Women's Role In Society

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Historians have described about women’s duties in the ancient societies such as being mothers, cooking, taking care of their children and husbands, and any outside job such as, nursing, sewing and teaching. By progressing technology and the thoughts of today’s society in some developed countries and some countries, which are developing, the women’s position and their duties have become very important. However, still in some countries the women’s position in society is below of the men’s position. In such societies, their cultures and customs are obstacles to let women progress and get the same rights as men have. Nowadays, women have more ability in developing society. According to Mary Wollstonecraft in her article “Of the Pernicious Effects…show more content…
Eileen Hunt Botting and Sarah L. Houser describes about the woman 's ability in politics, “women were not only able to act in the political realm under conditions of necessity, but also that they had a positive obligation to do so. Her Observations recounted at great length the “frequent instances of women [who], when called in providence to trial, have made as great exertions as men”” (qtd in “Drawing the Line…” 274). The women like (Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany; Condoleezza Rice, an American political scientist and diplomat; Hillary Clinton, a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator) are all kinds of women, whose their strong political ideas have had an important role in administration inside and outside of their countries. Unfortunately, many of the third world societies do not give any importance to the role of women in political affairs. However, there are some active women in politics, but, they are just formalities, or something happens that do not let them to continue their activities. Malaleh Yusefian is one of those women, who got a Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of those obstacles such as masculinity and sexual discrimination in Afghanistan, she did not disappoint, and due to studying and getting an education was going to be…show more content…
David L. Richards and Ronald Gelleny describe about women’s role in developing economy, “Employment in MNCs (multinational corporations) comprises a growing proportion of women’s work in developing countries due to the primacy placed on export-oriented growth” (858). With growing and globalization of the economy, the need for labor raises up, and women can get opportunity to work outside of their home. In some undeveloped and less developed countries, these opportunities are so low for women, and still they are counted as second-class citizenships. As (Blackden and Canagarajah 2003; Cagatay 2003; Pearson 2003; Gray et al. 2006), point out, “Critics reject the claim that MNC investment provides economic benefits to women, and point to Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, where little benefit to women has been shown from market liberalization policies”(qtd in “Women’s Status and Economic Globalization” 861). That implies, women in third world countries due to having less right to get benefits, and barriers such as masculinity, which dominated for centuries over them, have made the multinational corporations do not give importance to their
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