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  1. Introduction
  2. The split within women
  3. Discrimination: Relentless and widely tolerated
  4. Promotions and hikes in pay for women
  5. Sex discrimination in advertisments
  6. Conclusion
  7. Bibliography

Women feminists everywhere have been, ?shouting for years and are still shouting whenever they hear it said that the subordination of women is caused by the inferiority of our natural capacities.?(Delphy 23). This shows that many women feel as if they are constantly subject to discrimination. Discrimination against women can be described as any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex, which has the effect or purpose of impairing of nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, by women, irrespective of their marital status on a basis of equality of both men and women. "Discrimination is a symptomatic of a situation where patterns of structural inequality are maintained by rules, norms and procedures that dictate a subordinate role for women in all spheres of society."(Landrine et al.17)

[...] Women also lack freedom- ?they often lack the viable alternatives that would allow them to freely choose and actively shape family life, while the State constrains both men and women by defining marriage in strictly heterosexual terms and permitting discrimination on the basis of sexual preference.? (Herbert Ratner-Sources pg11) Lastly in patriarchal families, there is also commitment and though men have more economic advantages,?(Sources pg 11) some don't take their parental responsibilities seriously, leaving women to basically raise children single handedly yet they still get away with it. [...]


[...] For years feminists have been complaining and it has made a difference because things to day are better of than they where a few years ago. An example of this would be the fact that 54% of women with a child under 6years work today compared to in 1956. Author Edwin Schur says that, one way or another, virtually every women . is affected by the dominant definitions of deviance.?(Pg If women go against what is the then they are labeled as being deviant and are labeled as, ?aggressive, bitchy, whore and promiscuous.? (Landrine Pg 17). [...]

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