With the insult the men of Afghanistan face being a simple education for their very own daughters, it is quite clear that women are degraded within society and treated as lesser human beings. The thought of denying one a right as simple as an education is what is really holding the society of Afghanistan back and blatantly exposes women's unequal rights. With these rights being
Given the oppressive rule of the Taliban, how could women survive without men in their family? The book The Other Side of the Sky by Farah Ahmedi and Tamim Ansary, answers that question by the journey of Farah and her mother. Their journey goes from Afghanistan all the way to America. On this trip, Farah and her mom face many hardships, including their physical injuries and losing their family. In Afghanistan and Pakistan women lacked various rights under Taliban rule that limited their freedoms, but conditions have improved since the Taliban relinquished their power, which shows that given the opportunity women can become independent.
I agree with her on many of the key points that she notes in the essay. One of which included diversity being an important aspect of higher education. In my opinion, diversity allows for students to understand other cultures and gain further insight as to how some cultures may differ. Particularly, it is very important to understand why certain people behave a certain way. For example, why do certain Muslim females not look males in the eyes?
Every woman has her own responsibilities in society in which men are still considered the strongest. Although women’s lifes are more difficult than men’s life. A woman has to take care of her work, her personal life, her kids, and her husband. On the other side, men have to work and pay bills. In addition, men don 't have to cook, clean and be responsible for kids.
In the article, Ehrenreich has included her personal experiences to ensure the reader that she isn’t just going on about the topic based on other people’s point of view but also through her background knowledge. Barbara’s experiences having worked different entry-level jobs, while trying to complete her book effectively explain as to why poor single mothers stick to their kind of jobs such as a waitress, and/or hotel housekeeping; and why they don’t really have a way to progress or transition into a higher-level job or to a well-paying job. Another example used by the author was the label that the poor single mothers had received, a key link to “the cycle of poverty” and that by sitting home and getting welfare, the women aren’t doing anyone any good. She also clarifies that poverty is a shortage of money rather than a character failing to prove that poverty isn’t intentional rather more fated. Nobody wants to be poor but at times it’s the circumstances that leave us in poverty such as the Great Recession.
The scenes of poverty were inescapable, evident on the faces of adults and children. It was extremely important to me to interact with the children as I would my sister or friend. To me they were not destitute kids; they were just kids, like
Many women are often victims suffering from physical abuse and political injustices. Society portrays them as submissive and silenced. Even though now women are able to join the workforce, they are still getting paid less than men. Despite America’s status as a civilized country, the degradation persists in too
Females used the opportunity of World War II, valuing rosie the riveter, to escape the trapping gender role of a stay at home wife. Ever since then, they have taken every single opportunity they could to improve their well being. One major aspect of this was their will to pursue education. There are more females than males enrolled in college today than there were back in the day. In Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais article “Race?
Society believes those living in poverty are often perceived as lazy, not hardworking or uneducated. Which is often not the case, but rather these families are doing everything in their power to meet daily needs. For instance, my home point of view during my childhood and adolescent years were surrounded by women whom are all educated, and exemplified great independence, strength and work ethic. The woman that was most influential in my upbringing is my mother. My father was absent in my childhood.
Changes, occurring in the 1920’s and continuing into the 20th Century have been significant in the lives of women. However, today, women are still treated unequally with men still being considered the dominant gender. Women were considered as being naturally weaker than men. Since early times, women have been the strength in the home and family. Connecting those periods from the early, nineteenth century into the 20th Century, life for women have changed in so many ways.
As women, centuries ago, they have always been expected to do a certain things throughout their lives, such as being around their children the majority of the time or maybe just maintain the house. For all this time, society established a sort of misplaced control over their lives. Recently, however, this has changed; a new generation of society was born which started to accept women for who they are. Many women fought for their rights as well as a change of living for not just themselves but for everyone. Now, as a new dawn breaks, women can be seen in the seats of power and responsibility which they were wrongfully denied for generations.
It is proven that gender does contribute to a difference in wages in society and there for another cause of wealth inequality. The U.N. has found that gender discrimination is still a significant factor in holding many women and children around the world in poverty. In many countries, there is a gender income gap in the labor market. For example, in America, statistics show that “The median full-time salary for women is 78 percent of that of men”; despite the fact women make up half the workforce. One of the reasons women earn less income/money in their lifetime is usually because they are single mums and/or have more people/family to support on their