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Women's Rights Essay

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Women's Rights

The gender differences between men and women in society has been drastically reduced since the early thirties when, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' was first published. Through equal rights movements and generational education sexism and biases have been almost completely abolished. To deny some one of their human rights simply because of their gender is ignorance. Women and men should be treated equally depending on the type of person they are not on there gender.
Zora Hurston dealt with the sexism as well as the racism of the early twentieth century not only as a woman but also as an African American. She grew up in a time when racism was still very prominent in society. In the early thirties until the late
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"You sho loves to tell me whut to do, but Ah can't tell you nothn' Ah see!" "Dat's cause you need telln'," he rejoined hotly.
"It would be pitiful if Ah didn't. Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chickens and cows. I god, they sho don't think none theirselve's." (Pg. 71)
In the 1930's it was common for a husband to speak at or down to his wife. It was unheard of for a wife to back talk to her husband, if she did, she was most likely to be beat. This is unfair and wrong. A woman, especially a mans wife should be treated with the utmost respect, especially by her husband. A marriage should be equal and fair; a husband should not be controlling and abusive. Jody, Janie's husband was insecure with himself and as Janie got older he took it out on her. Jody had always been a handsome man, and when he was old you could tell that time had worn on him. To compliment physically beating
Janie he also found it easy to verbally humiliate and abuse her. When she would back talk him, or even speak for that matter, he would become violent. "I god amighty! A woman stay round uh store till she get old as Methusalem and still can't cut a little thing like a plug of tobacco! Don't stand dere rolln' yo' pop eyes at me wid yo' rump hangn' nearly to yo' knees!" " Tain't no use in gettn' all mad, Janie, 'cause Ah mention you ain't no young gal no
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