On the other hand, patriarchal norms and ideals that aimed to regulate women's behavior and bodies affected the Islam of men. Leila Ahmed's book offers a distinctive viewpoint on Islam and the ways in which gender and identity converge with religious practice overall. Ahmed illustrates the diversity of Islamic ideas and behaviors and refutes the idea that Islam is a single, homogeneous religion by contrasting Islam among women and men. The truthfulness of any interpretation of Islam is ultimately arbitrary and reliant on personal experiences and perceptions. We may,
This is a fight that is to be fought by all women around the world not limited to any particular or singular person or group, all women deserve justice. Likewise men are also victims of rape, not once does Jones adress this even as a possibility. This is typically thought to be a man's doing and never a women’s. It’s about decency and gender equality... for men who prey on and abuse and violate women (Jones). Not only does this address the lack of cultural presence in Jones’s article but the high level of assumption the author is presenting.
Her introduction is full of emotionally-charged phrases and carefully chosen adjectives that create a sympathetic image; “refugee camp”, “threatens girls”. The image she evokes of the challenges there are to be a female who wants better for themselves successfully introduce the argument and its seriousness. Her goal is to make the reader feel sympathy for these young girls. Also, some other words and phrases such as, “sixteen”, “courageous friend” (Yousafzai). These words and phrases emphasize the strong capability of females.
Former President Jimmy Carter gives readers a look into his fight for women’s equality in his early life, presidency, and involvement in the Elders Organization in his book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power. This book serves as an urgent message to all nations and religions regarding the inequality women face not only in developing nations, but in the United States and other first-world countries, where women confront different kinds of oppression and mistreatment that often go unnoticed and unaddressed. A major focus in this work is the struggle of women in African and Middle Eastern countries where male hierarchy is still deeply integrated into customs and society. He explains how the Carter Center has worked side-by-side with international leaders and human-rights activists to address issues such as honor killings, FGC (Female Genital Cutting) and HIV, and has made incredible progress in combating these concerns.
Hosseini portrays how this treatment of women was accepted in Afghani culture because men’s superiority was derived from tradition. He depicts a culture in Afghanistan where wives were seen as mere possessions, so their husbands found fault with them for the inconveniences they experienced. Hosseini demonstrates the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan through the multiple examples he provides where men laid blame with women for circumstances beyond the women’s control or for which were not solely to blame for, just as Nana had warned Mariam that they were prone to do. The first instance in which Nana’s statement rings true is when Nana found out for herself how easily women in Afghanistan could be held completely accountable for things that were not solely their responsibility.
Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo today still struggle to gain positions of equality and power. They are prevented by laws that demonstrate a subordinate position of women in the society. Although, there has been progress towards women gaining more legal rights after the war, such as the right to own property, and the right to have a role in their government. Still, there are laws that restrict women and are demanding such as, a married woman must have her husband's permission to open a bank account and accept a job. Laws such as these that are still in effect today dramatically affect the lives of women.
Moving on, another social issues talked about in this novel is about war and its effect on the lives of the citizens. For example, during the war women are told to stay inside their homes at all times… if [they] found guilty of adultery, [they] will be stoned to death’ (Hosseini 259). Clearly, it is unbelievable that women had to live through such conditions, which were basically in place to break people apart, especially women and children. Another example, how war affects the lives of people, more importantly Laila, is that “the streets became so unsafe that Babi did an unthinkable thing: He had Laila drop out of school” (Hosseini 190). This illustrates that not only is their a chance of someone being shot or killed, but their is a barricade formed on women’s freedom and happiness.
In the story, the women are oppressed by the society. This is narrated through the delivery of the main antagonist’s id, the gender inequality in enforcing laws and the marginalization of women. As a result of Rasheed’s id, Mariam and Laila are consistently physically and emotionally
For many, feminist movement is about giving women liberty, equal opportunity and control over their own destiny. C. ISLAMIC FEMINISM In many Muslim countries, the “f” word (feminism) has sparked tensions, conjuring images of domineering, family-hating woman; similar to other labels such as “Muslim” conjuring images of subjugated woman in the mind of the West. Although these stereotypes are true in a specific historical context, these may not be so when compared to a larger reality. Thus, this does not justify the hostility that follows.
Women throughout the world experience many forms of violence or inequality. This is present in abuse, female genital mutilation and child marriages. Violence against women is generally brushed aside in the western world as a third world problem. While it is more commonly an issue in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, it is still relevant in other countries. Many women in western culture still experience abuse and rape, and even a form of FGM (‘the husband stitch’).
Abstract women have been living very miserable lives throughout the history somewhere because of gender differences and somewhere base on lame excuses of religion. They do not have equal rights, freedom, opportunities as men and have been suffering gender-based violence perpetuated towards them in the male dominated society. Afghan women show great strength and resistance in the face of adverse circumstances. They have developed traumatic problems and in reaction to their problems, they have grown very resilience to the Afghan tradition and men harsh treatment. The research entitled “Trauma and Resistance of Afghan Women: A Critical Study of Khaled Hosseini’s Novel “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, was intended to critically analyze the novel to explore trauma and resistance of Afghan women.
Hosseini travelled back to Kabul after 30 years to interview Afghan women, and listens their heartbreaking life stories. Both Hosseini and Saib-e-Tabeizi believe in promoting women’s rights and putting an end to the cruelty women face in Afghanistan. Both authors believe strongly in the need to speak up and put an end to the second class status of women in Afghanistan. Hosseini’s novel acts as a kind of witness account to the hardship and agony associated with oppression and discrimination His goal is to focus on the needs of Afghan women and promote the change that is needed to transform their lives. The inequality of gender in social and culture causing women are suffering in a horrific mentally and physically violence every day while most of the countries they encourage and empower women’s rights.
Aubrey Rose A, Barangot English 27B Title Gender Equality: An Established Human Right Thesis Gender Equality and Stereotypes Inroduction The gender equality has been accepted and acknowledged as human rights’ principles since the adoption of charter of United Nations in 1945. Most of the international agreements such as ‘the Millennium Development Goals (2000)’ and ‘the World Conference on Human Rights (1993) have highlighted and stressed the grave need for nations to take appropriate actions against such discriminatory practices. To give clarity to this research, the researcher uses the following definitions: “Everyone has a fundamental right to live free of violence.
This idea seeks to ensure that the rights and interests of the female gender are upheld in situations of conflict and that they are not subjected to Gender based Violation in general and sexual violence in particular during any instance of humanitarian crisis. It also lays emphasis on the need to safeguard the interests of immigrant and refugee women in their different stages of displacement or women who are displaced internally. However, it is noteworthy to mention that ‘protection’ may not be understood similar to ‘security’, even though both concepts are closely associated with each other. This begins with the realization that women and men experience security differently and to use this realization to determine what women and girls need in order to safely participate in the society and subsequently, shift focus to
This highlights the importance of how these acts of cruelty Mariam and Laila faced; ‘fear of the goat, released in the tiger’s cage’ is what ultimately defines their inner feminist strength, ‘over the years/learned to harden’ which shows that Mariam and Laila’s past indirectly prepares them for The Taliban’s arrival. The Taliban take away the basic rights of Mariam and Laila ‘jewellery is forbidden’, but they fail to do so. Ironically, it is the society itself that gives them the strength and platform to strike back against Rasheed, who is a cruel, male-dominating character who symbolised and reinforced everything the term ‘anti-feminist’ stands