Abstract on gender equality essay

by Adam J. Lavoie on May 9, 2016 - 12:32pm

In my latest project, I studied what are the problems in our everyday lives that keep us from going forward in the gender equality matter. I looked at impartial articles on gender studies, men's studies and sociology to find the general causes of gender inequality in our social environment and found out that the major factors in that issue were that women are expected to work a double shift of work when they get home because of gender role. Also gender generalization in our society prevents us from being equal with everybody who doesn't fit the mold our society puts them into. Plus, the fact that our social environment hasn't given the chance to men to find their place in the family house because nothing has changed on their side of the medal since women are starting to take over some of the responsibilities they used to have in the household in order to have equal privileges. This means that if we don't get rid of these things in our everyday lives and behavior we won't achieve gender equality in our society.

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This is great topic and I think you probably cover the subject in your term paper. I wish I could read it. My own subject was the education, but this is also a domain where women are threatened inequality compared to men. In the world, women only makes 77 cents of men’s dollar. In South Africa, women cannot enter university if they are not virgin. This is completely unbelievable. Your abstract is pretty well written, but I could not judge since my English is not really good and since this is not your final post. I think it is great that your article mentioned the “cause” of the problem, because, often, texts are about the problem and the solutions we might bring to resolve it.
Again, nice work!

Gender equality is indeed a very important subject and I'm glad you're looking into it. I've written a bit about the current issues some women face in the workplace (like the wage gap that even reputed actress Gillian Anderson was confronted with http://newsactivist.com/en/news-summary/champlain-college-2016-newsactiv...), and wonder if you will be addressing this glass ceiling in your paper. Indeed, women are often asked to work "a double shift", but for less compensation than their male counterparts. This has even worse connotations when you consider a woman's race: while white women earn 0.78$ to a white man's 1.00$, African American women earn 0.64$, and Latina or Hispanic women earn 0.54$. (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/09/18/3569328/gender-wage-gap-race/). I think these are also important elements to consider when addressing such a complex and important subject, but I'm glad it's one that is being talked about.

Gender inequalities is a serious issue to consider. The more a society distributes its power equally between men and women the more its economy will gain from it. Women are important in the labor market. You should take a look at Oxfam's website https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fights-poverty it talks about the fact that gender justice helps to overcome poverty.

Gender inequalities is a serious issue to consider. The more a society distributes its power equally between men and women the more its economy will gain from it. Women are important in the labor market. You should take a look at Oxfam's website https://www.oxfam.org/en/explore/how-oxfam-fights-poverty it talks about the fact that gender justice helps to overcome poverty.

This must be a very interesting paper you are writing. i have done a lot of research on the subject, since I wrote on women's rights and abortion conflict all around the world. It is very surprising that still today, we have to deal with gender equality conflicts. We have been living all together on this planet and by now, humans should have learned that everyone is equal no matter what. To be able to make a change in the world regarding, I think we unfortunately will have to wait for everyone to change. With feminist movements and all sort of other powers, we can slowly make changes just like we have been doing for so long. We are getting there!!

Only by reading you abstract we can observe that you are passionated by this particular subject. Your term paper must be very interesting because of you strong opinion on the subject. I believe that it is outrageous that we still need to talk about this subject in 2016. Society puts too much pressure on women to be pretty, intelligent, a perfect wife and mother and competent at their job. In fact, women have to perfect at everything they do. Even though they work all day long, they hve to work a double shift at home with the kids. For this to change, society must be ready to change and I do not think that it will happen soon.
Great subject, thank you for sharing it with us.

Your abstract is captivating. Just by reading your abstract, we want to learn more about gender equality. You are bringing a really good point while talking about men. Not a lot of people would think about including men in gender equality debates since it is principally women that suffer from it. However, you are totally right when you say that we have to get rid of our wrongs habits in order to have a perfect gender equality.
If you want to further your research on that subject matter, I will suggest you to look at Emma Watson. She has made a powerful speech at the UN about this issue. In her speech, she said that we would not be able to attain gender equality without men’s help. She also gave a whole new definition to the word “feminism”.
Making a link with a well-known celebrity such as Emma Watson will undoubtedly make a further impact on the area covered in the abstract.

Here is the link to the organization Emma Watson has created named HeForShe:
http://www.heforshe.org/en
Here is the link to the speech she has made:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=emma+watson+speech&view=detail&mid=...
If you want, I have written a post on Emma Watson and inequalities. Here is the link my post:
http://www.newsactivist.com/en/news-summary/champlain-college-2016-newsa...

I would have loved to have access to your full-length paper! I think that our few discussions revolving around the relevance of HeForShe, the place of third-wave feminism (and other feminisms), the responsibilities men could take at home, and more were interesting; I also think that, if you have continued on the same path, that your paper must clearly show both sides, focusing on both sexes. As you may know, I am very passionate about gender equality and gender roles. We have to understand, as a society, that gender roles are a burden, and we must get rid of them. I really wish that you have incorporated that in your final paper.
I wonder if you have looked at feminism in your article (well, gender equality is feminism, so probably), but if you still have some issues with the term, you should read this: http://fembotmag.com/2015/02/06/so-if-its-for-everyone-why-is-it-called-...
Also, I was just commenting on a volunteer opportunity with Oxfam post, and this would probably interest you as well: http://interactive.unwomen.org/multimedia/infographic/humanitarianaction...
Great job!

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