Women's Rights

Discrimination: How it shaped America to what it is today

In the past people in American discriminated against African Americans. They denied them their rights. Discrimination shaped america now by showing us that everybody is equal. People still discriminate but most people are better about it.
  • America is still being shaped through discrimination but is targeted at different people
  • We are changing our way of thinking and are now becoming a better nation
  • Some people still don't believe everyone is equal
  • Those people discriminate against women too
  • They think that just because they are not like men then they are inferior to them
African american's and Women have both been discriminated throughout the years. They both were not given basic right and were treated as inferior to men and white people. Women had been denied to vote for a while as well as African american's. Nowadays everyone has the chance to vote and do other things they previously hadn't. It has shaped america into a more whole country. There is still discrimination but not to the point it used to be.

Discrimination in america now

People in America discriminate against Muslims. People think that just because they are Muslims they are terrorists. Not all of them are. Most are normal people like you and me. Muslims have been attacked more frequently since 9/11 than they ever where before.They also have had their Mosques destroyed.
  • Women are also discriminated against in the workplace and sports
  • Some women don't get paid as much as men that did the same job at the same quality
  • They are treated like they can't do the same work
  • a lot of the time they do it better
Women are also discriminated when it comes to sports. People feel that they can't play sports at the same level as men. Men were given $179 Million more than females for athletic scholarships. Women also only received 24 percent of the Athletic programs Scholarship budgets. They have been discriminated for centuries but now it has slowly improved.

Discrimination in the world now

There are many forms of discrimination still in the world today. Many people Discriminate against religions. They discriminate against Muslims. Women are also being discriminated against in the world.
  • Muslims are discriminated against more than any other religion in America than any other religion
  • In some European countries Muslim Women who wear their head pieces are struggling to get jobs
  • In parts of France girls are not allowed to wear their headscarves in public Schools
In Saudi Arabia Women are forbidden to drive. In many Middle Eastern countries women are not allowed to divorce their husbands. In Turkey, Slovakia, and the UK are not allowed to serve in the front line of the army. In certain countries when there is a divorce the child's custody goes right to the father.

Why people Judge people they do not know

People judge people because they don't know them well enough and they go off of what people look like. They want to have an idea of what someone is like before they know them. If they think they know something they feel more confident when talking to the unknown person.
The biggest reason we judge people we do not know is we feel that they are better than you and you want to feel better about yourself so you think negatively about that person. They want to feel that they were the more powerful situation. If you think down on someone you feel better about yourself.
People judge others by the clothes that they wear. they think that just because they don't have nice clothes they aren't good people. They also don't want to be seen with that person. They think that others will judge them just like they judged this person. They want to feel better about themselves.

Major events in women rights in America

  • 1850: First women's rights convention
  • 1893: Colorado is the first state to agree to the Amendment allowing women the right to vote
  • Aug. 26 1920: 19th Amendment is passed allowing women the right to vote

Susan B. Anthony wrote the Women Suffrage Amendment was finally passed in 1919. She got it passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate in 1878. Aug. 26,1920 the 19th Amendment was passed allowing women the right to vote. Women were fighting for years to get this passed and it finally did. Many women who wanted this passed from the start were not there to see it through.

  • 1921: Margaret Sanger creates American Birth Control Organization
  • January 5th, 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman to be elected as Governor in the U.S.
  • August 6 1926: Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel
  • December 1st 1955: Rosa Parks kicked off the Civil Rights Movement by being arrested in Alabama

How women are treated differently than men in America

Women are treated differently than men in America in many ways. They are paid less in the same jobs. Many girls aren't allowed to play sports with the boys. There are things being done but the gender pay gap is still significant and there is not one Woman in any of the four major american sports (baseball, hockey, basketball, and football).
The gender pay gap is still a problem in america today. Women are being paid far less than men while working just as hard at the same job. The gender pay gap is starting to slow because there are more girls than men in college and they are starting to get paid more for the jobs than they used.
Girls are also not being allowed to play sports with boys when many of the girls are just as good as boys at those sports. They are getting far less of the athletic scholarships. Schools aren't treating them right. They spend most of their budget on recruiting male athletes to the school.

How women are treated differently than men in the world

Women are still treated differently. They are treated as the inferior gender. They work just a hard doing the job just as well as men but they still don't get paid. In some parts of the world women are not even allowed to drive. Men don't think they are even good enough to drive.
Women are very seldom being treated like men. In some way or another they are being unfairly treated by men. Whether it is not allowing them to drive, paying them less, or even not allowing them to go anywhere unless a male is with them.
Many women in middle eastern countries are not allowed to go anywhere without a male with them. They aren't allowed to drive. Many men don't allow women to go anywhere if there is any amount of skin showing. Women are being unfairly treated and there are many people trying to help.

Key women fighting for Women's rights in the world today

There are many women around the world who are trying to change how the world treats women. Men believe that they are superior when they clearly are not. Everyone is equal but some people want to feel more powerful about themselves so they treat women badly to gain that power. There are many women who are trying to stop this and have everyone treated equally.

Hillary Clinton: Wants to become first female president of the United States of America. She believes that gender equality is important to the success of the country.

Gloria Feldt: :Founder of Take the Lead. Take the Lead is an organization that encourages women to take their equal share of the world. They want them to take what is rightfully theirs.

Hillary Clinton on the Importance of Gender Equality

Malika Saada Saar: She is The Director of the Human Rights project for girls. She wants girls to be valued by all and that they are just as important as everyone else.

Wagatwe Wangjuki: She wants to stop sexual harassment on campuses around the world.

Women discrimination connection to Make Lemonade

In the Novel Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff there were multiple instances were Women discrimination occurred. In the novel Jolly was harassed and she ended up being the one that got fired. In many workplaces women are treated as the inferior gender. They are payed less.
In the Novel Jolly fought back against the man who harassed her and Jolly ended up being fired not the male harasser. Women around the world are being treated unfairly and not being paid as much as Men.
  • Women are unfairly paid when it comes to workplace salary
  • Women only earn 77% of what men who do the same job get paid
  • Women have to work 60 extra days to get the same amount of pay as men

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