There are many different forms of discrimination, some are seen more frequently than others. People are discriminated against due to the color of their skin, their religion choice, their culture, their choice of sexual partners, and even simply because of their gender. In many ways our country and other countries across the world have made considerable changes in the way we handle discrimination. However, discrimination is still a problem in our society.
Gender discrimination comes in different forms; females are discriminated against in the workplace, regarding employment, wages, advancement, and even are victims of sexual harassment. Women are also often discriminated against for their physical ability; in athletics, the workplace, and even in the military. Even though our government has laws in place to protect citizens of such discrimination, it still occurs all across our country. When a child is born female, they are automatically at a lower advantage than if they were born male; these girls have no idea of the fight that they will endure just to have the same opportunities as another child who was born a male.
Ever since I was young, I have experienced the widespread struggle of gender discrimination. It first reared its ugly head regarding my physical ability. Growing up, I was what many consider, a tomboy. I loved playing all sports, yet fast-pitch softball was my passion. I was blessed with a natural gift in succeeding in them. I could keep up with, if not beat, most of the guys I grew up with. However, it proved difficult to be taken seriously and some years even have the opportunity to play ball, just because I was a girl. At such a young age, I was already facing a form of discrimination that I have continued to face throughout the years.
Physical and athletic ability is not the only thing that women are discriminated against. A more common form of gender discrimination is found in the workplace. As discussed in the article,...