Discrimination and Women's Rights

The impact that Discrimination and Women's Rights has left.

How has discrimination affected & shaped America in the past?

Discrimination is a problem that we have been dealing with since the very beginning. Whether it be women, whites, Mexicans, Spanish, Irish, African Americans nobody can ever just shut up and get along. White people have discriminated black people and vice versa. For example, not allowing them to work at a certain store or even going as far as banning them from living in their neighborhood. Although discrimination isn't as bad as it was in the past, there are still problems with it and we are working through them.


When someone discriminates or is abusive towards the opposite sex. This has also been around for a long period of time. When men treat women like dirt and vice versa it also has to do with same sex couples and or marriages. Marriages for couples of the same gender was legalized for all fifty states this year.


Slavery was one of the biggest discrimination events ever. People all over the place buying and selling black people, treating them like complete garbage and taking away their rights. This all happened because they had a different skin color. Different races were also excluded from jobs, schools, sports and all kinds of others public places. After the Civil War their voting rights were even set back with things like "literacy tests" and other obstacles.

What are current discriminations in America?

The fact that discrimination is still current is just awful. This should all be in the past, but unfortunately it's not. Discrimination still occurs in all kinds of places such as the workforce, legal proceedings, at home, and the medical field. In the workforce, jobs in government and medical fields blacks are told that they aren't able to do the job as well as whites. People just assume women will stay home and do the cooking, cleaning, laundry when we deserve to be judges, police officers and surgeons just as much as men. In the marketing world don't usually see darker skinned people, you mostly see white men, women and even children. The same goes for schools and other educational systems

the education system, the church.

Racial Discrimination

The definition of racism is the belief that all members of each race have certain characteristics or abilities specific to that race and act inferior or superior to another race. Racism has been in America for quite sometime. There are lots of people you are still racist.

Gender discrimination

Discrimination of your gender happens to both men and women. This type of discrimination mostly happens more with females. It's usually the men working to provide money for the rest of the family and the women staying home and cleaning up the house. Although it's not always true the media has gender discrimination. Even things we see in the media make women out to be a lot weaker than they normally are with men being the stronger ones.

What are current discriminations in the world?

It is honestly sad about the amount of discrimination that is still currently going on in the world. I think it's been long enought and people need to start treating each other with equal respect. If you start discriminating someone who has done absolutely nothing to you, then you need to take a long, hard look at yourself. There are whites discriminating blacks, men discriminating women, and its running off on their children.

blacks vs. whites

  • White people don't like black people living in their neighborhoods.
  • White people don't hire black people for jobs.
  • White people don't like having their children around black people.

men vs. women

  • Men don't think women can do the things they can.
  • Men still think women should be at home cleaning rather than working.
  • Men think they can treat women like trash and get away with it.

Students Judge Others in School.

A big group of laws protect elementary school and high school students from all kinds of discrimination in their public schools. Your child can't have educational services taken away and offered to other students because of race, color, sex or national origin. For example, a state public school system can't purposely or accidentally segregate students. Students now a days are rude to others because of what they see on TV's and in everyday life.


Kids in school now a days are either bullies or victims. They feel the need to put others down so they can feel better about themselves. Although I have absolutely no idea how hurting others makes you feel good about yourself. All school teachers and other staff aren't allowed to discriminate students of color, students with disabilities, or at-risk students because that would be completely unfair. In my opinion, I think that the bulling of other kids at school has gotten worse from what has happened in the past.

boys vs. girls

First, there's elementary school were boys think girls have cooties and vice versa. Boys act like they're all big and tough and think girls can't do anything they can. Next, you have middle school, this is where the cootie stage has passed. Girls are still treated like there not as strong as boys supposedly are. Lastly, we enter the high school, and even though us girls are given a little more credit, it just isn't as much as the guys.

Women's Right's in America's Past.

