Testimony Gloria Steinem Summary

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Why do women have to work overtime in order to obtain the equal amount of pay and provide for their family? Many women had an issue since the late 1840’s and it stills occurs today across the globe. Some men claim that women make more than them, while others admit of making more than a woman. Over all the women 's rights movement is primarily wanting the political, social, and economic status of women equal to a men (Women’s Rights Movement). Women want the ability to achieve the same opportunities of a man in the household, educational field, and in the working environment. In “Testimony”, Gloria Steinem explores the idea of not being equivalent to a man, most notably in her use of catalogue and parallelism in order to convince men, women,…show more content…
For example, she says “Equal pay for equal work, equal chance for advancement, and equal training or encouragement is obscenely scarce in every field”. Parallelism is repeating something in the same matter to show importance of a topic. The goal of the women’s rights moment is equally being important among the sexes, work force, and in the households. It’s repetitive to show that this is a huge want in life for not only Steinem but women…show more content…
We tell girls their goals aren’t realistic. But knowing women, everyone knows that a woman will not give up on a dream. Why should we stop a female that’s doing well for herself? Is it so she can let others achieve her accomplishment? It would simply be because she can do better than a man. when adichie says “to aim to be successful but not too much because you will threaten the man”, how come she wouldn’t want to be too successful? She and other females shouldn’t pity their selves to let the others get by. It’s about survival of the
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