Do you believe in equal rights for women?

By: Kaitlyn Ferreira, Spring Reporter

When Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 1923, all they wanted was to guarantee equal rights for women. But it still hasn’t passed as an amendment to the Bill of Rights. How can that be? Shouldn’t women be given access to all of the rights and privileges that men have?

According to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column, Actress Sophia Bush said, “I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights,” and I agree.

Women should get equal everything and they should be treated like they are at the same level as men.

A way to fix the problem with the pay wages is for women to demand equal salaries. Getting an education is one way to do this. Learning to negotiate a good salary is another. And trying to get women’s voices heard in Congress through lobbying is yet another way.

There are two sides to this story, one is the one that says women have the same rights as men and the other which says that women don’t have the same rights as men.

Women are as intelligent, dedicated, and capable as men. Some may say that women have equal rights but it really isn’t true. Women still lag far behind in terms of pay and job opportunities. For example, how women in service aren’t usually in the front of line because everyone thinks that women are weak and too innocent to see things like that or that in the year 2000, the wage gap get any smaller between men and women; in fact, it is slowly getting bigger.

Some say that women and men have equal rights and that women complain about how they don’t have equal rights and just want something to protest about, they are wrong. Some also say that women can join the navy, army, and even the marines but when someone comes up with a protest saying “men get paid more than women”, it’s because men probably have better jobs which is also very wrong, I am sure that if a women was a CEO and so was a man, then the man would probably get paid so much more. In conclusion, being a girl shouldn’t mean there are fewer opportunities ahead.