Oppressed Women In America

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Women in America claim that they are still oppressed, women in America claim they still don’t have the same rights as men, and women in America claim that they are discriminated against, but is this true? Are women still in the 1950 's where they didn’t have the right to vote and own land? No, if anything women are "privileged"! Ever since 1920 women have had all rights every other American citizen is granted. Women in America have more job opportunities and equal pay (as opposed to other countries), they have certain rights to their children that men do not have, and they are not discriminated against in court and law as much as men. Therefore, women in America are not oppressed and need to stop claiming they are.

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Women are not treated as harshly as men in court and men have far more violent crimes committed against them. An article from, "permutationsofninjas.org", revealed that men are 165% more likely to be convicted than women. This bias is completely unfair to men! A study from a professor at University of Michigan law, Sonja Starr found, that men get 63% longer sentences than women for the same crime, the court bias against men in at least 6 times larger than the racial bias in court, and that women are twice as likely to avoid incarceration than men. Men are also extremely disadvantaged when it comes to violent crimes. A collection of data from the US National Library of Medicine found while studying a total of 215,273 homicides, 77% of the homicide victims were men and only 23% female. Another report from the US Department of Justice saw that 89% of men will be the victim of at least one violent crime. Women get less jail time than men and women are not in as much danger as males, that is…show more content…
Women have reproductive rights and are extremely preferred in custody cases. An article from "Thought Catalog" details on the reproductive rights of men and women. The article explains how Safe Haven laws ("State laws that provide safe places for parents to relinquish newborn infants. The purpose of these laws is to prevent these babies from being abandoned at places where they may come to harm..." From Child Welfare Information Gateway.) only apply to the mother and not the father. "These laws allow women of infants...to leave an otherwise unharmed infant in a designated spot, at which point she is absolved of all social, legal, financial and moral responsibility... But in practice, no father can surrender his infant without the mother 's explicit permission, so these laws are de facto only available to women." The mother can also give said child up for adoption without the father 's knowledge. The father virtually has no reproductive rights while the mother can essentially do whatever she likes with the child, may it be abandonment, abortion, or adoption. This is a "privilege". Women also get their children in custody cases abundantly more than the father. A report from "census.gov" showed that the average (over 14 years, 1995-2009) amount a mother gets the child is 84% with only 16% of fathers getting custody. Brette Sember, an ex-divorce attorney said, "...judges definitely prefer mothers. Dads get

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