Similarly, Terri Kanefield shows the great inequality in black and white schools in “Imagine This Was Your School.” Along with with Barbara Johns, other students campaigned for desegregation. In Lewis’s article, Malala was a fifteen year old girl and at the time faced a deadly fear. Her home town was under the control of the Taliban. The group demanded the
Antigone feels that it is the right thing to do because, in her religion, if someone is not given the proper burial ceremony, they will not go to heaven. By burying her brother, Antigone is breaking the law. However, she is doing it because she believes it is the right thing regarding her religion. Similar to Antigone, students have been protesting their school’s dress code. In the article “Students Protest Growing Over Gender-Equal Dress Codes”, Rose Lynn, a student in Oklahoma, decided to wear something she knew would go against dress code.
A heroine is “a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Dictionary.com). Minerva was the first sister to get involved in the revolution, which made her a leader. She is willing to fight with everything she has,even if it brings danger itto her life. Mate is a sister that admired Minerva a lot. When Mate finds out that Minerva is sneaking out to secret meeting she asks her why she would do that.
Marisela was becoming a great influence/ idol around the word because she was fighting for her daughter, for her, and feminism. One day Marisela was protesting in front of the government municipal and had asked them if they can give her protection and they denied it. So when I got late a person approaches Marisela and her brother, they try to run away and the person ends up killing
Many activists get in danger because of the cause their supporting. That can lead to physical or mental violence. For example in Pakistan a 12 year old girl named Malala Yousafzai fought for girls education, said guardian.com. A bad group of people in pakistan called the Taliban, were closing the schools for girls and Malala wanted to stop that. Also the Taliban slaughtered 2-3 people a night Because she was speaking out so much she started to get targeted by the Taliban.
Not only has Yousafzai lived through these things but there is proven historical evidence to support her claims. Malala Yousafzai lived in fear because of the terrorists that threaten her country but now she fights for youths. Yousafzai believes that all youths should have educations which she addresses in her speech. Yousafzai also believes that giving education to youths will fight against terrorists. Yousafzai fights for women and children’s rights and throughout her speech she discourses this.
This seven-year-old girl took a big chance that she would be returned to her mother, finding an unwelcome beating like in the past, but it was worth it. When her mother came to retrieve the young girl from the school house, the local police followed the orders of the Dictator and jailed her mother, enabling the young girl to receive her education. The courage from getting herself sick, confiding in the teacher, and jailing her own mother showed the author something he will never
“How I Came to Love the Veil,” by Yvonne Ridley, attempts to expose the common, yet unjust beliefs that afflict Muslim women. They are refused service, mistaken for terrorists and even verbally abused on a daily basis. Ridley, herself, viewed Muslim women as weak and oppressed. Her point-of-view began to change as her knowledge of Islam began to grow. After being taken captive by the Taliban in 2001, Ridley was released after promising her captors she would read the Koran.
Who was Ruby Bridges you may be wondering. Well today I will take you on a journey of what she went through when she went to an all-white school. She endured treacherous names and torture from her classmates. Even though she was called horrible names and even harassed she, still chose to go to school. Her dad did not like this and refused to let Ruby go to school but Ruby's mom talked him in to letting her go to school.
While some people continue to hold onto discriminatory values and remain uneducated in important topics, it is necessary for governments to make ending gender inequality a priority, especially in these middle eastern countries where radical religious groups like the Taliban force their restricting values on others and male guardianship strips women of the freedom of being in charge of their own lives. It is essential for governments to continue the fight against the Taliban and other extremist groups that are preying on women. The attack on women’s rights began immediately after the group took control when “the Taliban closed the women’s university and forced nearly all women to quit their jobs” (“Report on the Taliban’s”). Before the rise of the Taliban in 1994, Afghanistan was making steady progress towards equality. Women could vote by 1920, gendered separation was abolished in the 1950s, and in the