In the past had just as much rights as slaves and slaves had no rights...
  • Women were not allowed to vote.
  • Women had no voice.
  • Married women had no property rights.
  • Husbands had legal power and responsibility for their wives to the extent that they could imprison or beat them.
  • Divorce and child custody laws were in men's favor, leaving no rights for women.
  • Women had to pay property taxes.
  • Most occupations were closed to women and when women did work they were paid only a fraction of what men earned
  • Women were not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law
  • Women had no means to gain an education since no college or university would accept female students.
  • Normally, women were not allowed to participate in the affairs of the church.
  • Women were robbed of their self-confidence and self-respect, and were made totally dependent on men.

women's rights timeline

It all started with the...

  • Little conventions
  • The Sufferage
  • Getting the right to vote
  • National Association of Colored Women
  • and lots of other important events

women's liberation

A feminist movement called Women's Liberation was a series of campaigns for reforms on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. This was one of the biggest movements in history. It helped women receive the rights they deserved.

Women are treated differently than Men in America.

50 years later and women still aren't as equal as men are. Sex discrimination is treatment of a person due to her gender. Examples of sex discrimination in the workplace include seeking sexual favors, unwanted sexual advances and physical harassment in an inappropriate way. This is also evident when an male employee earn more money than a female employee, despite having the same occupation. The Census Bureau reported that the average salary for women was 77% of what men make and that was in 2011. Employment policies or practices can also be sexually discriminative, when they negatively affect female employees.

at home

Just because we're girls doesn't mean we can be treated awfully. There are still some men out ther that thinks it's okay to use women as punching bags and it's not. Women are not ment to stay home and clean and cook all day long. Women now-a-days have tons of more opportunities than they did in the past. Although it's still not quite as much as men, women don't deserve to be cooped up in the house all day.

In the workplace

On the workforce, at home, in the government field or even the medical field, women are always treated differently. People act like women are the ones who should stay home and do the cooking, cleaning and laundry when in reality that's so unfair. A male and female could apply for the same exact occupation with the same level of experience and the man would be more likely to get the job.

Women are treated differently than Men in the World.

Whether it be in a job, at home, or at school women are still treated differently compared to men. On the job, people act like women can't do anything men can do even if they have the same amount of experience. At home, men think that there the ones that should be making the income and their wives should stay home to clean, cook, and watch the kids. At school, guys think they are so much better than girls when it comes to anything because they're 'bigger' and 'tougher'.

The House

In some countries men make their wives stay home to clean, cook, and watch the children and don't let them have the option the go out and work. This is a super unfair demand, but some people just can't get away from it.

At school

Men will probably always treat women differently, but you never know, I mean we've already come this far. Schools in some countries have super specific gender rules that must be followed. Some include only guys being able to take a woodshop class and the girls being stuck in cooking. The way women today are still being treated is just unbelievably unfair.

Famous people fighting for Women's Right's in America.

There are lots of well known people fighting for women's rights, both men and women. A few examples of those people would be Hilary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and many other famous people who believed women should have all the rights men have.

Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton is a very well known women fighting for women's rights and running for president. When she wins, women in America will finally be as equal as men are seeing how she is someone in favor of women's rights. When Hilary becomes president, she will have been the very first female president of the U.S in history. With her as president, women are bond to finally receive all the rights they deserve.

Women's rights

Women never used to have much rights in the past. Thanks to many women who fought for their rights, women have a lot more than they did back then. After women earned the right to vote, everything else was slowly falling into place. If it wasn't for the people who believed women should have rights, we would not be here today.

Discrimination and Women's Rights events in Make Lemonade.

Throughout the book Make Lemonade I was able to spot lots of great examples of discrimination and women's rights. Discrimination is still a very current problem they we have all over the world, so I'm not surprised to see the examples I found from the book.


In the book, Make Lemonade there were multiple examples of discrimination. The first example I saw was with Jolly being 14 years old with her first child, that had to of changed the way her Gram looked at her. She was so young and so stupid to have had a kid at that age especially knowing she wouldn't get much support, being 14 and all. That is age discrimination. The second example I found was when Jolly talked about the first time her boss started to sexually harass her, even though she didn't really know what was happening. The last time he harassed her, she had realized what was happening and shoved a pencil right through his hand. That is gender discrimination.

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