Today is August 26th: Women’s Equality Day in the US. In 1971 Bella Abzug wanted to make the universal vote available to women as well, via the 19th amendment. The 19th amendment was dubbed the Equal Rights Amendment. Women’s Equality Day could be considered a celebration of women taking pride in being what they are.
In 2015 a woman is entitled to feel empowered. She is able to achieve whichever goal crosses her mind, according to her high potential of achieving almost anything. However, some women are really career-oriented nowadays, but they still fear facing difficulties on so many levels, including the professional one. Some unfortunate cases also involve an abusive partner, domestic violence is still present nowadays. A poignant trauma that many women face is rape, as well. So, these adverse events need to be put to an end in nowadays open society.
In some countries women still haven’t achieved equal rights, whereas men obtained supremacy over them. So, not even in 2015 the equality matter is explicit worldwide. A solution to all the issues women face, ranging from rape, domestic violence, foster care and child sex trafficking, has to be found rapidly.
Sometimes, governmental laws are misinterpreted or bent, as to the disadvantages of many women or mothers.
Moreover, it is sad that many women in some parts of the world cannot obtain a driver’s license or vote, for example, even if the current year is 2015. Also, taking into consideration yet another relevant example, in Israel women find it difficult to divorce their partners – it is a “luxury” for them in that specific country, as the husband needs to grant her the divorce firstly.
There’s the US pop culture as well, which presents women as truly strong individuals, but the truth is that many women are still having difficulties in their everyday lives, due to gender discrimination, for instance, which needs to be banished and, in an optimistic nuance, will indeed end someday.
Basically, it all revolves around the concept of empathy, because with no heart, great things cannot be achieved. People need to be taught to be empathic in their daily interactions with both women and men alike. No one is superior to another human being, we are all equal, and should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of factor such as racial ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, financial status etc. These should be the upmost relevant values the US should stand up for, and, extrapolating, the whole world. All in all, there’s the concept of the American dream, which ought to become valid eventually.
In could finally be pointed out that women in some parts of the world still struggle to obtain equal rights, unlike America’s situation, which is brighter than that from other under-developed regions or countries. This could only mean that people need to stand up for policies that protect women’s rights, in ensuring them equal opportunity everywhere.
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