Stereotypes Of Women Today

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Women 100 years ago were treated differently than the women in today’s society, we, as a whole are still treated with inequality. Although, women have more rights today than what women 100 years ago had. Men and other women still believe women shouldn’t be equal with men because of their femininity.

100 years ago, women didn’t work hard, women didn’t get to vote, and women didn’t have a voice in what goes on. Thanks to powerful feminists such as; Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Helen Keller, and more, we have the rights that we do today. Back then, most women would stay at home and take care of the kids, cook, clean, and everything else that we call “housewife” work. Women weren’t always allowed to work especially when the men wouldn’t …show more content…

Women are treated as if they are incompetent when they are successful in their line of work. They aren’t able to show emotion in the workplace because they will be seen as weak and emotional. Our emotions often get based on us being “on our period” or it being “that time of the month.” Some men think it’s funny to shame a woman based on something she isn’t able to control. Men will shame a woman’s clothing and when she is harassed, its blamed on the way she dressed. Women have to deal with sexual harassment and gender bias, especially in a male-dominated place of work. So much as a sexist joke can harm a woman’s well-being and …show more content…

We wouldn’t be able to vote, work in politics, own our own houses, or keep the money we work for. If we worked our money would go to our husbands or the man of the house. The suffragettes wanted to change that though, they wanted women everywhere to be able to do more than cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They wanted women to be able to work and do things without needing a man in charge of them. They also wanted women to be able to have a good education. Mary Wolstonecraft believed women should have a good education to prove to men that they were just a smart as the men. “Contending for the rights of woman, my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if she be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge, for truth must be common to all, or it will be inefficacious with respect to its influence on general practice.” Even then women knew the importance of education and how we should exceed the expectations that men and other women hold for

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