8 Things for which women in America still struggle for
World over, men have dominated over the women since the dawn of humanity. Women have always been considered as less deserving and have been subjugated in every aspect of life. They have been always paid less than men because of the common mindset that men are smarter, stronger, and a better performer than women.
In order to create equality in the society, many countries provide special rights to women. When talking about women’s struggles around the world, many of us probably would not think of the US as one of the places where women still struggle for several things, but as other places, here too women suffer. Read on to know about the 8 things for which women in America still struggle for.
1 Paid maternity leave
Maternity leave is a short term leave which is given to the new or future mother before and after the childbirth. There are several countries that offer paid maternity leave. In the United Kingdom, paid maternity leave is given for 40 weeks, 15 weeks in Canada, and 14 weeks in China.
There are only three countries that do not provide paid maternity leave. The United States is one of those three.
However, four states in the US and some private companies offer paid maternity leave. Is it enough in a country like America? Definitely, not and this often becomes the reason for mothers to quit their jobs. In a report, it had been found that 43% of women left their job during pregnancy.