Educate a Woman, Educate a Generation

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“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” (Young). This quote illustrates the importance of women in today’s society and the crucial role they play in inspiring the next generation of young women. Feminism is a social perspective dedicated to equality and equal rights between both sexes, male and female. This social perspective has been and still is practiced by millions of feminists around the world fighting for equal rights. The feminist movement has undergone three waves in the past century, changing the face of the human race as we know it. It has changed social norms and shifted the norms and stereotypes of typical gender inequality that is embedded in daily practices. In Canada we still…show more content…
It is completely unjust that women are penalized for taking time off to care for their own child. And if the woman does not get fired, they typically face discrimination and outdated ideas of what a woman can accomplish if she's pregnant or a mother. And occupations that are considered traditional women's work, such as nursing and teaching, are habitually some of the lowest-paying fields. Feminism is needed because there is still a significant amount of areas in society where women are mistreated and discriminated against merely based on their gender. Women are not only unequally leveled as men in society, but many of their major contributions to humanity are often overlooked because of the male dominated society we live in.
Women have made countless contributions to society that has literally changed the way humans live and think today. From developments such as the dishwasher, advanced x-ray medical technology, medication for cancer and leukemia, gas heating furnace and many more have all been contributed by women. Iconic women such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Munroe, Michelle Obama, Mother Teresa and Anne Frank have left such a massive impact on the world. Powerful and inspiring women are often left unnoticed because of how much attention is paid to men. The numbers of men who are glorified and honored heavily outweigh the number of women. Women are over 50% of Canada's population and currently comprise an average of 25% of Canada's
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