Should More Women Be In Government?
Since the bra-burning movement in the 60s, women's rights have been recognized in most areas of the world. Women are looked upon as equal to men and have taken on the jobs that have been traditionally held by men. No longer are women expected to be "just" mothers, teachers or nurses, the female gender is now taking positions in the military, the police force, race car drivers and any other career path she chooses to pursue. However, there is one area that women have only slowly been able to "infiltrate." The boy's-club of the political arena.
Since George Washington first took office as President of the United States in 1789, the role of president has always fallen on the shoulders of a man. Even though now more than 20 countries currently have a woman in office and nearly 20 percent of women globally have nation-level roles in parliament, the role of president still eludes this gender. Why? Women are just as capable of running a country as a man, so why is it the public and, perhaps, women themselves shy away from this enormous task?
Having a woman in this leadership role would indeed change the way things are run. A woman in power would see to it that the rights of women and their empowerment was taken seriously. Females are also more intune to the needs of children, giving rise to the advocacy of the rights of the oftentimes forgotten. Studies show that women in power are more family-friendly in their platforms and tend to advance social issues.
Since 1954, when the Convention on the Political Rights of Women gave the female gender the right to vote and to hold public office, we have made only small strides in taking any real political role. This is not to say women are incapable or afraid to take on the challenges of this area, but are we ready as a society to entrust a female to power? Are we ready to break traditional roles and allow a woman into the "boy's-club?"
Women have a lot to offer. We look at situations differently than our male-counterparts. Shouldn't we be given more of a chance to prove we are just as worthy as a man? Women are rising up and being taught, encouraged and empowered to do all and be all they can be. Having a woman president can't be that far off. Who knows? The world may just be better off for it...
The Government Should Help Students Pay For College Essay
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Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling? There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college. This result in having to take out a student loan and having to pay thousands of dollars after they graduate. The last thing students want for their future is having to work…show more content…
Researchers found that with all these expenses, colleges are not spending roughly the same amount of money resulting in the rise of tuition cost. For example at public research Universities, spending increased close to three thousand dollars per full-time students (Matthew, 2013).
The second reason that Matthew mentions is that the state government are cutting funds from education. He states that “the issue is that the schoolʻs are getting money they used to get from the government from students…” Schools are having to find different ways to bring money in such as fundraisers and donations. However, one of the main ways is that colleges have no choice but to increase tuition to provide funds for current spendings. Also, according to this article, Matthew explains how his mom graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1975 and during that time, tuition cost was around 322 dollars. She graduated with no debt and was able to pay for her tuition by working a part-time job. However, in today’s society it is completely different because working a part-time job will not be able to pay these high tuition cost. Students are constantly working to pay for schooling and other expenses which affects their school performances. Many students end up dropping out of college because they are not able to handle the stress and pressure of working and keeping up with school. This proves that students are