Women As Equal

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Although centuries have passed since the Victorian Era, women are still seen as lesser than men despite the fact that both genders essentially perform the same functions. In Emily Martin’s “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles,” she delves into this inequality and its impact on the female condition. On a biological scale, this article argues that women perform the same function as men but are treated as subordinate. This argument can be seen in a more physical sense in ways that women are deemed lesser than men in every sense, economically, politically, and socially.

Economic and political senses of inferiority go hand in hand for issues even on a national level here in... View More »

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4 percent just because clinics were shut down and many women were not able to have a healthily planned pregnancy. The article goes on to mention, ‘“Politicians have claimed time and again,’” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, ‘“that our patients can simply go to other health care providers — and tragically that’s not the case. Instead, women were left out in the cold”’. Cecile Richards sums up the political hardship women face in this important aspect of health. Politicians should not be allowed to take away important healthcare for women. Rather than pregnancies being more numerous and unplanned, women should be allowed to have the planned pregnancy they want in order to have the best future.

In addition to economic and political sense of subjection, women face many adversities in the social world. One example can be seen in the movie industry when women are asked sexist questions while men receive more fun and pertinent questions related to the movie. Scarlett Johansson and co-star Mark Ruffalo were recently interviewed each others questions just to see what it is like to receive and have to answer the questions. “The interviewer, Cosmopolitan UK's Claire Hodgson, flipped the script on the two stars and asked Ruffalo about his red carpet attire, diet and makeup tips. Johansson got to answer the fun questions, including how she developed her character and what kind of stunts she had to do in the film” (Vagianos). Although done for fun, this illustrations very conspicuous sexism towards women, celebrities even, in a social sense. Female actors are ...

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