“Two Kinds” a short story out of Amy Tan’s book “The Joy Luck Club” is a representation of the pressures immigrant children face from their parents. In the story, we follow a young girl named Jing-Mei as she embarks down the road to becoming a Prodigy. Her mother believed that “you could be anything you wanted to be in America” (Tan). For Jing-Mei that meant her mother believed she could become instantly famous. “Of course, you can be a prodigy, too”, her mother told her (Tan).
When the speaker talks about the children, she uses words such as “little girl,” “tiny children,” and “young girl.” The use of these phrases grasps the audience’s sentiments and moves them to be conscious that the workers of the industries are young children that have been stolen from their childhood and forced to work continuously so the businesses can make the most income with some of the cheapest labor. That is to say that the products bought by grown ups are manufactured by children, which produces the impression of a mother and father making their little six year old daughter or son to fabricate their clothing and luxury products. Likewise, Florence asserts that, “we shall none of us be able to free our consciences from participation in this great evil.”
Many of the policies introduced were useful like the benefit scheme implemented by the Social Security Act. Benefits were introduced in the US because of the New Deal and still exist today, displaying how parts of the New Deal were helpful. However, the main reason it was not a turning point is due to the New Deal did not providing long-term prosperity. In fact, WW2 was the primary reason for prosperity. From 1942-1945, unemployment rates never rose above 5%, but after the New Deal started, unemployment rates were never below 15% (1933-1939)29.
The women’s rights movement being an extensive movement helped women to occupy better jobs and higher positions “Increased access to leadership positions is an important achievement because – in terms of gender – the field is more level now: some women will be allies, some are not, but no one is excluded only for being a woman”. Today, women can choose to occupy the jobs that were once titled only for men and they have an equal employment opportunity “Because of workplace rights, women enjoy freedom to work in almost any position they choose. They join the armed forces, work as cab drivers, own businesses and become executives in large corporations” Women can now become ministers, juries, senates, and even the president “1975 — In Taylor v. Louisiana, the court denies states the right to exclude women from juries….1981 — Sandra Day O’Connor is appointed as the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice… 1997 — Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State. She is the first woman in this position.”
Equality for Women Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” set a strong foundation that began the movement towards equality for women. Since her declaration was first presented at the Seneca Falls Convention, there has been considerable improvement in women’s rights. Although most issues she originally brought up have been resolved, there are a few that still need improvement, including the wage gap between men and women, representation in the workforce, and self-image of women. One big issue that remains prominent today in the United States is the gender wage gap, where men are making quite a bit more money that women.
Despite the initial resistance in hiring females to complete ‘male’ work such as this, the need for workers became urgent and these factories became the largest single employer of women during 1918, as stated in the article titled ‘Women’s Work in World War I’. This specific impact on the role of women because of WWI is what allowed society to slowly move away from the gender-specific jobs, as following WWI, women were allowed to stay within this field of work and take it as a career path. This crucial impact on the jobs of the female population in Australia has lead society to its current state, and without the opportunities for these careers for women which became available during WWI, such as
Directly after WWII many men were employed, meaning that many women who were working were either fired or asked to quit but some still wanted to take part in the workforce. This is when we truly began to see ‘work at home’ businesses like Mary Kay and Tupperware. These part-time jobs consisted of women making direct sales while recruiting other women so they could move up levels in the business’ “pyramid” (i.e., Sales Director, Team Leader). This form of direct selling “boomed in the late 1940s and 1950s”, excerpt from the ‘Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, Volume 1’. Although these were only seen as part-time jobs, many just liked the idea that they were working and not just doing household chores like they were told to do.
What they never imagined is to be forced into the sex trade, and their promises to have a better life is now shattered. Human trafficking is a $30 to $45 billion industry annually, one of the most profitable businesses in the United States, and around the world. Human trafficking affects about 19 million people.
And there is a large part of society that thinks it's right for things to go this way, which is not. Even though the path remains long to reach a true parity between the two sexes, we must keep seeking
For the Humans of Nipher Project I interviewed several students at Nipher on the hunt for the golden quote. A quote that represented not only the student but the whole Nipher community. You may ask “Why is she smiling if she 's scared about growing up?” Molly isn’t scared. She 's excited for the future, more freedom, more trust, having a later bedtime.
Progress Of Women In The 1920 's and 30 's Back in the 1920 's women started becoming extremely significant in the society. Before then, women rarely found jobs that accumulated a high enough income to raise a family. However this act of sexism changed in the early years of the 1920 's, women began to get involved in male dominated jobs. This time it worked, women were finally getting their say in political issues and they eventually got the chance to speak up. The government realized the types of distress and discomfort women went through to keep a healthy lifestyle for their young ones.
The working women in the United States are caught in a “gender gap” when it comes to their paychecks. Almost half of the entire labor force in American is women, but men are consistently paid more for the same work. President Obama addressed this gap as a family issue. The Supreme Court in 2007, heard the Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, brought by Lilly Ledbetter, a longtime employee of Goodyear Tire which was a win for women. The United States Senate, on the Republican side of the aisle, chose to fight the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Do you think it is fair for a person to get paid less than someone else simply because of their gender? It is unjust and unfortunately it happens right here in our country. In the United States, women are oppressed every day by receiving a lower wage than men. This is known as the wage gap. They have been mistreated this way for a long enough time already.
A trending topic in the United States right now is the wage gap between gender and race. Over time, the gap has slowly closed, but much of that was due to more women working and the for the most part racism ending. Although the United States has made some excellent progress, is there unjust discrimination regarding wages between the two parties? Discrimination amongst wages comes from multiple rationales, not just race. They include gender, religion, and sexual preference.