An Illusion of Equality Within Gender & Race

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Men and women are said to be equal by the early 1900’s, it is now the 21st Century and there are still debates going around about inequality between a man and a woman. Still, men and women are treated differently in jobs and politics. Women are seen as vulnerable emotional creatures. Sigmund Freud an Austrian neurologist states, “Women oppose change, receive passively, and add nothing of their own," inscribed in his 1925 paper entitled "The Psychical Consequences of the Anatomic Distinction Between the Sexes"” (Psychology). Freud’s ideas show how profound sexism is being imbedded in society. Women are frequently not receiving recognition in jobs and politics as men are. Not only is there sexual discrimination but gender race is also a problem, not only are females’ being discriminated but their race also has affect to their social status. Men on the other hand always get the upper hand no matter of their race. Men always get more than women do. U.S society is tolerating gender and race discrimination and as a result causing great damage to women’s lives. We see evidence of this in unequal pay, unfair promotions, and unjust hiring procedures. When women are treated unequal in terms in economics, they lack power and resources in politics and in the community. As a result of gender discrimination in women, women are being seriously affected by the lack of equality in society. World Health Organization published that, “Gender specific risk factors for common mental disorders that disproportionately affect women include gender based violence, socioeconomic disadvantage, low income and income inequality, low or subordinate social status and rank and unremitting responsibility for the care of others” (Programmes and projects). The World Health Organization shows that not only are women being discriminated in the work force but are affected mentally. Women know they are sexually discriminated and have caused them mental disorders. Women know for a fact that they get...
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