Recently I had an opportunity to debate with a friend of mine about his little girl and her future. He believes that the progress women have made to date affords them ample opportunity to pursue their dreams in whatever field they choose. He points out, however, that women’s equality in this country, especially in our government. is lagging behind most other counties in the world.
I agree .The United States has made major progress in many areas, but we still haven’t met all of our goals. I will also argue that we have been one of the leaders in setting examples around the world when it comes to gender fairness and will continue to do so. Our progress is due to our belief in a system that is based on the democratic principles of justice and fairness. We are not without our problems and there are certainly flaws in the system, but we are, nonetheless, a nation of laws.
Where we can improve is through legislation. We can do more to lift women out of poverty and abusive situations, while at the same time, create opportunities in pay equity and reproductive health.
We can’t afford to shy away from the reality of these problems, nor should we shy away from discussing them with our friends and family. We must challenge our leaders and ourselves to change the old system and create an even more just and fair one.
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