In the United States, statistics show that 25% fewer men than women graduated college which shows improvement to the percentage of women that graduated college fifty years ago.By earning a college degree women are preparing themselves for their future and not seeking that economic dependence on a man. Gilman discussed that “traditional labor is rooted in patriarchy”, with men having authority over rules in a social organization. This is still true today unfortunately, but according to Forbes there are 20 female CEO’s (4%)that run some of the biggest companies in the country ranging from IBM to Campbell’s Soup.
After seeing the clip in class from Tyra Banks’s talk show, I was appalled by what some mother’s taught their young girls. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and can raise their child to what they see as fit. One of the mother’s telling her young daughter who was around 8 years old, that she should find a husband that has a lot of money. Views like this are a step backwards today in our society, and further widening the gap in gender inequality that the majority of women are trying to close. It was a relief to see other mother’s on the show that were instilling good morals into their daughters and that they should get an education to support themselves and marry for love.