are independent and contradict many popular assumptions about female attributes. One thing is certain and that is women have been oppressed for thousands of years, it has gotten better with the rights gained for women, but more problems surfaced in regards to equality. A big issue right now is that of equal pay. The “Equal Pay Act” was passed in 1963, but it is said that equal pay will not be met until 2056. I don’t understand how this has gone on for so long, but it makes sense. Women are
Emilee Orsi Professor Feiner 10/15/15 Intro to Women and Gender Studies the ones who stay home, cook, clean and take care of the children. This is the “normal” situation of a woman. Because of this warped acceptance of this social norm, women have been made to obey this standard of living and not care about their “second job” or part time job but instead their main priority, keeping the house clean and the family fed. Women’s oppression dates all the way back to the Bible, which was written by men, and in return wrote out all the women that played huge roles in today’s history. The final reading “Feminist Bible Criticism” struck me, if women were unaware that this was “wrong” and they wee being unappreciated and devalued, then how could they go about fixing it. The Bible was the first piece of reading women had access to. If this sacred piece of work were cherished, why would any woman disagree with her roles? It saddens me that we don’t have hard evidence of what influential women have done for the world because, for so many years women were deemed less educated and men did the writing of history.