Dangers of Sexism

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The Dangers of Sexism
The world has grown into a much better place. In the United States and other progressive nation, the Civil Rights Movements worked to eliminate racism; however, sexism is still a big concern to the society. Although many people have fought for the equal rights of women and men, sexism still exists in this modern world. In addition, sexism becomes a dangerous thing in society. Sexism does not only slow the growing of the economy, it increases the rate of crime, and also gender-based violence. Sexism eliminates the growth of the economy in a country. In today world, there are 75 million children who do not go to primary school, and more than half of them are girls. In a poor community, girls are more likely to be pulled out of school at an early age for many reasons. Mostly it is because the tuition is too high, and the families want the girls to help with housework. However, nowadays, all the jobs require at least a high school diploma. Therefore, when the girls are deprived of school, it will be hard for them to find a job. It will not only affect an individual but also the whole country. When a girl can’t get a job, they will be unemployment, and the higher the unemployment, the lower the GDP will be. As Bill Gates said, “Well, if you’re not fully utilizing half the talent in the country, you’re not going to get too close to the Top 10” (Wudunn). Let’s compare the GNI of US and Africa! There is a huge difference in the numbers. United States gives everyone an equal chance in education, and its GNI – Gross National Income per capita is $48,112 USD in 2011 (“United States of America”). Sub-Saharan Africa is the country that has the highest rate of sexism, and its GNI per capita is $1,257 in 2011 (“Sub-Saharan Africa”). Equal right of education for girls will empower the economy of the country. Moreover, it has been proven that putting money in the hands of women will have a positive long-term effect on the whole family. For every dollar a...
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