Treatment of Women

Treatment of Women

History has been known to treat men and women unfairly. It has weighed them not as equals, and for this they were given different standards by which to live. The only real difference between men and women is physical, yet emotionally and mentally they remain the same. Today’s society is beginning to understand this equality better as we progress further into the future. Neither males nor females have it harder than one another. There, of course, remain some areas that are more difficult for women, yet these areas are shrinking, and there are areas that are difficult for men as well. In certain aspects of life, women may appear to have unfair advantages, such as how they are treated in schools, while men appear to have advantages in having less responsibility in raising a family. These areas will all eventually improve. Seeing as we each have our own problems and seeing they are improving, it is only logical to state that neither gender has any advantage over another. For a long time, women were not offered the same educational opportunities as those of their male counterparts. Over time this has changed substantially, yet the idea still exists, “That girls are treated as the second sex in school and consequently suffer, that boys are accorded privileges and consequently benefit” (Sommers 380). An overabundance of evidence exists to support that this belief is not true, that in fact boys are the ones who have an unfair advantage in the school system. In reality, “Girls outshine boys. They get better grades.” (381). There are numerous statistics to support the claim that boys are treated unfairly in schools, and that girls excel because teachers are more lenient on them. Perhaps statistics are little more than numbers on paper. In saying that boys do not succeed as well as girls educationally is similar to stereo-typing, regardless of what numbers might indicate. Stereo-types tend to have many holes in them. So…


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