Dear future President of the United States
Imagine a world where men and women were paid equally. Imagine a world where men worked just as hard as women maybe even harder and got paid less than women. Imagine a world men weren’t treated equally with women. Would people try harder to change the problems like gender pay gap, sexism, and being used for bodies if the tables were turned. Would they make the change for everyone to be treated equally.
Men and women that have the same job, work the same amount of time, and just as hard as each other, but it seems that women get paid less than men. “Nationally, the median annual pay for a woman who holds a full-time, year-round job is $40,742 while the median annual pay for a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is $51,212. This means that, overall, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an annual gender wage gap of $10,470.1” ( Woman and Wage Gap). The best women soccer player makes about 400,000 dollars a year while the best men’s soccer player makes about 40 million a year. If a men’s soccer team loses a game they still get paid but if a women’s soccer team loses a game they get nothing, so the men’s team could lose every game and still make money while the women have to work for their win and their money. Some people say that women get paid less because “they choose lower paying jobs” but that's not it at all, facts say that out of the men and women that have the same good paying job and the same hours at that job women end up getting paid 84% of what men end up getting paid.
Women couldn’t vote for 100 years before they passed the 19th amendment that stated that women could vote for political decisions like who our president would be. Women couldn’t vote because it was said that women were less intelligent when it came to making political decisions. Things like women not being able to do things guys can do because their not something specific. Women aren't allowed to play professional football because their not strong enough or tough enough. In the 2016 election for president it is said that “While men in the political arena who raise their voices are often reported as more presidential, competent and viewed as leaders, women, on the contrary, are depicted as irrational, angry, and emotional. But one doesn’t need to enact a literature review in academia to find evidence as to how prevalent a role sexist attitudes play in this presidential election.” (Reich,Sexism, Alive and Well). It’s enraging that people don’t want someone to be president because of what gender they are, their gender has nothing to do with the election. The election is all about if you are smart enough or fit enough for the role as president not if you are a man or a woman.
In the public's eye famous women or even just women are judged based on their bodies and faces, but some of their jobs include being good looking. When fans or reporters are asking famous women questions most of the questions have to do with their outfit, makeup, or their love life. Men are asked questions that include their job and what new is going on in their life. Women are seen as a face or a body and I think that is younger girls want a role model to look up to other than their mom they should know more of the person other than what they look like. “Women are more likely to be picked apart by the brain and seen as parts rather than a whole, according to research published online June 29 in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Men, on the other hand, are processed as a whole rather than the sum of their parts.”(Pappas,Brain sees women as parts). Press make famous women all about their body parts of faces. Being named one of the most beautiful women in the world is great but all their saying is that you have a pretty face you don’t need anyone to tell you you’re pretty. Women should be seen as smart, inspiring, and caring human beings. “So, objectification might not lead to perceptions of women as inanimate objects but as different kinds of humans—ones that are capable of feeling but not thinking.” (Valdesolo,Brains turn women into objects). Is it really okay to see women only as objects not humans?
In conclusion I believe that men and women shouldn’t have such a huge gap between what they are paid and sexism should just be eliminated. God created both men and women so we all should treat each other as equals. Us as the people should support everyone that is in our government no matter what gender they are. No woman should be seen as just parts while men are seen as a whole.
America’s Women and the Wage Gap- "Trade, High-wage Jobs and the Wage Gap." Trade, Jobs and Wages (n.d.): n. pag. Americans Women and the Wage Gap. Oct. 2016. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.
Sexism, Alive and Well in 2016 Presidential Campaign- Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. Nina M. "Sexism, Alive and Well in 2016 Presidential Campaign." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 8 Feb. 2016. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nina-m-lozanoreich-phd/sexism-alive-and-well-in-2016-presidential-campaign_b_9172186.htm
Brain sees men as whole,women as parts- Pappas, Stephanie. "How Are Brains Turn Women into Objects." Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women as Parts. N.p., 24 July 2012. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.
Our Brains Turn Women into Objects- Valdesolo, Piercarlo. "How Our Brains Turn Women Into Objects." Scientific American. N.p., 11 Oct. 2011. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.