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Persuasive Essay On Gender Equality

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Gender Equality Benefits Everyone
“A father and his son are in a car accident. The father dies at the scene and the son is rushed to the hospital. At the hospital the surgeon looks at the boy and says "I can't operate on this boy, he is my son." How can this be?” As kids, most of us, were asked this very simple riddle, and almost all of us couldn't figure out the answer because we couldn’t think of that a woman could be doctor as well as a man. This shows us that starting with early ages, people develop an understanding of gender and assign particular meanings to each gender. Then, these assumptions become social norms, which create gender inequality. Today, we see that both individuals and women-dominated groups and organizations fight to provide gender equality. The question is why does not men fighting for gender equality as much as women.
Couple of mounts ago, I had a conversation with a friend of mine from Turkey. As always, I was complaining to him about how women from patriarchal societies suffer from inequality and have to fight to get even the most simple things that men could get without any difficulties. He looked at me for awhile and then said, “you know what, actually men also suffer from things and they don’t even aware of it. So, they need gender equality as much as women do.” After thinking about it for awhile, I thought that he was right because according to data societies in where gender equality is provided men have more freedom, children are more
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