Don’t you think it’s about time women are treated equally to men? Women are treated unjustly all over the world, even in the United States, but isn’t the U.S. looked upon as the epitome of freedom and equality? The constitution states that all people are treated equally and it is against the law to be discriminative. Even so, women in the United States are looked upon as inferior to men. Everyone has heard millions of times that women are equal to men and sexism isn’t a part of our society anymore, but it is. Women are harassed and discriminated against every day and we just deal with it. Isn’t it time for women to demand the same respect and opportunities as men? Sexism is everywhere, but the most commonplace is at work. Have you ever noticed that women don’t have as high job positions that men do? We aren’t given as many chances in jobs, raises, and wages as men are. An example of this is our government. There aren’t half as many female representatives as there are males.
Even if a woman is as able or skilled as a man is, chances are the man will get picked and paid better. Wages and job positions aren’t the only acts of sexism and discrimination committed in the workplace; harassment is also a problem. Females are verbally and sexually harassed by fellow male workers and rarely is anything done about it. School is another place where sexism and discrimination are an issue. The administration usually isn’t very sexist, but the males attending that school are. There are verbal abuse and sexual harassment, but everyone thinks it’s all fun. Most teenagers go along with it, without even knowing its discrimination. Even if anything is reported to the administration, nothing is done about it. Whoever did it might get yelled at, but most of the time that is the worst that will be done to discipline them. Other than school and the workplace, sexism even occurs in the media, it is on television, movies, and music.
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Rap music is mainly focused on sex, drugs, and has many vulgar names referring to women. Since all age groups listen to this freely, they think it’s acceptable to do and see things talked about in the music without thinking it’s wrong. Sexism also occurs in family and marriage situations. In most families, the males are allowed to do more and better things than the females in the family. They get to go out more and at an earlier age, because they’re males and parents don’t have to be as concerned with them as they do with the females. Marriage is almost the same way. Women are seen as housewives and need to stay home to take care of the children and house chores. To this day, this is still done in many households. Since females are exposed to sexism at an early age, it doesn’t bother them anymore, because they think it isn’t seriously being committed. Without anyone knowing, how is it ever going to end? I think that both men and women should put an end to sexism, so future generations can live lives without the discrimination that we have right now.