Essay on Women 's Movement Of The United States

1984 Words Nov 10th, 2016 8 Pages
Women’s Movement in the United States
Mostly, throughout the history, women haven’t been treated as an equal among men. Women have always been viewed as less capable of men in respects of careers, being of significant power and political gains. Several influential women have taken charge and helped women further themselves to be equal. Even in our modern society, women struggle to compete with men in aspects of salary and job titles. Nonetheless, women today, have more rights than they were privileged to forty or fifty years prior. Gender stratification in the United States was a major issue during the 1960’s and even is still a relevant issue today.
During the 1960’s and even before, there was a wide gap of unequal dispersal of wealth and power between men and women. After their high school graduation, women were either expected to go to college or get married and start a family. If women chose to get a degree, they were very limited in what they could study. For example, Sandra O’Connor went on to get her law degree, but couldn’t find a job because law firms only wanted to hire men. She wasn’t the only woman who faced discrimination. Women were expected to have “womanly” jobs such as secretaries, teachers, etc. Most women quit their jobs after they had children because they had to mend the house and take care of the kids. Women didn’t have much power because they weren’t forced to play the role of a happy homemaker for their husband. Whenever women were finally able to…

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