Sample Women’s and Gender Studies Paper on Gender Disparities

Gender disparities have been there for a long time until the human rights and the United
States law on discrimination embraced the fact that men and women should be treated equally.
One of the challenges that exist is that this equality is never achieved and I believe the reason
behind it all is that women never go for those opportunities that are currently experiencing
imbalances. Sometimes back I thought about the issue of gender equality and politics, it is true
the laws say leadership positions should be equally distributed, but I still believe the stereotype
of that women should not hold significant positions still exists. There are very few women that
vie and campaign for these positions and I was wondering if the men can do their campaigns and
get the highest number of votes, will the government deny them a chance to lead people in
consideration of the gender equality. Therefore as much as there are women empowerment
programs, people like Annie-Marie worked, who has written an excellent article about women
having it all, worked for their achievements. Before being appointed the director of policy
planning in the government, she had engaged herself in different scholarly works just to sharpen
her skills and abilities. Therefore, being in such a position was a reward to the excellent work
and committed she had.
In the article, the author argues that the issue of gender equality is all over in every corner
of US but women are not being given enough chances to take up various positions, at one point
she says, “while the empowerment part of the equation has been loudly celebrated, there has
been very little honest discussion among women of our age about the real barriers and flaws that
still exist in the system despite the opportunities we inherited.” (Slaughter, 2019) I agree with
Annie there are a lot of programs for women empowerment, but the reality is that it does not
reflect in the real-life situations. However, I think that women should be more aggressive like

other women who have soldiered their way into success and grab existing opportunities not
because of the gender equality law but because of the uniqueness of their abilities and the
qualifications, they have for a given post.



Slaughter, A.-M. (2019, April 11). Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. Retrieved from The