Gender Inequality Essay

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Gender inequality is undeniably outdated in today’s society, but this does not mean that it is non-existent. Through the ages, women all around the world have been mistreated and denied of basic fundamental rights. As we move forward in the 21st century, there have been several movements such as Emma Watson’s “He for She” which empower women to fight for their rights. Both India and Canada are countries which are changing to involve women in education, government and the general workforce, but the success in both countries varies. Canada is a developed nation which has been progressing on the path of gender equality for over a century, whereas India is a developing nation which is slowly moving in the same direction. The vast disparity in women’s rights in these countries can be seen by comparing the degree of education, presence in the workforce and overall respect women have in both these countries. For decades, women have been overcoming obstacles to acquire the degree of education that they have always deserved. In Canada, young girls began attending schools in the 17th century. They were educated for a few years before they married and were expected to become housewives. However as time went on, women fought to continue their education past the teen years and in 1916, Gracie Annie Lockhart became the first Canadian woman to receive a university degree. Today, Canada takes pride in their 99% adult female literacy rate which is courtesy of “The Education Act” passed in
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