Sweet 15 Sociology

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This has been a trend though, during the late 1600s Maria Sisa and a few other women sued their employer for two years of back wages. Ultimately Sisa and others would not win as the judge believed housing was enough in return for hard work (Sloan 2011). In the 1980s, as a result of a neoliberal influence in Latin America women were forced to pick up jobs that were not deemed suitable for them and work for wages less than men because men were losing wages and jobs. Female labor is undervalued and women are considered a burden in the workforce. If they are unskilled they are thrown out and replaced (Wilson 2014). Treated in a familiar way to the way Americans treat immigrants in the workplace, have them work all week then come pay day immigration. The movie Sweet 15 depicts this scenario…show more content…
During these protest these women would be harassed by police forces (similar to civil rights protest). This further shows the corruption in the justice system. The Mothers focused on the fact that many of their daughters have been kidnapped and nothing is being done about it by the government. After many protest the Mothers would gain international attention and get help running as an official program. Since then the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo have help forge many other female organizations and provide a political voice for women (Speaking Truth to Power Madres of the Plaza De Mayo). A study conducted by Dahlerup in 2006, shows that gender reforms have boosted women confidence and have had a positive effect on political participation (Dahlerup 2006). Since 1990 Nicaragua, Panamá, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica have elected a woman as president. Since the 1990s many countries have established new gender expectations with a substantial increase in political participation by women (Inter-Parliamentary Union
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