Since The Beginning Of Time, There Was Always An Imbalance

1279 WordsMay 17, 20176 Pages
Since the beginning of time, there was always an imbalance between the power of a man and a woman. In a stereotypical society, women would be the ones who were not recognized for not putting in as much work as men do. The reason for this was because it was always the men who went out to work and women who stayed home all day. In other words, women did and still do not share the same equal rights as men. More specifically, why men get paid more than women do, even when working similar jobs. In some cases, women don’t get hired for certain jobs because some employers underestimate women and their ability to finesse Oppression can be defined as “the inequitable use of authority, law, or physical force to prevent others from being free or…show more content…
Muslim women wear scarves to convey their modesty, to control the sexual desire of a man. Others would argue that men should be able to control their sexuality around a woman. In religions and cultures, they often treat women as property. As stated in the article “Oppression and Women’s History,” “the punishment for rape in some cultures is that the rapist’s wife is given over to the rape victim’s husband or father to rape as he wishes, as revenge.” This conveys that women in different areas of the world don’t even have freedom. Men govern the society and decide the laws, despite the reasons that it is against their free will. Women are also punished more harshly than men are because they are expected to obey the living norms within that place. This conveys that a woman’s value is less of a man’s. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles developed theories based off political and economic observations. The origins of Marxism were crated off of the analysis of the “theory of alienation, labor theory of value and materialist conception history,” (Ollman). His view on women’s oppression was through the capitalist perspective. One of his arguments consisted of “The accumulation of surplus and private property”, “that this powerful section was almost entirely men,” (Richards & Saba). What Marx tries to explain here is that the oppression rose when females lost the right to own
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