This I Believe

Ashley - Reno, Nevada
Entered on November 27, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: equality
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Women Should Be Equal To Men, But Somehow They’re Not

I believe that all women and men should be treated equally. All

women should have the same chance to do anything just as men can do.

Women shouldn’t be limited in anything thing they want to do.

One beautiful fine afternoon, my family had decided to spend the

rest of the afternoon at the park with a couple of other families. The time

I got there it was about 3 o’clock. There was to be a big football game

to take place. I thought to myself how much fun, especially since I loved

to play football because I have fun tackling people.

When we had arrived at the park, my dad had got ready to play

football and I got ready to play. Then my dad walked over to us. He asked

me what I was doing. I told him that I was getting ready to play. “What are

you doing?” my dad said. I’m getting ready to play football,” I said. “Your

not playing.” “Why not?” “Because I said you can’t and only boys are

playing, it’s a rough game.”

I didn’t understand why I couldn’t play, I mean my brother is playing

and I am as tough as him. At that moment is when I Realized that in this

world women aren’t treated the same as men.

I don’t understand why people think that men are so much better

than women. We are all humans and we all live lives and have things in

common. Even if you look back into history you will notice that men were

treated better. Women couldn’t vote, couldn’t work, and had to stay home

from work. It’s not like that today, but we can’t play football, baseball, or

hockey. We have sports they can’t play but they do. For example, they

can cheer.

For centuries women never wanted to run for president; they

though that it was a man’s job to run the country. Now Hilary Clinton is

running and is showing how the world is becoming better at making

women and men equal, but it’s still not enough. I believe women and men

should be treated equal. Everyone should be able to do what you want and

shouldn’t be stopped because of their gender. I believe the world will be a

equal place. I believe everyone has an equal chance at life.