Women And College: Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves By Eurythmics And Aretha Franklin

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The rate at which women are graduating college today has taken a dramatic turn. Nowadays, researches show that women enroll more in college and their graduation rate is far higher compared to males. Women aspire to go to college more than males starting from middle school. Not only do they aspire, they work towards their goals. Research suggests that male students are not putting in the effort and are not getting engaged in things that will help them get in college and graduate. Women are more like the primary caregiver of a child in the house. They want to be role models to their children and will put in much effort to make it a reality. They understand the long term value of education, compared to most males who just want fast jobs to put money on the table.
Researchers such as Harper and Linda in." Research in Higher Education, Have conducted studies that also confirms that women are going to school more than men. There are many reasons contributing to this, although the most prominent is the change in gender roles of females in the country. In the early 1900s, women are known to be the housekeeper, the one who takes care of the whole family and her office is usually in the kitchen at home. However, in today’s society, there has been a major shift in gender role. Women are now participating actively in the labor force. They are even taking over jobs that are considered to belong to the men.
The lyrics of the song- Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves by Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin, talks about women being liberated and are no longer inferior. They said in their song that “Now there was a time when they used to say That behind every great man there had to be a great woman Now in these times of change, you know that it's no longer true So we're comin' out of the kitchen 'Cause there's somethin' we forgot to say to you We said, "Sisters are doin' it for themselves." Women are seen as the weaker and inferior race. They are not as strong as the men and cannot endure the same thing a man will- says the men. This struggle for the liberation of women in the United States dates back to the 1848 during the Seneca Falls convention to ensure the rights of women to vote. Although that was not the exact time women started to fight for their rights and rise up in the society, it was one of the most significant one.
A Doll’s house shows the gender role and perception of the women in that time period. They are treated like they are playthings, and are told what to do. The story has a shocking and unexpected ending to it when Nora walked out on her husband to be on her own. It can however be agreed upon that the 21st century has given the female more opportunities outside of the expected gender role. This story also brought about questions relating to feminism. Women started to understand more what their role is in the society. They were not to be considered as just play things. A lot of men also opposed to this story...

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