The Importance Of Women's Rights And The Fight For Equality

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Amelia Earhart once said, “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others" (Earhart, n.d.). To me this statement means whether we are women or men we shall forever challenge ourselves because when we fail, it should give us the motivation to strive to accomplish more. For generations women have tried to be equal to men. From generations before us, women were housewives and only housewives. They took care of their children, men, and chores. However, there are now women in our military, there are some women are business owners, chief executives, and much more. However, there is still more changes that need to be made where women and men can be considered equal in all countries.
Women’s rights and the fight for equality has come a long way in the United States. Decades before us the Women’s suffrage came into play (History, 2010). It was a way for women to stand up and protest for their rights as a human because no matter If you’re a man or a woman everyone should have equal equality. However, it took awhile for the women to be heard, but when they did, they passed the law for women to have the right to vote in 1920. Which is known as the 19th Amendment (History, 2010). Considering the law that was being passed, over eight million women across the United States voted for the very first time. Ever since then, women’s right had continued to grow. Especially during World War II, women’s employment increased

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