Throughout Ancient History, there is a trend where women are inferior to men. Even to this day, in some communities, men are superior to women. Women’s rights have been a popular topic of conversation today. People all around the world are striving to bring equal rights to the genders. Gender equality is where men and women are represented equally. It doesn't mean that both genders are the same but rather the same value; thus both genders should be given equal treatment. In the fight for equal rights, many feminists have pointed to the Middle Ages as an example of where men are superior to women, and that women had virtually no rights. However, during the Middle Ages with the development of individualism, women had a considerate amount of rights similar to their male counterparts. The most significant development in gender equality in Western Civilization before 1350 C.E., was the development of individualism in the Middle Ages.
Women’s rights in America in late 1800’s women’s right to vote women in medicine and the equal rights for women are the 3 main points that were big in the 1800’s.
Historically women have not been provided equal opportunities in competitive and collegiate sports. In the late 1800’s, social perception was that females were weak and although they were admired by men, they were treated like objects (Lumpkin, 2013). Competitive and collegiate sports were dominated by males, with little opportunity for women to participate. Females eagerly wanted to participate, however sports were perceived inappropriate which would put their femininity in question and put their health at risk (Lumpkin, 2013). Women faced many challenges along the way, but gradually they begin to fight for their rights of gender equality and women’s rights in sports and started participating in collegiate sports.
“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.” On September 5, 1995, 180 countries came together in Beijing China to hear first lady Hillary Clinton 's speech about women 's rights. This speech was the United Nations Fourth World Conference of Women. The target audience for this speech is governments and other organizations that can help meet the goal of making women 's rights human rights. She addressed problems that every single country faced concerning the liberties of women, and why it was important that they receive these freedoms. The speech was courageous and considered path breaking too many in its demand for action. “The great challenge of this conference is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go unnoticed, whose words go unheard.” Hillary Clinton has become famous for the statement: “Women’s rights are human rights.” She is known as one of the greatest women of our time, combining intelligence, compassion and bravery.
Menstruation is also another form in which women are ‘Polluting’. Within Catholicism, women are still unable to be ordained. Women’s presence may also distract men from their more important roles involving worship. Turner points out that in order to carry out priestly duties properly there must be a degree of policing the body and the presence of a woman there makes it more difficult. This demonstrates that religion gives a negative image of women.
1. African women worked indoors doing house chores and cooking. The author describes that the women would rather work outside in the field because they were under constant observations by the Master’s wife. Many African slaves were raped by their masters and as a result they had biracial babies. Many masters sexually abused their slaves in order to have more slaves in their plantation. Due to the unfair abused towards slave women, white mistresses had resentment towards the slave girls and believed the slave girls were the ones seducing their husbands into bed. Some of the biracial children can pass off as white or they were very light skinned so they would be sold at “fancy” auctions for a hefty price, therefore it was common for black families to be separated.
Although women have gained many more rights, they still are not equal to men. Women had to fight to get a fraction of the rights men were granted. In 2017, women still do not have control over their own lives and bodies.
From the beginning time the woman has just as many rights the man has. At the first creation the male and the female were equal and they share the same name. Genesis chapter five verse 2, and God called their name Adam. It’s the lack and the inability that a man can’t accept woman to be equal to a man. I know many women that are the bread winners of their family. In America with the divorce rate at 53% women are raising these children with the help of State and Federal in some cases. Where are most of the fathers? There were women have been a part of the war effort since the Revolutionary War, but in the early days of our nation they had to cloak themselves in disguise to serve alongside men. In my opinion women are allow to fight on the battlefield along with men, but not have the same rights as men do. There are three major subjects I would like to discuss where women are being mistreated.
Women are not a minority anymore and yet they earn less than men. In the United States, a woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The situation gets worse by the race of the woman, for example, an African-American woman gets 64 cents and a Hispanic one 54 cents for every dollar a white man does. Although salary equality for women is a subject that is a hot topic for years, in general females tempt to find a male partner who earns more money than them. To women is more important to find a partner who earns more money than them, as men like it to be the same way. If there were no salary gap between genders, half of the percentage of women would be unable to find the significant other. In order for a woman to increase their economic
Although the issue of women’s rights has attracted international recognition and support, women still face many inequalities and barriers. Gender-based violence and economic discrimination are problems in many parts of the world.
There came a time in the United States where the so called Equal rights amendment has been ratified. Where women were recognized as housewives, defining them as what women are suppose to do and nothing else. Although these women wanted more in life such as freedom to do what they want just like men do everyday. If the men were able to work,vote, speak, and do as they please then why couldn't women do the same? If everyone had equal rights. Women aren't to be defined as what their identity is or what race they are nor the capabilities and responsibilities they are capable of doing.I strongly agree with these women of wanting to be equal with man because if it wasn't for the woman's right movement, our society today wouldn't allow women to work, teach, play a sport. Basically do a man’s job. Additionally having the woman as housewives because that's what the society and men thought of women, being at home to care for the kids and household. That is why we thank the women's rights movement in our past history that started in 1848. Due to that more girls and women have come to think of themselves as the equals of men. Which has transformed our lives in many ways. For example such as equal pay work as well as even being in the workforce,in general. The opportunities that weren't open for them that are now open as possessing more in terms of options and opportunities.It’s done a great impact because women get to educate themselves to become something they want to be such as a
rights as men, but there are some countries, which inequality between gender is a much more
Women have always been treated as second class citizens in the United States, they have battled for equal treatment and equal rights. Although women have more rights than they used to, there is still much progress to be made. There is a clear discrimination against women to this day; there’s a disadvantage when it comes to the workplace, they get paid less than men and are less likely to have authority positions. To self-identify as a feminist is very stigmatized, it has been difficult to move away from the negative connotations the term has. Feminists are made out to be men-hating lesbians, however, feminism is about equal treatment and even men can self-identify as such. As a woman of color I identify with Bell Hooks, FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYBODY Passionate Politics. Women of color needed feminism that was more inclusive and that advocated for the rights of ALL women, and not just white women. Women are objectified and are a reflection of a patriarchal society.
Women are perceived as people who cannot make final decisions, this has been a common norm since early ages. Biblically they should be submissive to their respective husbands and as part of the segregation they were restricted to get certain qualifications or be in power.
Thomas Payne lived roughly two hundred and twenty-four years ago, and to be honest, his words semi match up with today’s day and age. In contrary belief I also believe that they don’t. America today is diverse and human-like, and like all humans it has it’s good days and its’ bad days. On Monday, there are thousands of people helping the poor, then on Thursday there are thousands bad-mouthing them. On Tuesday, millions are happy with the justness of the government, then on Wednesday we feel feel insecure and cannot trust our governing people.On Saturday we enjoy nice and peaceful days with our families and friends, then on Sunday we are up in arms rioting for