This research paper examines the most frequently encountered barriers that affect women—
everywhere—in today’s society. Discrimination, violence, and injustice against women—all over
the world—are no news in today’s media. However, by not reacting immediately to this type of
behavior, it seems as though society indirectly considers this type of behavior as “normal.”
This research paper will cover the following issues faced by women today:
Negative Effects of Advertisement
The Future of Women
Through an in-depth analysis of women in today’s society, this research paper will advise and,
aim towards motivating other women to take action and thrive to ensure a better future for the
current as well as the next generation.
Race, class, and gender are three linked systems of oppression and dominance used against
individuals. Dominance operates by seducing, pressuring, and forcing women [as well as
members of subordinated groups] to replace their cultural ways of knowing with the dominant
group’s [men] specialized thought
. The battle however is not easy; confronting such oppression
as a woman requires desire, strength, and confidence.
As stated in
by Frye, oppression is determined when an individual’s options are
reduced to very few and all of them expose her/him to penalty, censure, or deprivation. Today,
women are constantly exposed to oppression and exploitation. In the workplace, they are forced
into low wages and, are not expected to advance professionally.
While at home, [most] face
another shift of housework with little help from their partners. This of course, is without
considering the “extra factor:” violence.
1 Hill Collins, P. (2000).
Black feminist thought : Knowledge, consciousness, and the politics of empowerment
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anniversary ed.). New York: Routledge.