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The role of Women in today's society.

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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. ...read more.

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The programme revolves around 4 dominant females whilst the men featured are merely accessories. An average episode would show a man being used and then his personality heavily scrutinised for the women's entertainment. The particular show provides evidence that that women can do just as well, or even better in the workplace than their male companions. The main character, Carrie, is a journalist and so too is her boyfriend. One book written by a male, one book written by a female but Carrie's book receives better reviews. In 1857 however this would not have been the case so many female authors chose to publish their works using a pseudonym. Charlotte Bronte for example used "Currer Bell" to write as. I should probably comment that "Sex and the City is set in New York, where to survive having a career is necessary and that in Southern areas of the USA the facts would vary considerably. On a completely different line some women have no freedom. For example those who until recently were under the control of the Taliban. ...read more.

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Women in some state custody face sexual assault by their jailers, just because they are women. From reading "More" magazine I can interpret from the many fashion and beauty pages that women obviously wish to be perceived as sexual beings that are attractive to men. Men also want women to look good as the pages of FHM magazine are filled with scantily clad ladies. However women also want to be seen as intelligent and in "More" magazine there are book reviews suggesting this. Men often make fun of women particularly with the use of 'blonde jokes'. The subject is never a fair-headed man but a ditsy girl. Both magazines discuss women but they are both biased so to appeal to the particular audience who they are aimed at. I have proved that he position of women in our society cannot be generalised as throughout the world women receive differing amounts of respect. When occasionally comparing today's woman with history I have discovered that there has been a change, and perhaps it will be only a small amount of time before the less socially developed countries begin to follow the examples of America and Great Britain in evening the divide between the sexes. ...read more.

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