Women Are Not Equal to Men

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Many women in the United States are viewed as strong and independent people. However, women are also shown to be not as powerful and equal to men, women’s voices are still not heard equally today. The blunt truth is that men still run the world. Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduated in the United States; men still hold more leadership positions in the industry and the government. It is a proven fact that “A man is selected for hire over a woman” (Yurkiewicz) while women should automatically be the ones to sit at home and be less help then a man. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in important decisions that affect lives. A woman named Sheryl Sandberg, a chief operating officer of Facebook and ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business and one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, decided she wanted to dig down deep into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, data and research surrounding the lives of working women and the struggles that they face every day. She wrote a novel called, Lean In, which focuses on what women CAN do. This paper will explain some key factors in the views of women all around the world; why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stopped making progress, explaining the main causes of women’s leadership roles, and offering interesting solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Beginning in the early 1800s, many women took a leading role in the struggle for black rights. Black men had more rights than these black women and black men were not willing to let black women have an equal place at the table. This eventually abolished slavery then, led to the suffragist movement, which led to women winning the right to vote, and many other things. This led women’s rights movement of the 60’s and still occurs today. Women
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