Topics: Woman, Gender, Female Pages: 2 (550 words) Published: February 17, 2015
Brown 1
Taymon Brown
Women’s Studies
Prof. D’Antonio

The humanity has evolved into a male-centered, patriarchal society. Men were always the main suppliers of food and money, and women were always the ones who had a duty to look after the fire and children. That means that females were dependent on men financially and lost their financial support as a consequence separation, divorce, death or their partner’s loss of employment. In today society, where women are struggling for equal opportunities, opposition is basing its arguments on three myths. They state that work is harmful for female’s health, family life, and that women are generally worse workers. However, the most recent researches deny all of these myths and prove that work provides benefits not only for those women but also for their families. Women now a days can survive at a job made for a male and sometimes even do it better than a male would. One cannot necessarily place full blame on either gender for the division of positions in the workforce that exist today. Stereotypes were formed long ago, and have somehow seem to have stayed with us. These viewpoints were made from our mothers', grandmothers', and great grandmothers' times, and have been passed along down the line from generation to generation. The thought of one particular job being only for women nowadays, because of the maternal traits that must be displayed, is not only avoided by men, but also by women who want to break from that stereotypical role. Women don't want to feel as if they are being held to one type of career field just because they were born a woman. In the 1900’s, women’s legal standings were fundamentally governed by their marital status. They had very few rights. A married woman had no separate legal identity from that of her husband. She had no right to control her biological reproduction and no right to sue or be sued since she had no separate standing in court. Women had no right to own property in her...
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