Women Are Expected To Be Like A Barbie Doll—And It's Not Right
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Women Are Expected To Be Like A Barbie Doll—And It's Not Right

Sexism definitely still exists in 2017.

Women Are Expected To Be Like A Barbie Doll—And It's Not Right

Throughout the decades we have gone through the fight for equality of women. Starting in the late 1800s when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for women to have voting rights up until today where we have still not had our first woman president.

Although women have come a very long way from getting the right to vote to being able to get jobs and have an education etc. there are still many things in 2017 that show that society still does not view a woman as an equal.

For example, women are judged for wearing a certain type of clothing or women are accused of wearing something just “to look good for a man.”

If a woman wants to do her makeup she is accused of trying to “look good for a man.”

If a woman is raped people will say “she was asking for it, look at how she was dressed.”

How about the fact that in America one in five women are raped--or how gender is used as an insult, a guy would say “you run like a girl” or “you hit like a girl.”

Those sentences are saying that if you do something the way a girl does it then its bad. If people are going to criticize the way a man does something they should not use gender as an insult.

What about how women are paid 80 cents to a man's dollar--or how sexual harassment is so common in the workplace; almost every woman I know has gone through it.

What about how people still refer to women as “bitches"--or how men sexualize women into objects.

How women are rarely CEOs of large companies.

How women are supposed to look like the ideal Barbie doll.

How a woman is supposed to be submissive to a man.

There are many more examples I could list, but the point is it's 2017.

Why is this still a thing?

Why are women still looked down upon and degraded?

People will say a feminist is a stupid term or that they’re just crazy.

But what those people don't understand is that a woman shouldn't have to be judged on the number of sexual partners she has while a man is praised.

An insult to a boy shouldn't be “you hit like a girl”, and women should be paid equally to men.

For some reason, men think that they have control over women and there are countless stereotypes that a woman has to fit.

But in 2017 should that really be the case?

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