Women 's Equality And Equality

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Today Women in America can scarcely imagine not having the right to vote or choose a career or attend a university. Young women in college take these opportunities and rights for granted, but it hasn’t been that long ago in human history that women found themselves in a very patriarchal, male dominated world. The rise of feminism in the United States has gradually brought about women’s equality in just the past century and for that we women are very grateful. But are there exceptions to full equality and should there be complete equality in all situations?
What is Feminism? To many it seems to refer to a radical group of women who call out any man who treats women differently then he would treat another man. To others it is the righteous call to women’s equality, discouraging the disparity between the sexes. But what is its literal definition? The actual definition of feminism is: “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” (1.) Using that definition many more people would consider themselves feminists, but how have the values for women changed because of them and have the changes made things better or worse for women and for society? If women were given the exact same rights as men or were accommodated by society in all situations to be equal, what would change? For women to be completely equal in the United States some standards would have to be…

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