AT&D #40. Gender Equality

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What steps should be taken to reduce sexism and bring about greater gender equality in the United States? What resources would you need to implement your plan? 

As sexism has been a topic that has widely been discussed and present in US history for many generations, I think the proper steps have been taken accordingly but gradually. Such steps including having more women in the workforce (blue-collar jobs and especially in white-collar jobs) and having more women graduate from college in top degrees (i.e. engineering, management) have been on the rise for decades. The entertainment medium including TV, cinema, theater, and radio has yielded many famous actresses, female TV personalities, and even activists.

Even with literature, there has been a rise of recognizing women writers as who they are; they came from an era of having to use male pseudonyms for fear of being looked down at to now using their real names. However, the one missing step that I feel is missing for complete gender equality is the Equal Rights Amendment which has long been unratified. I believe that with the power of social media and activism, a greater awareness could be demonstrated to a country that has increasingly welcomed progressivism and modernity; only with this can the ERA be passed overwhelmingly. And why not? Every new generation that has come has adapted to what the previous generation established.

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