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Gender equity ensures fairness for both men and women on the idea of giving a person everything they need to be successful, helping them start on a level playing field with no bias working against them. The purpose of equity is to ensure certain oppressed groups have access to to means or methods that create the same job or opportunity, even if that means the resources used are different. Historically, women have been excluded or disadvantaged with decision-making and access to economic and social resources as is seen with laws regarding women's suffrage and politics surrounding bodily autonomy. Women have been denied access to higher education and high-paying jobs due to gender and the cause of gender equity is still a goal that many work towards today.