Throughout American history women have always had less rights than men. Since the early 1900's women have been gaining more rights and things men get such as the right to vote and a fair job opportunity.
Even though women today have many more rights than women in the 1900's men and women still don't have equal rights because women still make less money than men do.
During the early 1900's women didn't have the right to vote.
Get out of here you can't vote!!
We want more rights
That is why women protested. After a lot of protesting women finally caught the right to vote. This was the start of the women rights movement.
We want more rights
Even though it may seem like women have equal rights to men they still don't. One example of this is pay. According to the article Gender economic inequality by, inequality.org women get paid a lot less than men. One example is when the article says, "Throughout the U.S. workforce, women remain vastly underpaid. Among full-time workers, women earned less than 81 cents for every dollar a man earned in 2016." This shows how women don't make the same amount of money as men because if a woman and a man have the same full-time job the women would make a little less than the man.. Another example is, "Female-dominated occupations such as childcare and restaurant service continue to occupy the lower rungs of the U.S. wage ladder. Women make up 63 percent of workers earning the federal minimum wage." This shows how women dominated jobs are making a amount of money that is close to the federal minimum wage in the U.S.
I made 1,000 dollars, how much did make?
How? I thought we had the same job.
Yeah, that's strange.
I made 1,100 dollars!
Another way women financially discriminated is through soccer pay. In Australia the women Australia soccer team was paid less than the men's team until very recently. This is shown in the article by the huff post when it says, "The Socceroos have historically been paid more than the Matildas and earned a greater share of commercial revenues." This sentence from the article shows how the woman soccer team was paid less than the men's soccer team because they got less commercial income and less from regular soccer games. Another example of this is on NPR.org where it says, "Salaries for the women's team will rise under the new deal. Top women's players will make about $57,000 USD a year in 2020, up from about $38,000 this year." This sentence from the article shows how women were paid a lot less then the man before FIFA signed a new deal with them.
Wait we do?
Yay we make more money now
Even though all this information may be true about financial gender inequality there are many reasons for people to believe that everyone is equal. The first example is the 19th amendmant. In the article ourdocuments.gov it says, "The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote." This sentence from the article shows how women gained the right to vote. This could make people think that women have equal rights to men because both women and men have the right to vote. Another example is how women were given the right to use credit cards with their own name. This is in the article by the huffpost where it says, "In 1974, women finally gained the right to get a credit card in their own names with the passage of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974. The law made credit card companies issue cards to women without a husband’s signature, which gave more women power over their personal finances." This may make people think that women have equal rights to men because having your own name on a credit card is very important.
yay I can finally vote!!!!
Yay I have my own credit card now!
Gender inequality is a very big problem in the world but you can help stop it. You could help by telling your friends about it or even going out of your way to protest so we can make this problem a thing of the past.
Did you know that there used to be gender inequality.