Bonsoir, j'ai un oral d'anglais type bac à préparer pour la rentrée, sur la notion "Idea of progress".
Est-ce que globalement j'ai respecté ce qu'il faut? Est-ce que ma problématique est correcte? Merci d'avance. :)
Today I’m going to speak about the notion of the idea of progress which is a process of
improving or developping nearer to achieving something. There are several
areas : we have scientific progress, environmental progress, or social
progress. I’m going to talk about social progress and be focused on the women’s
Is it that there has been real progress in women's rights since the XIXthCentury ?
First, I’m going to talk about the development of women’s rights in the XIXth Century and in a 2nd part, I will explain the limits of their rights
In the XIXth Century , the woman was seen as inferior as the man. In fact men had the power over them, they were not treated on a equal footing, for instance when it’s about their wage. As we have studied in class, in the extract from Made in Dagenham, Mrs O’Grady and her co-workers are fighting for an equal pay between men and women. But since the beginning of the nineties, women’s salaries approach those of men little by little. Thanks to the Matrimonial Property Act, contraception, abortion and divorce became possible since
1968. We can noticed that abortion became possible in France in 1975 thanks to
a woman, Simone Veil. And in many countries, women have the right vote since the XXth Century.
However, this progress has limits : there is always the the glass ceiling. This last is a kind of discriminatory barrier that prevents women from rising to positions of power, it exists few bosses who are women. I can add that there are many jobs which are less readily available because considered as « man’s job » like in medicine or business. Moreover, if wecan speak about progress in occidental countries, what about women’s rights in Arabic peninsula for instance ? In many families, girls are considered as
houseworkers and can’t go to school and learn like boys. Through many facts, from the XIXth Century to nowadays, the evolution of people’s mentalities helps to the evolution of the laws and finally to the women’s rights. Even the full equality does not exist yet everywhere, women’s rights has evolved. We can quote Barack Obama « Today woman still made only 77cents to every man’s dollar, and the pay gap is even wilder for woman of colour » So we can linked this notion to Myths and Heroes, for instance Rosa Parks was an American Black woman who was fighting against racism.