The Importance Of Inequality Of Women In America

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All throughout history, women have been subject to inequality. Although equality towards women has progressed throughout the years, in our day and age, there are still deep inequalities between genders in many societies, regardless of economic or political status. For all women, equality is still an illusion. Most people are oblivious to the fact that there is still inequality towards women in the US. Everyday, we hear about the horrors women endure in other countries: rape, genital mutilation, and sex trafficking. Despite the indisputable gains over the years, women are still being raped, trafficked, violated, and discriminated against - not just in the rest of the world, but here in the United States. These injustices towards women are happening everyday. It was only a few years ago, in 2009, when George Sodini opened fire in a gym outside Pittsburgh, killing three women and nine others before turning the gun on himself. It was only through Sodini’s blog where investigators learned that he specifically targeted women. And it is not only strangers who are violating women. Women are being killed, raped, and violated by partners and even family members. All over the world, there are incidents reported over the violation of women. The mistreatment of women has spread enormously to the point where women are being sold and shipped to foreign countries. Not only are women being held back physically, but also mentally. In many countries, young girls are not allowed to receive a
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