and highest paying positions in the labor force because women don’t think they can push for more. They also don’t attribute their success to themselves like men do (Sandberg, S. 2010, December). Sheryl Sandberg video titled "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders" stated that men attribute their success to themselves because they are “awesome” but women attribute their success to outside forces, such as being lucky (Sandberg, S. 2010, December). This is sadly considered “normal” and expected of both men and women. In order for women to increase their presence and visibility in high-paying, powerful positions is to stop the norms of repression and start “sitting at the table” like in Sheryl Sandberg video (Sandberg, S. 2010, December). Women should not be expected to sit on the sidelines. Women do have just as much of a voice as men. As the saying goes, “If you don’t ask, you don’t receive”. Women need to start “asking” and …show more content…
These norms have not been necessarily positive towards women’s progression toward equality. They also have not been positively healthy for women’s psychological wellbeing. These will not stop women’s positive correlation towards equality; they will just be minor blocks in

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