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    The way of life all through the Middle East restrains the control that women have over their day to day lives. To begin, women have no rights in their marriage and separation. In the conservative areas, a women’s only way to fulfill her obligation to her family is marriage. During the marriage, the husband has authority over the wife as if she was his property (Beitler and Martinez 79). A woman goes from obeying her father to obeying her husband. Women 's main roles in the family were as mothers

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    Middle East Dbq

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    The Middle East has long struggled to show their women the rights and freedoms offered to most other women of the world. The struggle to gain equality amongst men has been unsuccessful as women today are still oppressed. They’re forced to cover the bodies and sometimes their faces, they can’t leave their homes without the company of a man, and they aren’t allowed to receive an education usually past middle school. These are just some of the things women are forced to deal with. Despite these restrictions

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    Women In The Middle East

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    INTRODUCTION Women in the Middle East are as diverse a group of individuals as will be found in any region of the world. However, they are often depicted in stereotypical, monolithic ways. What image comes to mind when you think of a woman in the Middle East? It is true that the majority of women in the region are Muslim and many wear hijab, or a headscarf, but this does not give us enough information about what they believe, their cultural practices, and the role they play in their home and community

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    The Crisis In several countries that form part of the middle east, renewable fresh water will barely cover human needs within two decades. The Middle East is a transcontinental region, made up of 18 countries, located in Western Asia, and partly in North Africa. The semi-arid climate makes part of the nations within the Middle East suffer from water shortage.Water scarcity is also influenced by the economic growth and the greater water demand from increasing population. This water scarcity makes

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    With nineteenth century coming to an end, the Middle East has come across both penetrating changes and continuity. The Middle East became the playground for the imperial powers of Britain and France and succeeded by both implicit and explicit control of Western powers leading to permanent consequences that trouble the region to this day. This period of fluidity: through the increase in women’s rights in the region and Pan-Arabism and paradoxically, continuity: through foreign intervention in the

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    George W. Bush’s statement regarding the conflict in the Middle East was accurate. Although Bush made this statement as an outsider he was correcting stating that the conflict has been continuing for too long considering it has been on going for over 100 years. Many Israeli and Palestinian citizens have been killed in during this time period of. Amongst those killed are soldiers as well as civilians and children. The people in the Middle East have lived in fear all this time as no one is safe from

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    When it comes to place like the Middle East where virginity and purity is valued, people are willing to do cruel things in the name of religion and their beliefs. Kristof and WuDunn (2009) stated, “of all the things that people do in the name of God, killing a girl because she doesn’t bleed on her wedding night is among the most cruel” (p. 81). Their beliefs are strong to the point that they can justify murder. As mentioned in Half the Sky (2009), people perform an honor killing which is when “a

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    However, in some countries, the male dominance over women is slowly reducing and even in some countries, the rights of women and men are equal. Women in the Middle East however, do not have the liberty to enjoy most of their rights, that is, their social, religious, cultural, economic and political rights are limited. In some parts of Middle East women do not have the right to go to school, some suffer sexual abuse and others even circumcised. This perception of women being inferior beings should end

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    Middle East Gender Roles

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    Who is She? Gender Roles in the ‘Arab World’ The Middle East. A region regularly considered as stagnant, uniform, and backwards, seems to be cemented between modernity and tradition, concepts commonly used as polar opposites in the linear theory of social change. Modernity, associated with concepts as change, progression, and growth, seems to be in contrast with tradition, comprising the static, the old and the authentic. As philosopher Marshall Berman states “To be modern is to find ourselves in

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    provides a basis for protecting various cultures and ways of life, however, in the Middle East, this way of life is not necessarily a choice, it is enforced, and so in excusing the issue on the grounds of cultural relativism is not appropriate. The ethic of cultural relativism derives from people being able to practice what they chose, aiming to prevent people from being forced to do so. The problem in the Middle East is not a matter of condemning the culture but more so allowing women the option to

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    of nationalism had already rooted itself in Europe, it wasn't embraced in the Middle East until imperialism of European powers and until the Ottoman government itself wanted to implement it as a means of defensive

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    nations like China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Kissinger was also President Richard Nixon 's side man and President Gerald Ford 's secretary of state. He was the first person to serve as both Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under President Nixon at the same time (“Henry A. Kissinger, People”).

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    proves a permanent truth that the more civilized the people are, the less inequality would be promoted. However, there was no one period in the past, even now, without inequality completely. The slavery issue in the West and the gender inequality in the East both brought unimaginable damage for not only the groups of people who were mistreated, but also the society which is supposed to be peaceful, fair and justice. In the modern century, for most countries around world it seemed that gender inequality

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    The Early Islamic Period

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    has an undeniable impact on shaping the Middle East. In the pre-Islamic age, Sassanid and Byzantine Empires were superior forces in the Middle East, which had their own political autonomy and civilization. However, the emergence of Islamic civilization, the superiority and impact of these two empires broke down, and the Middle East started to be reshaped and ruled by Arab-Muslims. The early Islamic era contributed significant alterations to the Middle East, including the religion of Islam, well-organized

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    Beowulf Film Analysis

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    The hero of the film was quite ambiguous at the beginning. At first it was suggested that maybe Raoul (charming, poetic, kind), the French writer would be the hero, when she suggested that Diana return to Europe with him and even tried to plead his case with Ahmed, which worked. However, in the end it is revealed that Ahmed is in fact the hero after he says that he is willing to let Raoul take Diana for her own safety despite the fact that he loved her and would live the rest of his life in loneliness

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    the article by Gregory Gause III “Is this the end of Sykes- Picot?” Gause highlights on the political instability and civil war in Syria and the continued social upheavals in Iraq, Gause relates these modern day international challenges to the faltering of artificial borders in the eastern Arab world, drawn by Britain and France after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Gause reveals in his article a question for the reader, regarding whether or not the borders of the far eastern Arab world are about

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    administration actually allowed the attacks to occur so that the U.S. could increase its presence in the Middle East to gain control of its resources. This controversy also sparks debate on the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report. The United States has been the main catalyst in destabilizing the middle eastern countries, yet this idea that the U.S. government had a large part in creating the chaos in the Middle East and supporting terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, is still widely dismissed and rejected, despite

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    diverse spectrum of characters that often overlap in their struggles during the era of mass society in the Middle East. Through Busayna and Taha, Al-Aswany demonstrates the struggle for economic success of its citizens. In Egypt, and the Middle East in

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    of weakened and vulnerable nation. The trading which occurred within the Middle East often offered several connections to Asia, with many routes allowing for the region to experience economic prosperity equal to that of Europe and Asia. The Middle East saw much in the way of conflict from the Mongols, where the system which was installed possessed many inherent flaws. Abu-Lughod cities with their

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    coming true in Under the Persimmon Tree. Children across the world, in the Middle East, are not as fortunate to be given the opportunity to fulfill a dream. But for Najmah, one of her dreams was education - which came true. The fictional portrayal of education in the text impacted Najmah 's life positively. Yet everyday, education can impact students ' lives daily by not getting one. In reality, education in the Middle East is extremely hard to obtain. It affects everyone because those who cannot

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