When Life Hands You Lemons

You Take Them

How discrimination has effected and shaped America in the past:

  • In the past blacks were made fun of most of all.
  • Colleges started to accept more blacks into schools.
  • Asians and other people from different countries weren't welcome into the US easily.
  • Now everyone is welcome and blacks/different races are more accepted.
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Examples of Discrimination in the World currently:

  • Some colleges still do not allow blacks or other races to be accepted into their college
  • In the workplace different races still get paid more than other race groups
  • Gender is also affected and can get paid less than others
  • Women are treated worse than men in the workplace and can get paid less
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Examples of discrimination in America Currently:

  • Different races aren't allowed into certain colleges because of their skin color
  • Different religions are discriminated on, and some aren't even allowed to show any religious acts in public
  • People from different cultures or countries can be hated on for what they wear and for what they look like, just because they're different
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Why people judge in school:

  • People with disabilities can be made fun of for how they're different.
  • At school you can be made fun of even for your political beliefs.
  • Religion, race, age, gender, and students with mental illnesses are judged very hard on in many schools.
I believe people judge one another because someone may not be or act like many other students. I believe discrimination and bullying in schools is awful because everyone is unique. People shouldn't be made fun of or excluded from things because they were born a certain way. They were born this way for a reason.
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Women's rights:

  • Women aren't allowed to purchase their own property, vote, or even wear what they want in the United Nation
  • In Turkey, there's no protection for women being abused, so they are stuck in this dangerous situation
  • In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive
  • Yemeni women are the least empowered women in the world
  • In Nepal, if a woman is raped or assaulted, the perpetrator isn't punished, or arrested
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Major events in women's rights in the history of America:

  • In 1903 The National Women's Trade Union League is established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women.
  • Margaret Sanger founds the American Birth Control League, which evolves into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.
  • In 1960 The Food and Drug Administration approves birth control pills.
  • California becomes the first state to adopt a "no fault" divorce law, which allows couples to divorce by mutual consent. By 1985 every state has adopted the similar law. Laws are also passed regarding the equal division of common property.
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How women are treated differently than men in America currently:

  • In the workplace, men tend to get better treatment and more pay than women do
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to work at all, because then they are considered "disabled".
  • Women are judged for a lot of things such as being overweight, having a messy home, and even if they don't have children they are discriminated on.
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How women are treated differently than men in the world currently:

  • In Saudi Arabia women do not have a lot of freedom to move around a lot. They aren't even allowed to drive.
  • Women in the Middle East don't have the right to pass citizenship on to their children, where men have the ability to pass it to their children and non-national wives.
  • In Turkey, the UK, and Slovakia, women are allowed to serve in the army, but not allowed to serve in front line combat.
  • In some countries the courts automatically grant custody rights to the father, and the women are left without any means of financial support
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Famous people fighting for women's rights:

  • Bernie Sanders is fighting for women's rights today.
  • Bernie is trying to expand and protect the reproductive rights of women, fight for pay equity for women, make quality childcare and Pre-k available to all Americans, increase minimum wage to 15 dollars and hour by 2020, and expand the Wic program for pregnant mothers and infants.
  • Carly Fiorina is also fighting for women's rights
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