In the struggle for true equality, women have had to fight for generations against prejudice, ridicule, and ignorance. With no legal rights women were treated like mere objects under the dominance of men. Yet, each generation of women has benefited from the struggles of those women on whose shoulders this burden was carried. The next generation has reaped the rewards gained by the generation before them.
Today, our society is a more enlightened society. We are however not there yet! Women are still abused all over the world. Some nations even today are enslaving women. Some women live under oppression in societies controlled by men.
In our own nation the struggle goes on. The glass ceiling has not been broken or removed. Women are still paid less for the same work as men. Women are now working to make our society more enlightened.
Vincent J. Tomeo