The Mc Martin Trials Mass hysteria has been known to influence people’s behavior throughout history. There are many known cases in the world; for instance, there is the infamous Salem Witch trials, a mass delusion that killed over 40 people in 1692. It is believed to have such power that it can pilot entire nations. One of the best known cases in mass delusions in the past decades in the United States happened in the small town of Manhattan Beach in California in 1983. Virginia Mc Martin, founder of the Mc Martin preschool, jointly with her family and staff were accused of child molestation, sodomy and satanic ritual abuse toward their students.
Women’s Rights of History Women 's studies women 's-rights struggles. Furthermore, it studies Women 's Rights leaders, and the winning of suffrage. The limits that this places on the history of women is that Women 's right’s has been a major focus, and as Lerner states “ it cannot and should not be its central concern”. Focusing on one aspect of history will make light of the other events that contribute to the history of women that are just as important, which why another type of history is needed. What is "women 's sphere" history of women, and what are its limits or shortcomings?
Throughout American history, women have requested and demanded to achieve recognition for having the same legitimacy as men. Naturally born rights, such as access to equal education, and the right to speak out in public were denied to females. Perhaps, the most powerful right they were denied was the right to vote. Though women were considered inferior and given limited roles in society, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Carry Nation played a crucial role in the movement for women’s rights. Women did not achieve this right immediately, but that did not stop them from fighting.
Indeed human rights have failed to achieve its goals in many countries around the globe due to economical and political diversities. According to Himalayan Foundation, 20,000 Nepali girls are enslaved. The recent Rohingya refugee crisis and genocide by Burma has questioned human rights defenders. WHO reports say that around 125 million girls and women were victimized of Female Genital Mutilation in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Surprisingly more than 2000 victims of FGM have received treatment at London Hospitals in last three years, reported by Martin Bentham in ‘London Evening Standard’, 2013.
One of the most infamous political events that happen in Central Park, was the controversial court case regarding the Central Park Five. The Central Park Five, represents the five colored teenagers convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park during 1989. New York City in the 1980s was a period of time that was racially charge with violence. The levels of uneasiness between New Yorkers maximized after this incident. Headlines during that time period called these teenagers “ Wildings and Wolves”(Duru,2004).
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s contribution to this cause was monumental to the start of this movement. They, along with plenty of other women and rights activists, fought for equality for women in society. Not having the right to vote made women feel as if their opinions and political views were trivial and not equal to those of men. However, men felt as if women were too emotional, less educated, and were unable to evaluate political issues that did not pertain to a group consisting of mostly stay at home mothers. Obviously, as history has now demonstrated, exactly the opposite is true.
It happens that girls are discouraged from entering certain fields of study with claims that they should make more feminine choices. In many parts of the world this discrimination prevents girls from for filling their academic ambitions and therefore eventually grow up to feel inferior to the men that were able to fulfill their ambitions and become more successful later on. There are several overlaps of the different understandings of what feminism actually is, one main idea that many need to cancel out is the belief that feminism is an anti-make movement. In fact, feminism targets the equality of society as a whole, it addresses the equality of both males and females so that we live in a more peaceful and civilized manner. By General definition, feminism is a philosophy that values women and their contributions to society, and well as giving these contributions the importance which they truly deserve.
Women fighting for their equality in society is still an issue in the western and non-western countries. This paper will explore women’s rights such as their employment and health rights in India and Canada as they are still very controversial issues today. India is known as a country with a patriarchal system, where inequality and gender issues of women are more frequently seen as opposed to Canada. Canada is known as a country with various types of people from several ethnic backgrounds and where equality is most commonly seen with a very few exceptions. “Urban India still faces the issue of women’s employment and reproductive rights, however, there are resources such as the ‘Action Aid’s Young Urban Women’ program to help support these poor
Gender Discrimination in the Technology Industry Approximately 42 percent of women in the United States of America say they have experienced gender discrimination (Parker, Funk). Gender discrimination is illegal in the United States of America, however, in the technology industry in the United States of America, it is an enormous problem. Women in positions from computer programming to technical chief of staff in the technology industry are experiencing gender discrimination. According to the survey done by The Elephant in the Valley, “88 percent have experienced clients/colleagues address questions to male peers that should have been addressed to them” (“The Elephant in the Valley”). There have been recent lawsuits against technology giants such as Kleiner Perkins, Telsa, Uber, and Google regarding gender discrimination (Kolhatkar).
. Women are currently at a disadvantaged with respect to rights, compared with men such as respect and such conditions According to dictionary.com Feminism can be defined as a doctrine or movement that advocates equal rights for women. Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and targets the end of sexism in all forms. However, there are many different kinds of feminism such as radical feminism, socialist feminism, cultural feminism, and liberal feminism. In today society Feminists ought to disagree about what sexism consists in, and what exactly to be done about it.