Why aren't women treated equal with men?
Why is the United States so far behind on gender equality?
This main question of mine was extremely difficult for me to answer. During my research, I kept picking through articles in search of an answer. Did I find one? Not necessarily. I can partially answer my question in snippets. The main reason supporting why the United States is so far behind on gender equality is the fact that there is a pay gap amongst men and women. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was passed stating that it was illegal for any woman to recieve less pay than a man at work. (CNN) What happened to that act? Why don't we use it today? Women also have never won presidential elections and women have always been judged more harshly for things that they do or wear. Then there's sexual discrimination at work and elsewhere. Yes men can be sexualized, but it's typically the women who recieve more of it. It's surprising to know that it hasn't even been one hundred years since women gained the right to vote! There's even a stereotype that only men can be doctors! There are other countries that are ahead of us in the gender equality area, but there are also other countries far behind us as well. Will the United States ever have full equality for both men and women? It will take years.
My Small Questions on Feminism
Is there a specific reason why women don't earn the same job salaries as men?
Why did men create meninism to strike back at women?
So recently, men have created a meninist group to strike back at women and feminism. Originally, meninism started out as a joke and as an account on Twitter. (Left Wing Nation) As time went on, the group branched into a group of men who felt that it was unfair for women to demand power. They felt that they should have power and rights too. Don't they already? The thing is, women don't want power over men. We simply want equality whether it be equal wages or anything else, we yearn to be treated equally in comparison to men. According to addictinginfo.com, meninism is defined as a group that is completely against women and feminism. It was also created for men who feel that their bodies are often sexualized in a negative way. (sshsroar.com) They created the movement to show that women don't deserve power and that all men aren't considered equal not only by society but by women as well.