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Working Women and Their Families When one thinks of words that could represent the role a woman usually takes, one would think of: caregiver, nurturer, mom, wife, lover, peacemaker, or supporter. However, in the last couple of decades, aprons and diapers have been traded in for laptops and notebooks. Women have been entering the workplace at a staggering rate. This may be good for their bank accounts and their own personal self esteem, but is it really good for their kids who are being left at home alone or in the care of others? Women have been actively seeking for equality for themselves and others since the mid 1800’s. Women achieved the right to vote in the 1920’s with the 19th Amendment of the Constitution and in 1964 with Title VII of the Civil Right Act. With this employers were not allowed to discriminate based on a basis of gender and race. Very soon after the passage of Title VII, the government set up the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was used to investigate those who were accused of violating this act. Women have been continually making great head way into a workplace that has been, for years, dominated by men. For my entire life, that I am able to remember, I have always been able to come home from school to a mother that has always been there for me. I can remember the countless hours of help that she would give me to help me to read and understand math assignments. I remember the excitement that I had on the school bus to arrive home to show my mom the A’s on my report card or the passing scores on assignments and on tests that we had worked together on. My mother has been one of the single most important people in my life. She has helped mold me into who I am today. I do not know who or where I would be if it were not for her and her efforts. Women are designed to be to be more compassionate and caring than most men. Women are
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