Women Have Suffered Countless Obstacles In Which To Reach

1999 WordsMar 23, 20178 Pages
Women have suffered countless obstacles in which to reach their civil rights, going through many obstacles to put a stop to domestic violence, unequal rights, and even women trafficking. Even though women have accounted many barriers, a vast majority disagree. Many believe that there are no challenges today for women, forcing some to become bystanders in today 's society rather than standing up for what challenges are being faced. Women first started paying attention to women 's rights in the year of 1920, the fight for women 's suffrage. Million of American women fought to have a vote, a say for themselves. Taking nearly a hundred years for them to have the same civil rights and responsibility as men, they fought in 1942. They…show more content…
“For every dollar a man receives, the woman receives 77 cents of that dollar (Female Power)”. The difference is not drastic, however; women have been fighting for this specific right since 1963, the Equal Pay Day. The Equal Pay act was implemented to stop the discrimination against male and female, however the changes were made. Furthermore, women who are working in lower paying fields are not being represented as they should. The problem only involves the highest paying groups such as law, business and medicine. In “The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith, Smith claims that “The whole of the advantage and the disadvantages of the different employments of labour and stock must, in the same neighbourhood, be either perfectly equal or continually tending to equality”, equality being shown as an important aspect to our lives. Another example used in The Wealth of Nations is on page 107, “Fifthly, the wages of labour in different employments vary according to the probability or improbability of success in them.”giving a clear definition as to why women in lower paying fields are being as much as they are. It all matters onto how much profit the job succeeds. Women working with males is not the only problem. “A World Without Work” by Derek Thompson gives specifics details as to why the world is becoming more
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