Women’s Rights – Emily Bezjak

 Women’s rights have been an ongoing issue for years and years. Women’s rights are essential and need to be taken into consideration. Women’s History month is March, and there are many ways members of society can advocate for them.

     Women all around the globe tend to face issues like getting paid less than men in the workplace for doing the exact same job. On average, women tend to get 20% less money than men in the workplace.  

     “Women ages 25 to 34 earned 83 cents for every dollar a man made,” according to pewreserch.org.

     According to PR newswire, only 8.8% of CEOs are women and the rest are men. Clearly, women have fewer job opportunities than men. 

     Women now only have about ¾ of the legal rights afforded to men. A big issue in the world recently is that the government is trying to take away women’s rights to free and legal abortion. 

      Ohio had and has been trying to ban all abortions, and with this, women would lose their right to their own bodies. 

     Women’s rights are extremely important, especially in today’s society–everyone should have a voice and be able to speak freely. 

    Help advocate for women’s rights by helping out at organizations and helping at women’s shelters.  All women should have the same basic rights as men. 

      In 1920, the government passed a law allowing all women to vote, which moved society one step closer to equality for women. 

    Susan B. Anthony is one of the best known women’s rights activists. She fought for equal pay, the rights of labor and equal work opportunities. She was also the president of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association which she founded with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

   With Women’s rights it is very important we are still fighting for them and continuing to advocate for women. 


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