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            Ask yourself: are women's rights stilll an issue in the 21st century? If you were to ask me the same question, my answer would most definitely be- NO! At first perhaps you may be inclined to say 'yes' but I assure yo, your view would change if you considered what we have gained over the years as a sex.
             Did you know that British women were only given the right to vote in 1918? Beforehand, it was a decision for men solely to make and women had no say whatsoever! However, from February 1918, an act was granted for women to vote, nevertheless, it still had blemishes. The rightr was issued exclusively to women property-owners over the age of 30! Whereas, men's only requirement was to be over the age of 21!.
             Today, women have just as much say as men, with regards to voting and every vote counts, regardless of the sex.
             are you aware that before 1963, women received a substantially lower rate of pay than men? Since 1963, when the equal pay law for men and women was passed in the US we have climbed the ladder in the workplace. Thankfully, now, we are seen as an equal sex in the job environment.
             Certain text's such as Betty Friedan's 'The Feminine Mystique' explored the myths about feminity, and highlighted te role of social conditioning in shaping women's live's. Female's began to become more aware of their lower status and started to fight for theor well deserved rights. Nowadays, women are treated with as much respect and appreciation as men. we have managed to receive equal pay, vote, and be accepted socially alone with men.
             There is no doubt about it, women's rights are no longer an issue in the 21st century. we have come long way, as a sex, and after great effort and work now have what we yearned for- FREEDOM! .

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