This essay discusses several important issues that Shelina personally experienced as a Muslim woman who lives in Europe. Firstly, she refuses to obey the patriarchal cultural norms which seem to downgrade the status of women and make them look less powerful and educated than men. She eventually proves that the negative misrepresentations of Muslim women are wrong by being different while maintaining her Islamic identity. Besides, Shelina also counters the argument that hijab wearing women are oppressed by their fathers, brothers and husbands. To her, hijab symbolises liberation and she is persevered to wear hijab despite the warning given by her buxom aunties and the quizzical looks given to her following the 9/11 attack.
Nowadays, humans judge other humans by the way there features stand out. Whether they are overweight, average, underweight, not young enough, or too small or towering. Although the rights for women have changed drastically over the years, there are still women suffering out in the world. Some of my dreams for civil equality are no more discriminating on other people 's beliefs, the rights of women, and ending all discriminations for looks. Religion discrimination involves treating an individual adversely because of their religious beliefs.
For instance, Nicolae Ceauşescu was manipulated by his wife. We should not judge a book after its cover or after reading a paragraph. There are criminals and rapists who should be punished for their deeds, but not all men are that way. Moreover, this is a “big, fat” contradiction and this is why most women disagree with the idea that men are not so “worthy” as women. It goes against everything they have done until now because “feminism” means “equality of the sexes”.
The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that. Married women had very little rights compared to husband. One major human right violation was women 's lack of property rights.. Even if the property belonged to their family, once they were married that land became their husbands. In divorce and custody battles, mostly favored the husband.
These laws were to prohibit and limit a women’s rights due to the fact they are married to their spouse; an example of these laws was “denied... the facilities for obtaining a through education” (149) to clarify this quotation women weren’t allowed to receive an education due to being married. In the end she claims that the removal is necessary due to its unjust laws that oppresses women. She continues to claim that women should be treated equally just as American citizens; should be free and equal. To compare; both writers express their concerns and thoughts in their own writings but addresses towards different issues. In addition, they both use Pathos and Logos to convey
Once a woman marries, all of her property would go to her husband and she must live under his shadow. If there was a divorce, the children would go to the men, leaving the women with nothing. Men could have premarital sex but women had to be chaste, otherwise they would be seen as sinners. The most degrading thing was their employment. The reason why women could not live a single life was because there would be no way they could make a living.
In the 1970s, women in the United States demanded equality. Prior to that, women were considered to be less intelligent and far more expendable than their male counterparts. The Koran and its verses do not agree with that sentiment. Although often misconstrued as a religion that oppresses women, Ridley asserts that that has never been the case. Muslim women have had the rights women in United States “fought for in the 1970s” over “1,400 years ago.” In Islam, women “are considered equal to men in spirituality, education and worth.” Women in the Islamic religion are constantly portrayed as victims.
In the second part, I argued that Islam (the Qur’an and Sunnah) is not oppressive to women. Rather, their patriarchal traditional interpretations are oppressive, which were interpreted in terms of men 's vision and desire. These interpretations tended to endorse gender inequality and discrimination against women. Hence, re-interpretive approaches of the religious text from a female perspective are needed for conceptualizing and establishing new guidelines for traditional Islam. Therefore, I have advocated modern re-interpretive approach from females’ perspective, through engaging in ijthad, in order to challenge traditional interpretations of Islamic principles.
Lots of times we would consider T-ray the bad guy. It is very easy to point fingers at him and say he was the worst. But in these situations we never know the full story. The reason they got married is because she found out she was pregnant with T-ray’s daughter. These are very extreme situations that many times we do not want to be in.
Yousafzai states, “To ensure freedom and equality for women so that they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are being held back” (3). Yousafzai wants women to stop being held back so they can be as successful as men. She has to use civil disobedience to spread the message because so many people are against this message because so many people are narrow minded and she hopes to convince them. In addition, Martin Luther King Jr. was also fighting for a group of people by using civil disobedience.