When a colonial women got married the legal existence is suspended, which means a husband can owned whatever belonged to them. Married women could not buy property, make a contract, sue or be sued in court, and especially could not make a will without the consent of her
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. In fact, the term Islamic feminism becomes a global phenomenon during 1990s and is a contrast to secular
Women were viewed as inferior in both societies. Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women defined the role of women in Han China with dictated customs and traditions. Confucius stated that a women was submitted to the will of a man all her life. Women didn’t own property nor were they educated. The Gupta Empire also believed that women were subject to a man for their entire lives.
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.
This shows the absurdity that lies in blaming one gender of the equation since it requires male and female to create new life. However, it was very common to engage in premarital sex and when no charges were made, some people married out of wedlock. From then on, women were sought out to only raise children and their capabilities were limited to do housework. Besides physical strength, the main difference between a man and woman’s genetic makeup is the ability for women to be pregnant which doesn’t correlate to one’s intelligence. In early American life, married women were basically subjected to their husbands with no rights to own land, any amount of income they would make, would be given to their husbands.
How has the woman’s status changed before and after Islam? Introduction A significant difference can be seen regarding the status of woman before and after Islam. Many old cultures and societies disqualified woman from her rights and preferred to give it only to men. On the other hand Islam forbids gender inequality and gave the woman her full rights in different aspects in life. Woman had really suffered before Islam, but Islam came to honor her and give her full rights and appreciation.
The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to. Another evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “...You are not able to think like we can. Western doctors and their science have proven this, This is why we require only one male witness but two female ones” ” (p.390). This proves how
One more point got my attention that is gender roles it is an issue and it is obvious in The Gambian culture. When opinions were asked about health center only the men were talking and given opinion, but there were no women to talk or to have opinion and also health committee are built on men there was no women in the committee. In some societies women are always ignored and their opinion or even being is not valuable. As a result, women don’t have self-confidence to give their opinion in front of other people or men is some cultures like The Gambian culture. I believe women contribution is very important for the sake of their families and the community because as I understand from the article women use the center most with their children
Any woman that was married during this time did not have a separate identity, only the identity of her husband. Women also had no control on whether or not she could or could not conceive a child. Any kind of contraception was illegal. They also “had no right to own a property of her own, or have a career” (Evans) in any other than being a housewife. “Women could not vote, serve on juries, or hold public office.” (Evans) “The fourteenth amendment guarantees equal protection under law” (Evans), women were not identified as a person, so they were not covered under this protection.
Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed. Injustice violence and inequality becomes the law. Women are not treated equally. Men treat women like trash or just like a doll or a servant. Men think that women are useful only to bear children, cook and clean.