Equality In Society: The Fight For Equality

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The Equality Movement The fight for equality is not, and should not be, about pitting women against men. It is about people coming together and abolishing the patriarchal system, which has been a long-established set of societal norms based on the assumption that masculinity is better than femininity. Manipulation and misinformation have been societies’ tools. Equality should be about creating a world where humankind can receive the same treatment, regardless of gender. Too many outlets in the media focus on the negatives of the equality movement, and a pessimistic air seems to follow the struggle for equity. The need for gender equality has to be heard, once and for all. One of the main issues in today’s age is not based on the patriarchal…show more content…
In the United States, the citizens value the rights for which freedom reigns. These ideologies begin with an idea of intellectual freedom, which is a luxury that does not exist in many countries throughout the world. Without the fight for equality, it will not be achieved. In order for the rest of the world to expand and form into developed countries, there must be an example for other countries to follow. This nation must achieve equality, not only for the women and men in this nation but for those in undeveloped countries. America needs to be a representation of those women who have already broken the intellectual chains in their own countries and are still today learning how to use democracy as a tool of a liberal society. “For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and to elect, but to be elected” (Bachelet). This quote shows the importance of women’s rights, and how they can benefit this nation, and better this world. The equality movement is a liberation movement that demolishes ideas of oppression and inequality, and more importantly, it liberates one’s mind from falling back into outdated ideas of democracy, where the saying “Behind every great man, there is a great woman” is shown. This type of thinking no longer has a place in this…show more content…
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