By Andrea Wong
All over the world and throughout history, females have often been treated as inferior to males. Although we now celebrate National Women History month, there’s still a lack of equality between the sexes.
Currently, both genders are graduating from college at the same rate and more ladies are going into male-dominated fields. There are an increasing number of women who are taking leadership positions. Politically, women are now stepping up to run for presidential elections. Half of all workers in the United States are females.
In the past, females have not had the same rights as men. Women’s views were often less valued in patriarchal societies. In many third world countries, gender bias is still going on. There are stereotypes of women that lead to discrimination.
Females are now allowed to vote, work in improved conditions with higher wages, and are able to get the same level of education and employment opportunities as men. The fact that women are now heard and given equal rights is a great step. On the other hand, women still face inequality in other forms, which I hope will change in the near future. Even today, men are getting paid more than women who have the same jobs and level of education.
I’d like to see a world where men don’t have control over women and where two genders are given the same opportunities. Both males and females should be accepted as having with the same abilities to succeed.
Compared to the past, females have gained much and are treated a lot better. Over time, things have improved, but more can be done to ensure a better future; if women step up, the world could have more gender equality. Although it isn’t perfect for us ladies now, there is still time for things to change, including opportunities for women to live happier and more fulfilled lives. (end)
Editor’s note: This story was written by a Summer Youth Leadership Program student, not a Northwest Asian Weekly staff member.