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Were Gonna be Big American society prides itself on being evenhanded and impartial but so far history proves otherwise In the past unjust treatment of minorities was acknowledged and in many cases accepted but it is the apparent and yet unmentionable treatment of women past and present that threatens to undermine America Although sexual harassment and discrimination have been battled in the work place it is only a small step towards the killing of the Angel of the House and the acceptance of the imperfect women From the early 1900s when women were rallying for their right to vote females were limited to occupations that included wives mothers homemakers midwives nurses teachers and occasionally entertainers Some dared to attain and hold other employment This was so because society deemed it fair and correct for women to be taken advantage of and used Obviously as time progressed women were allowed to pursue more and more professions and occupations Like many women in her era Virginia Woolf desired social recognition and public approval but unlike most women she tackled her desires and overcame them Woolf was driven as many were and continue to be by men prejudice conscience society necessity ambition family and most importantly possessions Woolfs desires to own items such as a cat a motor car and eventually a room of her own forced her to open her eyes and take in the world In doing so Woolf saw things that impressed not only her mind and soul but her writing as well In Woolfs essay Professions for Woman she tackles some of the most taboo subjects such as murder independence and other mutinous ideas that sparked a sexual revolution She shared her convictions with beau ideals such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony Woolf realized that the road for women was cut many years ago but she also learned that even though there is a road the journey may still
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