Women Of The Shadow Of Men As Second Class Citizens

1493 Words Dec 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Women have lived in the shadow of men as second class citizens for centuries. However, in many countries and tribes, some women have been looked upon as equals, instead of existing in the shadows waiting on men. Then again, several tribes and countries such as the United States of America’s Native American, African American, Euro-American, and Africa’s countries Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Rwanda, Ghana, and Sierra Leone have overcome obstacles to create strong, able female leaders that rule universities, colleges, businesses, and countries judicially. The women from the countries listed above became leaders of their communities and nations by using strategies to overcome the difficulties of colonization. Many of these women from various countries were once equal to men within their communities, but lost their status and became second class-citizens due to Euro-American patriarchy. How did they regain their status? Were they oppressed? If so, what were their circumstances? Eventually, to some degree, they overcame genderism, racism, oppression, and sexism within their cultural realms. To understand their circumstances and how they became leaders within their communities is crucial to the ideals of future female leaders.
Cultures vary with their ideals, patriotism, policy making, and transformations to keep up with the times. Numerous countries have documented gender inequality and under representation of women in leadership positions such as women currently hold 4.8…
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