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Multi-Genre Research Paper

By: Ashton Holman


UWRT 1102-040
May 2, 2016

Written: Ashton Holman

Name:

Daily Obituary

The Souls of the Women Who Started it All

March 23, 2016

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Age:

Too Young

Residency:
Replacing their job
at home as the
standard housewife
for an alternative
job competing
against their male
counterparts.

Place and
Cause of
Death: Their

http://www.rightsofwoman.com/new-yorks-womens-equality-agenda-a-bill-worth-the-fight.html

bodies died on the


Battlefield of
Injustice, but their souls
live on within the lives of
our current day feminist.
The cause of death is directly related to, if not linked to, the hands of men who honestly
feel threatened by the competition and consistency that women now bring to the table.

Birth Date:

Born through the immigrants of the New World, but established


throughout the entire world.

Marital Status:

Married to
the thought of equality. Vowing to
never surrender or to ever cease
to strive for establishment of that.

Education:

Intelligent to the
point that, without a basic
education, they can decide and
undoubtingly know what they
deserve, how to achieve it, and
how to outwit these clever
gentlemen that they were forced
to compete with.

Suffragists campaigning for the right to vote in 1920, just before the amendment
was ratified. (Library of Congress) http://www.thenation.com/article/august-26-1920the-19th-amendment-is-ratified-granting-women-the-vote/

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Glossary

Feminist

[fem-uh-nist]

adjective, Sometimes, feministic


1. advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.

noun
2. an advocate of such rights.

Equality

[ih-kwol-i-tee]

noun, plural

equalities.

1. the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank, or ability:
promoting equality of opportunity in the workplace.
2. uniform character, as of motion or surface.

Average High School Graduating GPA, By Gender (2009)


Overall

Math

Science

English

Social Studies

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Image: Serri Graslie

This chart explicitly shows an average 0.2 difference between men and women,
with women being ahead in the game. Not only are they doing better in their overall
GPA, they surpass men in every subject of school. But somehow women are still being
considered less than and underqualified when compared to the average man. Graslie
explains the reasoning behind this is due to the fact that men hold a privilege over men
similar to that considered white privilege (Graslie). Men are more likely to be
considered or offered jobs straight out of high school. Because they expect to have a job,
they dont work as hard academically because they dont feel they need to since they
have a future somewhat guaranteed. Women on the other hand have to sacrifice for
academics to outdo their male counterpart just to remain underrepresented just for
being a female competing with a man.

Median Income, By Gender (1947-2012)

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Men

Women

Periods of economic recession

Image: Serri Graslie

Not only are men more likely to be given a job over a woman, they start out
making significantly more and continue to make more than a woman. The chart shows a
consistent number of more than $10,000 being earned by men over their female
counterpart. Even if being more qualified educationally, why are they at least not being
paid an equal amount? Rachel Martin and Mona Chalabi converse about how nearly forty
percent of American women are the primary bread winners. But according to statistics
and graphs that doesnt seem to be the case. I believe this can be tracked back to the
simple fact that men just want to feel superior to women, even when a woman deserves
the higher privilege.
Just imagine what it would be like if the statistics were switched how much society
would be changed. Would women still be expected to be the maid of the house? Would

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the mothers still be expected to be the primary caterer to every need their children?
Would men feel emasculated? And if so, are these ladies the new Head-of-Household?
These societal roles have impacted the mindset of everyone. Because things have
remained the same within society for so long, gender roles seem permanent. Why is a
man any more qualified to uphold a job position than a woman based solely upon
gender? Reversibly asking why is a woman any better at parenting than a man?
Women are so underrepresented, which also degrades the credibility of their
intelligence. As Lombrozo explains in her commentary, she was singled out while
majoring within her engineering major. Because the female population was so small
within her field, she was automatically withheld to stereotypes and standards. It
escalated to the point that she ended up totally changing her major turning towards the
total opposite spectrum leading into the field of writing. Partial reasoning for her
changing was just so she could speak and express herself about what she went through
in school, how it impacted her passion.
So many women have been put through similar situations, if not currently enduring
them as I type this paper. Imagine the things that Lombrozo could have ever done with
herself if she had stayed in engineering. She could have constructed the most efficient
technology, invented new contracting equipment, while also outdoing a man in the
process. For a woman to outdo a man at his own game, now thats absurd.

A Timeline of what should have happened

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1866- Congress passes the 14th amendment, which grants all citizens the right to vote.
It is the first time that citizens and Voters are define as both male and female in the
constitution.

1896- the national association of colored women is formed out of more than 100 black
womens clubs. They celebrate 30 years of having the ability to vote freely without
persecution.

1917- Jeannette rankin is the first woman, out of the 12 previously elected in, to be
from Montana that was elected into congress.

1945- millions of working women accompany their male counterparts into their
everyday jobs when servicemen return home from world war II.

1955- the daughters of bilitis is formed, the first lesbian social and political organization
in the U.s.

1976- the initial and primary rape law passes across the entire country of north
America, making it illegal for a husband to rape his wife along with publically displaying
sex offenders to the community.

2004- more than one-half of American women, in addition to supportive men, celebrate
nearly 200 years of womens rights in Washington, dc at the march for womens lives.
Source: Timeline: The U.S. Womens Movement. Timeline.

Work Cited
Graslie, Serri. "The Modern American Man, Charted." NPR. NPR, 17 July 2014. Web. 16 Mar.

2016.

Hunt, Caryn. Discrimination, healthcare, politics, public policy, reproductive rights, Women in

the

Workforce, women's rights. Digital image.

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Http://www.rightsofwoman.com/new
yorks-womensequality-agenda-a-bill-worth-the-fight.html. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.
Lombrozo, Tania. "What Is It Like To Be 'The Only Woman In The Room'?" NPR. NPR, 15 Feb. 2016.
Web.16 Mar. 2016.
Suffragists campaigning for the right to vote in 1920, just before the amendment was ratified. (Library of
Congress). Digital image. The Nation. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.
"Timeline: The U.S. Womens Movement." Timeline. PBS. PBS, 2015. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.
"What Happens When Wives Earn More Than Husbands." Interview. NPR. NPR, 8 Feb. 2015. Web. 16 Mar.
2016.