Gender Equality

1474 WordsJul 9, 20136 Pages
Gender Equality Women have faced major discrimination when it comes to work and sometimes in education. Women decades ago had a wide range of opportunities denied to them due to their sex. Women have always been looked upon as the weaker sex and men as stronger and as the rulers. Women years ago were not seen as individuals, they were basically their husband’s slaves. Women were the ones to stay home, make dinner for their cranky and tired husband, look after their children, clean the house and answer to their husband. It was pretty safe to say that women were never the ones that over ruled this society, but “there have been huge changes…” (182) in gender equality. Gender equality has changed dramatically over the years and the shift…show more content…
“A woman in a position of power such as manager of a large firm was totally unheard of” (Female Power). Men have always been the ones to succeed in life since they were the ones that have always worked and women stayed home. A few decades ago in Saudi Arabia “women weren’t even allowed to drive” (Global Women’s Progress). There has been a huge impact on gender equality from previous years. “A generation ago working women performed menial jobs and were routinely subjected to casual sexism” (Female Power). According to some statistics from Female Power today about 51 percent of women make up the majority of professional workers in the United States alone. Gender equality is growing all over the world as every day passes, for example “in Spain the proportion of young women in the labor force has now reached American levels” (Female Power). Women have succeeded over the years and they are taking over as years pass. Women were not even allowed to go to school or to get education before. “Women today have equal rights with men to education” (Female Power). According to Female Power it is now illegal to discriminate against either sex by denying them access to certain subjects and courses at school and in higher education because of their sex. “Women today are attending college in record numbers” (American Women). According to some statistics from American Women in 2010 fifty seven percent of college students were females. Women work so
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