OPINION ESSAY “Although the position of women in society today has improved, there is still a great deal of sexual discrimination. ” Do you agree? Throughout this century, the role of women within society has changed for the better. More women work than ever before, and it is accepted in Western culture that many women now have careers. However, in my opinion there is still a great deal of sexual discrimination against women within society.
To begin with, many women find it very difficult to return to work after having children.
The main reason for this is that there are rarely any provisions for childcare n the workplace and, in these cases, women are forced to find someone to look after the children while they are at work. Obviously, this can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Moreover, the traditional views of the position of women within society have not really changed in many countries.
The view that women should stay at home and look after their family is still widely held, and it is reinforced through images seen on television programmes and advertisements.
For example, in many countries few men are seen doing housework on television, since this is traditionally considered “a woman’s Job”. Thirdly, families often need two incomes in order to enjoy a good standard of living, so a woman finds herself doing two Jobs: one at home and one at the office.
So, we could say that women’s position has deteriorated rather than improved.
To sum up, I would say that the position of women has improved only slightly. While rules and laws have changed, the deep-rooted opinions of people within society are taking a longer time to evolve. In conclusion, attitudes have changed, but sexual discrimination still remains a problem which we all need to face and fght against. (279 words)