The push for equal right by feminists materialized in two accords: legally and socially. Legally, feminists pushed for equal legal status for both men and women. Social women liberation was a sexual revolution where women challenged the idea that while men could go around participating in sexual activities, they were to remain chaste. Today, it is the former that is popular, with women activist groups fighting for more opportunities for women. Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s.
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.
With the latter two categories not in favour of equality then the only remaining category, if you are in favour of equality, is feminism. Misandrist feminist beliefs have negative ideas that men should suffer for their past suppression of women. This deters many people from labeling themselves as feminists. Sandra Kim addresses this in her article “How Most Things You Know About Feminists Are Vicious Conservative Lies”: Misrepresentations of feminism are so powerful that many progressives and liberals today don’t necessarily want to self-identify as a feminist even when they believe in what feminism stands for. They don’t want women or anyone else to be abused, raped, exploited and discriminated against.
It can be concluded that sex and gender differences is important to show where the God-given and construct society. God-given is the provision of equality of women and men. While people shape gender inequality pose for one person. This causes the system of power in which the privileged men over women. Feminism is a wave of criticism as a new theory.
Feminism Women’s rights are like waves both revealing and hiding some truths. Feminism means to remove any inequality that is between sexes. It also means that I believe in equal rights and equal pay for women. Feminism also is a social movement that deals with political views of a feminist. It’s not one gender having power over the other, and that men have a birth right to be the dominant gender.
In the novel ‘Boy Overboard’ written by Morris Gleitzman, female characters were disadvantaged by the oppression. Females suffer from sexual abuses, prostitution, child labor, rape and struggle to win attention and voice from the society. In the time period of the domination of the Taliban, female's voice and rights start to diminish. They had to start covering themselves with long layers of garment and be more aware of their surrounding community as that they might harm them. With the disturbs of the taliban which is an islamic fundamentalist group that is still ruling parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries around, it makes it hard for a women to have freedom.
Female genital mutilation is still practiced worldwide due to customs and tradition among various ethnic groups. The procedure is considered to be medically detrimental to the physical and mental health of women and girls, and is considered by many as oppression of women. The practice has to be stopped. Recognition of the fetus as a 'patient' has a potential effect on women's right for autonomy; they have no legal obligation to undergo invasive procedures and to risk their health for the sake of their fetuses. The woman carries ethical obligations toward her fetus.
This discrimination against sex is called sexist and America itself has embodied the definition of sexism through the unrealistic idea of women on TV, the pay gap, and the fact that there are very few women involved with politics. There is no voice for women being heard in these aspects and there must be a voice for women. As being a feminist, I find that it is completely sad that America is still holding up those stereotypes and is not finding ways to develop better quality between men and women, along with establishing a greater body of support for men and women. The media needs to change its stereotypical and sexist views of women to develop equality between the two and to see women not as the sex symbol but as the one who is powerful.
It has become unsafe for any women to walk down the busiest streets of Egypt. Frustration and violence are the result of sexual desire being kept underground by a controlling society that shows little regard for women’s rights. Until this rout is addressed, women will continue to see their freedoms and rights shattered. Egyptian women need a double revolution, one against the corrupted government of Egypt, and another against the wrong misinterpretation of culture and religion that ruins women’s lives. The poor representation pf women leads to the absence of women’s issues from the priorities of the local council, and increases the poor services provided to them.
One of these is because abortion transgresses the father’s rights. For obvious reasons, abortion is often described as a woman’s issue, and is largely associated with the rights of only the fetus and the mother. This is because only women undergo the procedure. Opponents say that without a say in abortion decisions, men are essentially forced into or out of fatherhood regardless of if they want to become a father or not.
After Roe v. Wade in 1973 people became more aware of abortions in a general term. At the time only therapeutic abortions were allowed, but after Roe v. Wade elective abortions were no longer against the law. Although elective abortions were now legal there were still certain restrictions. The biggest restriction was what time frame a woman could have an abortion. This time frame was determined using the stages of pregnancy based on religion and science.
Women in early mid-1800s started to fight for equal rights more than ever. Since American males have been granted more rights since the American independence, women started to question the reasons behind why they are not getting the same rights as men. This started a generations of women fighting for their equal rights. From the arguments presented by first wave feminists for women’s right and the evidence against inclusion by their detractors, the first wave feminists for women’s right had a better convincing argument because they did not over exaggerate their arguments and evidence to the arguments that they made.
Rachel Roth begins this article by examining the historical components of reproductive rights and fetal rights in this country. She then explains that the history of the two have created the now issue that women face in around the topic of abortion. She explains that the long struggles of abortion have led to fetal rights. “This idea has served to punish women in nontraditional behavior than to protect their children, while reinforcing the idea that women’s bodies are and should be public property” (Roth, 322). Meaning, the concept of fetal rights has begun to take its own course of action, which in the process has decreased the rights of the woman.