Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Struggle for Equal Rights of Women in Anerica

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Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date of Submission: Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Struggle for Equal Rights of Women in America The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.


However, the plethora of rights available to women in the United States of America was not handed over to them in a silver platter – it was the outcome of decades, even centuries, of struggle for equal rights and equal opportunities. It was made through the pioneering efforts of brave women who refused to be constrained by circumstances and who demanded the right to exercise their agency and chart their own destiny. This paper traces the evolution of equal rights in America and the progress that women have made in the face of numerous challenges and barriers to their development. It will look in particular into how the social and legal norms have initially been complicit in creating gender differentials and how women have overcome these and have in fact been able to reshape social structures and the legal system in order to advance their cause. This paper will also look into the progress that has been made by women engaged in the professional practice of math, science and engineering and the particular challenges and issues that women face as they embark on their careers. ...
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