Breaking Gender Barriers

September 16, 2011
By ecarguh GOLD, Hillsborough, California
ecarguh GOLD, Hillsborough, California
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Historically, men hunted while women cleaned, cooked, and raised children. Economically, men supported their families while women performed domestic work. Culturally, old films glorified males and depicted the naiveté of females. As a result, society viewed women as naturally inferior to men. However, times have changed. Trends show that more women attend college, join the workforce, and earn higher wages. Meanwhile, men do almost an equal amount of domestic work as their female counterparts. Prominent figures like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Hillary Clinton prove that females are as ambitious and capable as men. Because women now have more opportunities, society is breaking gender barriers. Therefore, this generation does not heavily stress the differences between the interests of boys and girls in terms of sports, arts, and education.

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on Sep. 25 2011 at 4:23 am
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
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Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

The Beyonce song Run The World is so empowering. But I believe it doesn't really mean that men are under women. Rather, it means that women are powerful just like men. Great article though it's kinda short.

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