Gender Inequality Throughout The World Essay example

1502 Words Apr 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Over 200,000 years ago, when humans first entered this earth, to now, 2016, we have gone through an overwhelming amount of discrimination against race, gender, and sexuality. Jews were put in ovens and burned alive. African American slaves were whipped and beaten senseless after spending endless hours doing slave work and obeying their owners’ demands. Gays and homosexuals were tormented and told that they can not marry the love of their life because it is “not right” and it is not what the Bible “says to do”. And even after 200,000 years of human existence, after the Jews were freed, the African Americans were no longer known as property, and gays were allowed to marry each other, one would think that we can now live in peace. That we can all live our own lives, while accepting everyone for their differences and imperfections. But unfortunately, we are not even close to accomplishing this. Gender inequality is prevalent in various countries all around the world. Gender inequality has been an on going issue for thousands of years. The gender gap between men and women is a lot wider than people tend to think. Overall, women’s incomes are 61% of men’s. Sadly, there is discrimination against women that is far more serious and dangerous than the difference of incomes between men and women. Discrimination against women is extremely common, but in some countries, there are laws prohibiting women to perform every day tasks. For example, in Saudi Arabia, women are not…

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