Empowering Women

Equal rights and justice for all should include equal rights for women. For centuries women have been treated like second class citizens. Things have changed along the years, but the change so far is not enough and women still have to work twice as hard as their male counterparts to get ahead in life.

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The double standard is evident all around us. It is easier for society to forgive a man for the mistakes he makes than for them to forgive a woman. Just take a brief glimpse at relationships for example; a man can have multiple partners and it is accepted as being okay – he is just being a man. On the other hand should a woman do the same thing she is considered a whore.

The double standard must stop what is good for the goose is good for the gander. It is time to start taking women seriously and treat us with the respect we deserve.

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