Essay on Being An African American Woman

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As stated in Webster's II Dictionary, a woman is defined to be an adult female human. In today's society being an African American woman is a rigid task to live up to. It means to reside to what their ancestors have left behind, which means to be stronger than ever. Rosa Parks was strong, Harriet Tubman was also strong, and Jezebel was even stronger. So what exactly does it mean to be a woman? It means to stand up for what is right, even if that means sacrifice, it means to be strong whether it be physically, emotionally, or mentally. African American women are perceived to be the backbone of the family, meaning that even though the male may support the family financially, that the women have the emotional and mental part in the bag. …show more content…
Sometimes companies would get away with it because of their way to cover it up but other companies would be sued because of gender discrimination. In another event, if a woman was having a child and it was a matter of life and death, where only one of them could live, the woman would give up her life for her child which is a huge sacrifice. Even walking around carrying a child for 9 months is a vast sacrifice; you have to be strong to complete an operation like that. Another characteristic that women have is being strong, whether it is physically, emotionally, or mentally. Because of things such as discrimination, women need to have a backbone. Women have put up with so many things that a number of these things do not bother them anymore. One main thing that women have to put up with on a regular basis is stereotypes. There are many stereotypes about women floating around in this world that instead of harming them, they actually make them stronger. One stereotype that women deal with is always wanting child support. I quote Kanye West's song "Gold Digger" he states that, "she got one of her kids and got you [the father] for 18 years. I knew somebody paying child support for one of his kids. His baby's momma car and crib is bigger than his." Now that statement is assuming that all women are only taking child support for their personal satisfaction which is untrue. Women would have no
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