Essay about The Unfair Treatment of Women

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The Unfair Treatment of Women My mother has always promoted sisterhood and support for women. Growing up, I was taught that women, although we can do anything we want to do, need a support system, because we are traditionally the underdogs, and we should not accept being treated unfairly. My mother likes to tell a story about how, when she was a girl, she told her dad that she had decided to become a lawyer when she grew up. In response to her proclamation, my grandfather, an attorney himself, asked, "Isn’t that an awfully expensive education for a girl?" My mother was involved in her education throughout high school. The number of opportunities presented to her while growing up and in her education, however, did not even come…show more content…
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