American Women Equality Analysis

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“Women Demand Equality” and “I’m A Second Class Citizen” were few of many posters seen throughout the American Feminist Movement. The life of an American woman was limited in every aspect, from family life to the workplace. Women were expected to follow a similar life style that included one path; to marry in her early 20s, start a family quickly, and devote her life to home making. As one woman at the time put it, “The female doesn’t really expect a lot from life. She’s here as someone’s keeper – her husband’s or her children’s. (Coontz, Stephanie, 2011)” Women spend an average of about 55 hours a week doing household and domestic chores (Coontz, Stephanie, 2011). In sociology and history, women were easily compared to the gatherers from the term “the hunter and gatherers.” Both hunting and gathering were practiced; adult men usually hunt larger prey while women, their children, and grandchildren collected stationary …show more content…
The Fortune 500 is an annual list of the five hundred most profitable US industrial corporations. Women currently hold 22 (4.4%) of CEO positions out of the 500 companies (Catalyst. Women CEOs of the S&P 500.) Women are thought to not be capable enough to handle a CEO job, because they are “emotional, sensitive, we can get pregnant, we will not make rational decisions, etc.” The glass ceiling is a phrase used to describe the limitations on the upward mobility or career advancement of women. Women sadly go through this everyday, but it has now extended itself to refer to a range of similar situations. In theory, nothing holds a woman back from being promoted, but women can see that the higher they are in a certain company, the more promotions and pay raises they should have. Instead of being able to achieve the same success as male coworkers, those who encounter glass ceiling are stopped by invisible obstacles that prevent from rising further in the