Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Others: Women

In almost all countries and societies women are not seen as equal as men and that is no different in America. Even though women make up more than 50% of the population, making them the majority, women are still treated as a minority. Women have been fighting for equality in America for hundreds of years and many gains have been made but still women aren’t treated as equal as men in most aspects of American life for example work.

This is a website for the organization; the National organization for Women (NOW). NOW’s aim is to stop all gender discrimination and harassment in all aspects of society as well as fighting for freedom of things like Abortion for all women. The website outlines major areas of American society where women are still not equal for example in America women are paid only three quarters of what men are paid and Women’s equality is still not guaranteed in the US constitution. It also outlines major gains for equality for women in things like voting, in 1920 women won the right to vote, and female birth control was approved in 1960 which gave women freedom of their bodies.

One area of the website talks about gender equality in the US. Constitution. Within it, it says that the Equal rights amendment was not ratified which suggests America still has a long way to go in the fight for Gender equality. 

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