Understanding or Tolerant
By: Sarah Ruiz-Weight
Male, female, black, white, gay, or transgender all face social discrimination, but there are many organizations designed to fight for our deserved justice and freedom from society, media, and stereotypical racism. Women have been a part of this country since its discovery and foundation. Though they have supported their fellow man, they have not always been treated as equals. The birth of the Industrial revolution was truly when woman began to earn their seat at the justice table and therefore began working, voting, and generally participating in society. Women were designed to stay at home and care for children and the home, but as the industry boomed so did woman rights and equality was born. A new agenda for woman had them thinking about the courses of their futures, as individuals, mothers, wives, and a sex altogether. In 1840 a group of American women emerged and formed the first women rights movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott organized conventions the first in the history of the world that drew up demands for equality with men before the law, the right to vote, and equal opportunities in education and employment for women. In 1869, along with other activists Susan B. Anthony, found the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), which advocated a constitutional for women to vote. As history became present women’s rights have grown and matured into an epic alliance deserving of its own story and spotlight of its own.
Today it seems woman rights have become a battle of the sexes for the history books. Roles have changed dramatically woman are now encouraged to serve as a voice of chang. Many programs have been formed such as Affirmative Action and Pay Equity Organizations to protect women from discrimination in the workplace. Women today are stronger and stand up for their rights and responsibilities such as retrieving the pay they deserve when they are in the workplace...
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