Essay on Women vs. Men

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Women vs. Men

We [women] are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men." Elizabeth Stanton (prominent woman
suffragist) - (excerpted from One Woman, One Vote by Wheeler, pg. 58) "Frailty, thy name
is woman." William Shakespeare - (excerpted from Hamlet, Act I, scene 2) This quote made
by Stanton in 1890 shows many of the feministic beliefs held by the women of today. And
the quote made by Shakespeare holds many of the same thoughts shared by men. The battle of
the sexes is prevalent everywhere and is applicable to anything. From athletics to the
military, men and women struggle to beat the other, but I find it to be particularly found
in the workplace. Men and women are extremely competitive with occupations, and men feel
superior to women. They [men] know the statistics are more favorable to them and they
would like to keep it that way. If this is true, then how do women and men share the world
together without war between each other? I believe that for both sides to prevent this
from occurring, they ignore many of the differences. Many women choose not to see the
statistics or they do not care and accept that men are more successful than women are. The
story Tales Out of Medical School, written by Adriane Fugh- Berman, which is an account
about a woman that chose not to ignore the differences that faced her, shows another side
to the superficial harmony. Fugh-Berman faces sexism and discrimination at Georgetown
Medical School where women are the minority. She sees the various examples of sexism from
her anatomy instructors to the Academic Deans. There were classes that were only offered
to men, and when she tried to change that the whole course was put on hold. This of course
caused extreme tension between the men and the women of this class. "Just because you
can't take this course, why do you want to ruin it for the rest of us?" was one of the
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