Women 's Rights Of Women

1611 Words Oct 16th, 2015 7 Pages
August 18th, 1920 the 19th Amendment was passed and women gained the right to vote. In 2013, the U.S officially lifted the ban on female soldiers, allowing them to participate in combat alongside men. If Wollstonecraft were alive today she would still be disappointed in society, women have a come a long way, but are still valued more for their beauty than for their brains. Although, women have more power in the workforce and more men can be found running their homes, women still must fight to prove that they are more than just a pretty face.
When watching TV, how many commercials are there about how a woman can improve her looks? A lot, too many to count, and how many for men? Maybe one or two, if that. The commercials that draw women in are more about how to reverse the signs of aging or which makeup will cover up her flaws the best. The beauty industry spends billions of dollars a year convincing women that they need to look thinner, younger and sexier. Magazines and ads constantly remind women that they aren’t skinny enough or pretty enough. Even though more men are overweight, women are more prone to body image issues, they struggle with the idea that they are too fat even when they are perfectly healthy. So not only are women reminded daily of how they should act and what their role in society is but they are also reminded of what “they should look like”. Melissa Burkley author of “The Ugly Duckling Effect: Examining Fixed versus Malleable Beliefs about Beauty”…

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