Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are still the ‘stronger gender’. The role of women in society has been greatly overseen in the last few decades but now it is coming to a more positive perspective. In the early days women were seen only as wives who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They were not allowed to vote while men took care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid.
Until the second half of the 20th century, women in most societies were denied some of the legal and political rights according to men. Although women in much of the world have gained significant legal rights, many people believe that women still do not have equality with men. This is evident at home, at their workplace, and in society in general. The traditional role of man was to work and make money, which would be used by all in the household. The traditional role of the woman was to stay at home, take care of the
children, clean the house, and cook. Because society has always associated money with power, the person bringing home the money had the power. The man often made the final decision on all household matters because he had the money. Women were treated like they were property of men, with no voice about their own fate. Changes in the family began when women wanted more from life.
It is still true that in the majority of cases it would be more difficult for a woman to financially provide for herself and her family. But this is not to be regarded as her own fault. The problem is that there are still more job offers for men and it is still easier for a man to climb the social ladder. A man can have both a family and a successful career whereas women who want to fulfill themselves as professionals have to sacrifice their personal life in most cases or, if they choose to have a family as well, they are sometimes regarded as bad mothers because they do not allocate 24 hours a day to raising their children.
Taking these considerations into account, I believe that it is still a problem for many women to assert themselves, irrespective of their educational background. Furthermore, many women choose to lead an unhappy life for fear that they wouldn’t be able to find a job, because many employers would still choose to employ a man over a woman.
There are unfortunate cases when women who have dedicated their entire life to raising the children and being a good wife, get divorced or , even worse, become widows. In such situations many of them find it impossible to find a place to work and have to live in more or less poverty.
Without women a man wouldn’t be a man at all and would not have the comfort of having someone by his side through the rough and bad times. Fortunately, more women have made vast improvements in their lifestyles in the past few decades from holding positions in governments to simple things like getting a job and supporting themselves.
We can not forget that a woman´s life is a lot more complicated than a man´s life. A woman has to take care of her own personal life and if she is a mother, she also has to take care of her children´s life. Women will always be important to society because they bring a sense of love, and emotion, and for this reason at least, society should start considering their situation more carefully.