Sexual Equality in American society.

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        Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. This occurrence is not only found in the United States, but in other countries as well. The problem of men and women not being equal can be traced back to the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence proclaimed that all men are created equal. There was no mention of women being equal, only men. At the time of the drafting of the document, the men had all the power. The document was even drafted by a man. Women were confined to the home to take care of the domestic housekeeping duties. Look no further than the home to see the first sign that men and women are not equal. The traditional role of the man was to work and the money he made would be used by all in the household. The traditional role of the woman was to stay home, take care of the children, clean the house, and cook. Women and men are not treated equal in the roles of employment, education, and politics.

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        The majority of CEOs are men. Women serving as CEOs are a rare sight. Men are often applauded for being assertive and giving orders. By giving orders, men take on a leadership role. Demonstrating leadership ability is a quality that employers often look for. On the other hand, women who are assertive and give orders are not well liked in the work place. The salary of men and women who do the exact same work differ. Women often make less than men even though they do the exact same thing. There are many gender stereotypes associated with certain jobs. Secretaries, ...

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