However, African American women have an added dimension to their struggle. In addition to the gendered nature of violence, they must also contemplate the effect that reporting violence may have on the black community in which they live. Commonly, black women are asked to ignore their own needs as women and focus on the needs of the community. Cooperating with authorities against black men can result in community abandonment because of the perception that black men are selectively penalized. Black women know the experience of living in an oppressed community.
This paper will give you a high level account of some of the sociological factors that cause women not to be truly accepted and recognized as equals to their male counterparts. Gender Inequality Defined Gender inequality refers to the obvious or hidden disparity between individuals due to gender. However, in order to understand gender inequality and the impact it has on creating disparities in both the domestic and private sphere, we must first understand its origin. Oftentimes, society depicts distorted, contradictory, biased images of women. These constructed biases have proven most threatening for women by defining and relegating them to their own agency or bodies and systematically keeping women “in their places.” This is due largely in part because; historically men have shaped the society in which we live.
This is a very sensitive topic and so to properly tackle this issue one most recognizes that this inequality is rooted in what shapes today’s society. This paper will examine the inequalities within gender, race and economic or power differences. The society we live in has been shaped historically by males; at the period in which Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s own was published, feminism actually was referred to as wanting to vote for women. This I can assure you was not Ms. Woolf’s brand of feminism, however having inherited money within the same time
 Gender discrimination, especially concerning the lower social status of women, has been a topic of serious discussion not only within academic and activist communities but also by governmental agencies and international bodies such as the United Nations. These discussions seek to identify and remedy widespread, institutionalized barriers to access for women in their societies. By making use of gender analysis, researchers try to understand the social expectations, responsibilities, resources and priorities of women and men within a specific context, examining the social, economic and environmental factors which influence their roles and decision-making capacity. By enforcing artificial separations between the social and economic roles of men and women, the lives of women and girls are negatively impacted and this can have the effect of limiting social and economic development.  Cultural ideals about women's work can also affect men whose outward gender expression is considered "feminine" within a given society.
Book Review: Race, Class, and Gender in the United States Leigh Anne Haygood August 10, 2010 Liberty University HSER 509 Dr. Nicole Cross Rothenberg, P. (2010), Race, Class, and Gender in the United States. New York: Worth Publishers. Abstract Rothenberg paints an oppressive picture for women, the financially oppressed and minority members of society. The author presents compelling essays of race, gender and class which examine the social construct of each issue. Race has been defined as the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
They were denied things such as, education, freedom of speech and even there right to live. This was accomplished through acts such as “segregation” and “”. Efforts such as the civil rights movement and the bus boycotts contributed to African Americans obtaining equality. One way that African Americans have been denied there rights and ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is through slavery. They were captured and forced to work under harsh conditions.
STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY There are many forms of oppression in the world . Because people ,individually and collectively , like to feel the position of power and control . This need for power is the reason why the Black people were forced into slavery at the height of Western colonialism and why women have been suffering from double standards in a male dominated society .The oppression of Blacks and women are largely the same . These groups of people suffer the same stereotypes and limitations . The only difference is that the oppression is due to categories : the one is aimed at women or is gender-based , while the other is targeted at Black people or is race-based .
Kamala Das is one of the most dominant voices of this post-colonial era. Kamala Das, in her poetry portrays the best expression of feminine feeling, their suppression in a male dominated society. Her poetry is confessional and auto-biographical to a large extent, but many a times she universalizes what is personal. This paper would try to identify the theories of feminism and post-colonialism in her poetry. “An Introduction”, and “The Maggot” are two of her best known poems where she is extremely conscious of herself as woman, the evils of the patriarchal society and through writing about the self she challenges the accepted notions of the female and rewrite’s general opinion of the feminine mystique.
The inhuman nature of racism against the African-Americans back in the 19th and 20th century is definitely seen as a dark part of America’s history. The institution of slavery from the Europeans back in the early 1600s to the settlement of white population in America, would be the most prominent and notable form of American racism, during which Africans were enslaved and treated as property. As the United States grew, so did the institution of slavery in the southern states, while the northern states began to abolish it resulting in a “war between the states” . After the Civil War, several draconian laws were inflicted that severely prejudiced the black community, and although civil rights for African-Americans were considered, the status of blacks never improved. Their image appeared to be subservient and inferior to the whites as they were not “naturalised” citizens, meaning they could play no part in voting, owning properties serving on juries, or holding offices.
The Anti-Slavery Society (1823) and the Agency Committee (1831) were among the many anti-slavery societies that organized tours, wrote numerous articles and brought information for the public to come to terms with the plights of the enslaved people in the Caribbean. - The failures of the Amelioration proposal of 1823 had sharpened the flames under the anti-slavery movement. The planters had refused to improve the conditions of the slaves and the abolitionists became aware that total and immediate emancipation was the only solution to slavery. - The massive uprisings staged by the enslaved people were necessary to reveal the evils of the slave system. The general question is: If slavery was good, why did the slaves rebel almost every year?