Women's Rights In The Workplace

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History of the Problem

Women’s rights issues have been prominent in society since the beginning of American civilization. Over the centuries, women’s liberty movements and government laws have been acted upon, and women have been given rights they previously did not have. However, although people would consider that women are equal to men today, this is not the case. Presently, women in the workforce do not get paid as much as men do, regardless of skill level or experience. “On average, women today earn just 78 cents for every dollar that men earn—an increase of only 17 cents on the dollar since the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was enacted” (“Women’s Rights in the Workplace”). This is currently a big concern for women in America. In other countries,
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“One year ago I left my home for school and never returned. I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious. Some people say I will never return home, but I believe firmly in my heart that I will. To be torn from the country that you love is not something to wish on anyone” (Yousafzai 3). If women continue to fight for their rights, without the opposition of men, it is possible that women can live in a society where they are treated as equals by men and everyone is content.

Opposition/Refutation

Although there are many rights that are being advocated by women, people would argue that women have equal and possibly more rights than men in different perspectives and societal fields. The CEDAW Inter Press Service (IPS) has devised a list of numerous benefits that the women’s right treaty has been
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Regarding education for women in other countries, an international meeting should be held in which this topic is discussed. The governments of various countries can come together at the Headquarters of the United Nations and devise a plan or create a legislation of compromise. “[Malala’s father] believed that lack of education was the root to all of Pakistan’s problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls” (Yousafzai 41). Alongside that, in an interview with Angela Pandit, she says “women should be granted education in other countries as well. Everyone has the right to education. It is important because the more people are educated, the better the economy and the society. If an entire gender is not receiving education, it cuts down half the population that could be contributing to the society with their skills.” Women are an important part to society, and with another way of thinking, there could be an economic and social boom due to mass innovation and productivity. On a similar note, equal pay for men and women in the workforce, an issue mostly prominent in the United States, should be accounted for by enacting a series of laws that are justified with something along the lines of “men and

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