Where Are Women’s Ethical Rights to Equality? Essay

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Where Are Women’s Ethical Rights to Equality?
Courtney Washburn Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility
Theresa Ramsey
May 14, 2014

Women earn 77 percent of what men earn for the same job (Edmonds, 2014). That equals about .77 cents of every dollar that a man earns. We as women are losing 23 cents just because we are women. I have chosen to write about women’s equality using the utilitarian and deontology ethical theories. The world today is a much different world to live in for women, yet it is much the same in other countries as it has been for centuries. Even if they have so many other obstacles to overcome, woman still find a way to prevail. Woman still get the short end of the stick most days with lower
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It usually has no bearing on her duties if this woman is a working mom or a stay at home mom. It is normally an expected list of things to be completed. This is an example of the deontology theory. The expectation of duty and obligation to her family. In return she receives or should receive respect and high dignity in herself and from others. Being a wife and mother you feel responsible for all your child’s keeping and your own house keeping. I think that this is a utilitarian theory example. We do the best for all of those around us, even if it is not the best for ourselves. Edmond also states that girls are the majority of children that miss or quit school. Fathers of these girls believe it is their duty to help out with household chores, help with younger siblings, and even work the fields instead of a boy because the boy receiving an education is more important. Sometimes the father’s will marry off their daughters to improve his family’s situation, so in turn the daughter would not be attending school any longer. Lastly the family may only have enough money to send one child to school and it would always be the boy if there was a boy in the family.
Although women’s equality is important here in the United States, women not men are expected to take care of their children no matter what. According to Paulette Light, co-founder of MomStamp (2013), 43 percent of woman who are highly educated and qualified for amazing careers
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