Feminists are often stereotyped as angry, man-hating, unattractive women who scream absurdly about their political views. These stereotypes make women feel embarrassed to call themselves feminists (Stereotypes about Feminism). It is essential that all women consider themselves feminists simply because women are still being oppressed today and there is a need for equality. To begin, women should not be ashamed to call themselves feminists because women are still being oppressed today. Our culture believes women should be dependent on men and this forms a belief that women need men to survive.
It can be rooted in cultural traditions, fear, hatred, or superiority, with many sexists believing that their gender is superior for a variety of reasons. While many nations have laws which are designed to thwart sexism in places like the workplace, it often infiltrates society so thoroughly that these attitudes cannot be easily shaken off. Discrimination on the basis of gender can take a wide variety of forms. For example, some people believe that women should stay at home to focus on rearing children and keeping house, rather than pursuing professional careers. This attitude can lead to severe criticism when career women are involved, and as seen in the 2008 US presidential primaries, high-profile women are not exempt from sexism, even when they are running for the office of president of the United States.
Another challenge for women is how they are denigrated in the media and by men. One greatest abuse against women is the violence that still exists in the world. Women are currently being mistreated in many different ways in society. In their everyday lives, women are subjected to discrimination due to being a woman. In many work places, women are disadvantaged because they are not being selected for advancement in jobs.
So long as one woman wanted to vote, the legislature could not pass a law prohibiting all women from voting. The right of one woman to vote would trump all the power of the people or the legislature to take that right away. All of these obstacles that they went through were significant because it is past heroes like Alice Paul and Lucy Burns that helped women gain so many of the rights and the freedoms that we have today. One of the first conflicts of the Iron Jawed Angels was women’s suffrage parade. The parade was the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration in Washington D.C.
Is feminism still relevant in the modern world? In the early 20th century the suffragettes played a huge part in gaining votes for women. World War One also played a large part the feminist movement as women who had previously been deemed incapable of much more than looking after children and husbands were now required to help in other areas such as the work force as part of the war effort. After World War One women were not content to revert back to their pre-war status. World War Two required women in the munitions factories and as land girls which due to the shortage of men gave, women a definite place in the working environment, and the argument of women being incapable was now of no consequence.
In 2010, President Obama addressed the issue of the gender wage gap in a written statement that stated “even in 2010, women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn”. The president also put pressure on the committee to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act that gives women the right to sue their employees if they’re not being paid the same as men, provided they have the same skills, experience and education. The act takes immediate steps to narrow down the wage gap, if it actually existed. Nevertheless, despite that bill being passed, many argue that the wage gap is a result of “sex discrimination”. They believe in this part of the world, women are drawing even with men in terms of education and experience, yet men are paid more and do better than women at work.
Not until the late twentieth century, have women even been a part of big business. Equality between sexes and race has been stressed and made law in the late nineteenth century, but even though laws have been made to protect woman from this discrimination, it still occurs frequently. In 1972, the United States Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendment Act. This act banned sexual discrimination in education programs which received federal funding. In the area of athletics, it required universities which received federal funding to provide equal athletic opportunities for men and women.
One manager was overheard saying, “I can’t believe this. I have better things to do with time than to referee a bunch of adults that act like 2 year-olds. It’s always this he-said/she-said crap, or I refused to work with this person because of blah, blah, blah. What is all the fuss about anyway?” It is all about conflict, which is a normal and natural part of our workplace and personal lives. Conflict arises from a clash of perceptions, goals, or values in an arena where people care about the outcome.
In my response to the Metoo movement, No matter what, the beautiful little women, I want to know that if you ever find yourself in a situation in the workplace where you either are experiencing sexual assault or sexual harassment you should immediately complain and stand up for your rights. And if you see other co-workers being harassed or being treated dishonestly because of the races, ages, background, regions, disability, working in different industries, sexual orientation, then I appeal you to stand up and be a
College of New Rochelle Ways of Knowing Research Paper The Women Suffrage Movement Instructor: Dr. Louis DeSalle Student: Sandra Simon Date: April 14, 2013 Abstract The 19th amendment provides the right for men and women to vote equally, women for centuries did not have equal opportunity to vote as men, which created the women’s right movement. The women suffrage movement began in 1848, and pertained to the unfairness of treatment women had to face without being able to vote and be a part of society’s decision making as men did equally; this amendment was granted in 1920. Having the opportunity to vote in the nineteenth century for women was important for feminism in a way of being treated equally as anyone else. In this paper, I will integrate thoughts of the women’s suffrage movement by comparing from the readings used as sources. I will also discuss the struggles women endured fighting legislative for women’s right to be independent voters.