The Recipe of Women

Posted by Cate M. Oklahoma

I wrote this essay to emphasize the fight for women's rights for equality in this country.

Women are a cupcake recipe. Weird analogy right? Well it’s true women are just like cupcake recipes. There are so many different flavors like chocolate, pumpkin spice, red velvet, funfetti, the list goes on and on. Although there are so many different flavors they all have a couple of the same ingredients which represent a specific value. Let’s compare a red velvet and mocha cupcake. Although they have different flavors, they all share ingredients like flour, sugar, and eggs. I like to think of the common ingredients are the the key shared beliefs of a woman, such as equality. It’s been over a hundred years since we started fighting to be equal to men yet we are still here today getting paid less than them because every women should be paid equal.

Equality is something we as women still don't have. It's tragic because since the dawn of time we have fought and some women have risked their lives to be equal to men. This January my friend, Amelia, and I went to a woman's march. The organizers, men and women, told us this is the most people they've ever seen marching to be equal. Standing in the streets, signs raised, we women of Oklahoma City, proud and thirsty for equality, marched on concrete roads. Even though the wrath of women had overwhelmed the city and even though there was a swarm of women protesting for what is right and what America still to this day doesn't allow women to have. some people, mainly white, men were there marching to keep their supremacy. The women protesting noticed that but kept on marching for what they believe in and ignored the others.

I have also been to a few charities to support women’s rights. One of the more recent events I went to was to help women’s health especially for women who can’t afford certain doctors and are seeking medical help. This organization helps so many women across America get the help the need for themselves and others. Through the years the attendance rates have grown tremendously. I feel like America could finally be on the road to gender equal.

I believe all women deserve equality and we as a nation are finally on the road to achieve that. 

Published on Oct 4, 2018
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