Women’s Equality is Still Being Challenged by Many Factors

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Seriously. Stop telling me to smile. I will smile when I want to.  Photo tweet by @AHA_Lev taken from The Bold Italic

“Seriously. Stop telling me to smile. I will smile when I want to.”
Tweet by @AHA_Lev, photo taken from The Bold Italic

Women have made great strides in fighting for gender equality, but what are the next steps women can take to continue the fight today? In honor of Woman’s History Month, last week we asked students in our #DoNowWomen post, How can women continue to make progress in the fight for gender equality? What issues do you see as obstacles to gender equality? What woman in history do you admire the most? Why? Tweet an image of woman you most admire.

Thanks to the brave women before them, women today can vote, be the secretary of state, and even the president of America, among other economic, political and social opportunities that were not available to them in the past. However, regardless of this progress, it is still a fact that women, on average, make less than men at work, only 20 percent of the U.S. Senate and 18 percent of the House of Representatives, and only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.

Throughout the week, students discussed different obstacles women face, ways to overcome them, and even posted pictures of women in their families or the media that they respect the most. The majority of students argued that it is the way women are perceived by men, the media and even women themselves that stands in the way of being treated equally.

There are Many Obstacles

Many students pointed to the issues that stand in the way for women to achieve gender equality.

Women Can Continue to Fight

Other students pointed to possible ways women can fight continue to fight for equality.

Others Besides Women Join the Fight

Some students discussed how women are not the only ones who can help the cause.

The Woman I Admire

Many students posted pictures of inspirational women in various fields like…



On Television



Outside of America

Family Members

One student, Rachrel Printz, created a Zeega about Barbara Walters in response to the #DoNowWomen post:

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Laura Robledo studied English at UC Berkeley. When she is not reading, looking up new music, or running half marathons, she loves to explore the beautiful city of San Francisco.