Gender Gap between Men and Women

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When a man cries, it is seen as him being sensitive. When a woman cries, it is seen as her losing control of her emotions. It is the 21st century and women cannot act like human beings and still be taken seriously. Despite all the protests, all the campaigns, all the progress women have made in the past century, all of it would have been for naught if they cannot be taken seriously in the country today. Of course, compared to some other countries where women have essentially no rights at all, the US has made astonishing progress, but there still stands major roadblocks on the way to equality. The gender gap in the US is still very prominent, women are constantly being discriminated, disregarded, and are discouraged from taking on leadership roles. For women to be taken seriously, the country needs to come together to minimize the gender gap, to understand that a woman is as important and trustworthy as any man, and to make sure that every child, boy and girl, is encouraged to take the lead. Minimizing the gender gap is one of the most vital roles in getting women to be taken seriously. How do we do it? Well, getting equal pay is a good place to start. The pay gap between men and women is the same as it was ten years ago. That is a decade without progress between men and women. In 2012, as in 2002, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 77 percent of what men were paid. (Hill, Catherine. "The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap.") If people were to start

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