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The once male dominated corporate white collar America has seen a phenomenal influx of women within the last thirty years Although a female lawyer physician or CEO is no longer considered a rarity in our times women still face quite a deal of oppression in comparison to their male counterparts In retrospect some professions have always been controlled by women and men have not made a noticeable advance in these fields In 1970 finding a female lawyer to represent you would be a difficult task since less than five percent of the profession were women Today that number has risen to almost thirty percent The percentage of female doctors has almost tripled in the course of thirty years African Americans have not made such a conspicuous progression within the last fifty years while women have made a tremendous impact on the corporate world One may wonder how did women make these extraordinary advances For the most part it is due to the education they receive At the present time young girls are encouraged to enroll in classes dealing with math and science rather than home economics and typing As pointed out by Nanette Asimov in her essay Fewer Teen Girls Enrolling in Technology Classes school officials are advocating the necessity of advanced placement and honor classes for teenage girls in both the arts and sciences This support and reassurance than carries over onto college and finds a permanent fixture in a womans life While women are continuing their success in once exclusively male oriented professions they are still lacking the respect and equality from their peers coworkers and society The average male lawyer and doctor make twenty-five percent more money than their female equivalent Women have always lived with the reputation of being intellectually inferior to and physically submissive to men This medieval ignorant notion is far fetched from the truth In 1999 high
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