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The role of Women in today's society.

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  • Essay length: 980 words
  • Submitted: 21/11/2003
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GCSE Sociology

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Sophie Edwards

The role of Women in Today's society

Women in today's society have certainly gained influence when we compare them to the females of yesterday; yet there is still far to go until a complete balance between the genders is achieved. Although it is fair to say that women, in the broadest sense have more freedom, this is not true in all cases because prejudice still remains.

I have researched some sources which give an idea of how women are viewed in the present day. Using the pages of two magazines featuring women, however with varying thoughts I have put together a few examples of what the woman is today.

Women have always been treated as the inferior sex, and perhaps this is because this is the way it has been since the beginning of time. When the first human, Adam was a man. Eve was created as a companion for Adam, supposedly from one of his ribs. Some women takeup the traditional female role of being a housewife and being general helpers to their husbands. It used to be usual practise for a woman to be unemployed and in the early 1900s

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