Susan B. Anthony's Speech: Women, Their Rights

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Gender speech 5B Jordan hunter “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. I distrust those who know so well what god wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires”. That was an inspirational quote by women’s activist Susan B. Anthony who took a strong stance against gender inequality. Gender inequality has been a constant controversial issue in today’s society. Isn’t it wrong to treat women, especially the ones who gave birth to us with tremendous disrespect? By the end of this speech, I hope to persuade you why gender inequality is futile,…show more content…
Women are also constantly, fabricated, discriminated, and disrespected. In some countries, women are unable to receive equal education as men. It’s tremendously unfair for someone to not receive education if they’re a woman. Gender inequality only lowers a woman’s self-image and self-worth. Should women stand idly by how the media perceives them? Should women act out promiscuously just because the media encourages it? Should women be called names and withstand bullying if there too “overweight” or not pretty enough for society standards? How do we expect to move forward if we cannot even treat women with decent respect. Thanks to the media, women are shown as “damsels in distress” or sexual objects. Not only that, but women have been shown too only make 70% of a man total wage. Some people in society may even argue that women have gotten the right to vote and women are allowed to have so much more freedom. Very true, but If women have come such a long way, then why do we persist too discourage them and pay them unfairly. Throughout history, we have come far in ways of discrimination. However, women today still have to face intolerable cruelty from men. Regardless whether the media disrespects women, it should be in women’s best interest to rise above and realize how much worth they have too society. Whether it’s expected unladylike behavior, or shaming based on a woman’s figure, Gender inequality is overrated and extremely hurtful. Therefore, it is in my best belief that women were not created to do everything a man can do, but everything a man can’t
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