In the 1960’s women were finally able to enter the workforce in great numbers. Instead of just being caretakers in the home, they had a way to provide for their family and make a difference. However, that did not come without prejudice and discrimination. Women were only allowed jobs at desks, making clothes, or anything seemed as domestic. If they did getting a working job it was something out of sight where no one could see what they were doing. People believe that women were only good at domestic work and thought if you were going to make money why not do what you were good at. Well that didn’t sit well with any women who wanted to do better and more rigorous work. You could say that in today’s world that bias is gone, but that would not be true. Yes there are women CEO’s and yes there are women in high ranking positions, but the ratio of men to women is still outstanding.
There are lots of jobs in today’s world. Doctors, lawyers, computer scientists, rocket scientists, the list could go on forever. The one thing about women in half of these jobs is they get labeled. If a women wants to be a lawyer, she must be uptight, rude, and pushy, if she wants to be into computers or science, shes trying to hard, is a nerd, or maybe she shouldn’t be doing a mans job. Even in care taking positions, she can be a nurse but a doctor is too much work for her. let the man be the neurosurgeon, he is a lot smarter and isn’t as emotional so he wont make mistakes. Ever job a women chooses comes with a label. Which in turn ends up pushing women away from doing what they want.
Finding a job or getting a degree for what you want to do in your life should not be dictated by the labels people make about you. Do what you want to do and don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not smart enough or to emotional for what you want to do. I hope in the years to come that women can be helped into doing what they want to achieve and not pushed away by peoples words against it.