Philosoraptor Meme Analysis

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This philosoraptor meme is supposed to bring attention to, and encourage thought about, the worth of women in American society. There has always been significantly more importance placed on men than on women in our society. The difference of importance can be seen through female representation in history books, how much women make compared to men, and the fact that men hold majority of the powerful positions in our society. Though there have been some great strides in the direction of gender equality, this meme helps show that there is still a long way to go. This meme surfaced around July of this year, after the announcement that there would be a redesign of the $10 bill, and that they would be replacing Alexander Hamilton with a woman. It resurfaced after the GOP debate in September where the candidates were asked who they thought should replace Hamilton. While there were some ridiculous answers from some—Ben Carson said his mother, Donald Trump said his daughter, and Jeb Bush said Margaret Thatcher—there were also some mildly acceptable responses such as Rosa Parks, Clara Barton, and Abigail Adams, but only having three mildly acceptable answers out of eleven candidates shows there is a big problem with the representation of women historically. If there were more of a focus on the important women throughout American history our Republican candidates would not have had to resort to family members or former U.K. prime ministers.…show more content…
According to the 2012 census, white women working full time only earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn, it seems this is where the data for the meme comes from. In 2015 women are still being paid less than men for doing the same work. This issue has recently been making a lot of headlines in relation to the Hollywood gender pay gap. According to 2013 earnings of the top-paid Hollywood stars, males made 2.5 times as much as females. There have been actresses such as Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and Gwyneth Paltrow speaking out about the unfairness of them being paid so much less than their male counterparts. The fact that it has been shown to be such a problem in Hollywood shows that there really is no place not affected by the gender wage gap. Even with low paying jobs, men will still make more than

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