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Status of women

(Social, Economic, and Political)

How many times have you heard "All men are equal". It's a quote from the American Constitution. In today's society it has been taken literally. Yes all men are created equal but are women created equal as well? Of course not. Most would probably say yes but women are a minority in this country. Men are the rulers over America, being very forgetful that because of women they live. Although women are the creators of life, women are still not being treated equally when it comes to jobs, salary, or other aspects. Is it fair that women still don't receive the respect and the same things men have the right too.

Equality has yet to be achieved by women in the United States. Out of 1.3 billion poverty stricken people, women are the majority. There is an estimated 75 to 80 percent of the world's refugees are women as well. Although society is dominated by men the expectancy of life for women is much longer than a mans. So if women are the majority in numbers why are we still considered a minority in this country? Any where you go in the United States women out number men twenty to one if not more. In countries like Sweden, Canada, Norway, Finland, and the women in the US education and income are at their highest now more so than ever. In Beijing, China in September 1995 the fourth World Conference on Women was held, resulting in the agreement of 189 delegations on a five year plan to enhance the social, economical, and political employment of women. It is to enhance health and advancement for their education and to promote reproductive rights. In the United States our president is still trying to take rights away from women , such as the right women have to have an abortion. Although it seems unjust to man he is not the one who has to carry the child inside his womb for nine months and in some cases longer. Is it right for a man to be able to set the rights for women's birth rights. I for one say absolutely not. That is just a liberal point of view. All women don't support abortion acts but that should still be a woman's choice as it is today, but with men in office like Bush it won't be for to much longer.

Due to the result of Beijing Women Conference , more than one hundred countries have announced better intentions to help further the advancement of women, which should have been the case from the beginning in a country where all are equals. In 160 countries women have requested a bill of rights directed exactly for women rights. It is to be just like the bill of rights for our country but specifically for women through out the countries. In 1979 the UN convention came together on the elimination of all forms of discrimination of women. Women's economic integration is powerful for social status and it saves lives by promoting wealth, encouraging economic progress, and enhancing women's social status. By doing all of these things it puts more money into the economy. Women are the number one customers/consumers of a lot of products. Think about. The theory that women like to shop

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