Alcohol: Gender and Mary E. Lowe Essay

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Women got the right to vote in 1920 because of the nineteenth amendment. It took generations of suffering, lecturing, lobbying, and civil disobedience to make a radical change to the constitution. When women finally achieved the goal to vote, it established a domino effect of balance between men. As generations continued on, women started to have equity of things that men had, like certain jobs. But in the end, it is men who make the most money, men and not women who dominate the government and corporate boards and men who hold the most powerful positions in society. Of course it is women who suffer from violence and rape or who are more likely to be poor then a male. Women are less ranked in the patriarchy. Why, that women are also are naturally inferior to men in terms of strength and speed? Or in job occupants, female athletic trainers encounter gender discrimination in a workplace when, “working with a male team sport coached by a man.” (Mazerolle 7) Women rarely play a role in professional sports, as athletes or staff. Sports like baseball and football are exclusive with no leagues for women. How often does one expect to see a female coach, athletic trainer, general manager, or any type of office staff if women cannot be treated fairly like men? Over the past years however, women are finally moving in and exploring the field of athletic training and the sports industry and breaking down the once male dominated field. Forever, women have been invisibly unequal to men. To this day women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Women can put in the hours of a man or more and still not make as much money as he does. Fewer than, “20 female chief executive officers (CEOs) lead Fortune 500 companies.” (Lowe 310) There are still these privileges that men have against women like, “Women held only 90 of 535 seats available the 2009 Congress; as of 2009, global representation of women in political leadership was only 18%.” (Lowe 310) Women are still being held back in high