The position of women in society has improved, there is not a great deal of sexual discrimination. Do you agree?

Throughout this century, the role of women in society has changed, and majority of people feel this change is for the better. In my op-inion* there is still a great deal of sexual discrimination against women within society, and the belief that sexual equality has been achieved is not accurate.

To begin with, many women find it difficult to return to work after having a baby. There are rarely any provisions made for childcare in workplace and, in these cases, women are forced to go through time-consuming and expensive process to find somebody to look after the child when they are at work.

Secondly, the traditional views of the position of women within society are so deeply ingrained that they have not really changed. For instance, not only is the view that women should stay at home and look for their family still widely held, but it is reinforced through images seen on television programmes and advertisements.

Thirdly, since families need two incomes in order to enjoy a good standard of living, a woman finds herself doing two jobs: one at home and one at the office. So, in fact, it can be claimed that women’s position has deteriorated rather than improved.

Taking these points into consideration, I would say that the position of women has improved only slightly. While rules and laws have changed, it is deep-rooted opinions of people which are taking longer time to evolve.

  • accurate – dokładne
  • rarely – rzadko
  • time-consuming – czasochłonne
  • look after – opiekować się
  • ingrained – zakorzeniony
  • provisions – udogodnienia
  • reinforced – wzmacniane
  • advertisements – reklamy
  • income – dochód
  • deteriorate – pogarszać się
  • slightly – nieznacznie
  • deep-rooted – głęboko zakorzenione