Gender Inequality In Today's Society

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Gender inequality is a very important issue in today’s world that needs to be solved. While it may seem that gender inequality has only been an issue in recent years, it has been going on since humans were living in caves. The stereotype that “men are strong, women are weak” began all the way back when humans were primitive. The primitive men were always the hunters and laborers, and the women were the ones who stayed at home, took care of kids, worked with agriculture, and made food and clothes. The labor women did was, in many ways, more difficult and stressful. When you think about it, women did a lot more around the house than the men. Although, the men thought that hunting and labor was more difficult since it required physical strength, which they assumed that women didn’t have. These stereotypes stayed consistent through the years, and women were denied many advantages and rights that were just handed to men on a silver platter. A huge movement in the 1920’s, called the women’s suffrage movement, was so impactful that the 19th Amendment was passed on August 18, 1920, which gave women the right to vote. It ended almost a century of protesting. Although, women weren’t completely free from oppression. In the 50’s and 60’s women were still not allowed to do many things, such as serve in the military, become an astronaut, take birth control pills, or breastfeed in public. While it has been over 60 years since those unfair times, gender inequality is still a very large
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