Women have had few legal rights and occupation prospects compared to their counterpart men throughout significant part of history. As a result, women’s basic responsibilities remained being a wife as well as being a mother. However, there have been immense transformations in most parts of the world. Women have been allowed to take part in election. They have also received education boost which subsequently leads to opening up of occupation opportunities. Plausibly, the efforts made in the revolution have conventionally resulted in whole change in the perspective of women’s role in the society.
There has been misconception that women are naturally weaker, and not able to undertake some tasks that require too much effort. This explains why in pre-industrial era, women were left to do household chores as men worked on labor-intensive activities such as hunting and cultivation. In contrast to this misconception, household chores such as milking cows and washing clothes require much energy. The science studies have proved that women are stronger in terms of resistance to infections reflected on long life-expectancy. They also have better self-control and kindness. The persistent struggle for their liberation also shows social strength of women.
In the past few decades, significant steps have been made to the liberalization of women in the United States of America. The struggle has created an extensive history which can now be seen as women enjoy their rights in betterment of family life, job opportunities and even politics. The working conditions have also significantly improved. All these revolutionary changes have had subsequent impact on the entire nation. (Peggy A. Simpson, 2009)
Traditionally, women have been associated with motherly and roles and subjection to husbands. The notion that women are biologically expected to be confined to these roles is just a way of making women inferior, and a way to sideline them in social activities (Douglas and Michaels, 2005). The notion has, however, offered women an opportunity to establish themselves in the society. Today, women have taken over the family planning and decision-making over abortion issues. Despite these improvements, some challenges still stop women from excelling in career field. The responsibility of giving birth and caring for children in married life is one major setback.
Discrimination against women remains a broad vice. Little is known about the bigger picture women discrimination takes in various arenas of life where they remain unfairly treated. The in-depth recognition of the signifances of women in the society remains unappreciated even by those who claim to know. The weight carried by such terms as mother, sister or wife is rarely given cognitive recognition.
The situation at professional or work places remain worse. Some women are overlooked by male chauvinists in administration who give them less involving and boring jobs. Inequality can be seen in unfair remuneration, promotions, and accountability. In most companies and organizations, the managerial and administrative roles are left to the males as women get sidelined.
The vice of discrimination is also reflected in educational sectors. Some professional institutions such as architecture and medicine, categorizes females and males into quotas. Female institutions are often relatively below standard. The level of involvement in activities in schools that are mixed is also low. As civilians, females are commonly banned from adjudicator’s service and civic agency. Communally, females have a lesser amount of liberty of association, and are allowed lesser divergence in the decorum of clothing, communication (especially verbal), and etiquette. In societal interaction they are restricted to a narrower variety of personality appearance.
The extent of male chauvinism is surmountable in some states. Women lack exclusive rights to their own income and are not allowed personal single residence. In other cases, they may not get leave on their occupations even when pregnant. Other women struggle to satisfy men’s ego in the society. In situations where unlawful child is born, the mother of the child takes all the shame. There is a distinct imbalance of household duties too, even between siblings. The female in the family somehow are impartially treated from acquiring education (Women's Rights, 2011)
The America women have achieved a lot in the nation building activities both in monetary and political subjects of life. However, they still face significant number of challenges they have to overcome.
For instance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2005 analysis, women above the age of sixteen make up approximately fifty nine percent (59%) of the labor force then. This accounts to seventy seven cents made by females for each $1 earned by their male counterparts. Some employers’ explanation for results is that women crowd in less paying occupations while men earned well in other fields.
Women from all over the world face the challenge of balancing their home and family with the pressures of workplace. These two demands are tough to give attention. This is why women who concentrate on the two areas end up under-performing in one of them. Noticeably, most of those women who have focused on career have failing families. A number of researches show that forty-two percent of business women are infertile and childless at the age of forty. It is also surprising that a small percent (14%) of business women plan to raise families. Despite all challenges, American women have the right to be proud of themselves (The Nineteenth Amendment, 2006).