Sexism, Discrimination, And Social Reform

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Throughout history, sexism has went from being one of the most undiscussed topic to being one of the most diverse, controversial topics in the United States. Sexism can be described as “Unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially; unfair treatment to women” (Merriam- Webster). Thesis Through the majority of the United States background, sexism was rarely spoken of. A majority of, people were not offended by the rights that they were not given, which in turn, never made women right’s an issue. However, in the early 19th century, sexism activist started to take action. (Greene) “… religious revivalism began to take place which inspired middle class to join evangelical societies in an effort to create moral and social reform” stated Greene later in her paper. Women also campaigned to raise wages and create jobs for themselves, giving them a few of the same rights that men had. In an effort to stop women from having these rights, men started a counter attack and began taking away job opportunities and lowering their wages, making it practically pointless for women to work. This caused so much controversy that lawsuits were filed and the women began protesting for equal rights as men. Women have been treated as inferior to men for as long as history can recall. While some men may say the sexism ended when we gained the right to vote, there are many issues today that women are either not involved in because they are female, or are not given the same
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