Gender Inequality : Improving Or Declining? Research Paper

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Shelly Shtern
Mrs. Phipps
Period 4
English 12
8 May 2015
Gender Inequality: Improving or Declining? Research Paper
Throughout much of our education of history, women have been treated in one of two ways: looked down upon or completely ignored altogether. They have had very little say in the world, and when women tried to stand up for themselves, they were always pushed back. As Abigail Adams once stated, “...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation” (Adams, 1776). She wrote to her husband, John Adams, strongly persuading him and the government to not disregard the women who fought for American independence. Her letter was the first step in the battle of equal rights for women. As time went by, the “innate” differences between men and women were proven to not be as innate and unchangeable as previously believed. Despite that earthshaking discovery, the distinction still remains. Gender inequality exists in every single culture and society. There are many different features that result in gender inequality such as sex and gender roles and, “each of these aspects play a significant part when speaking of the different social problems
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