With my father being of Jordanian descent and mother being of Lebanese descent, I witnessed the same stronghold on women’s rights. However, I was lucky enough for my mother to teach me that a women’s rights and dreams don’t’ end at marriage. My mot... ... middle of paper ... ...ill be able to achieve my dreams as well regardless of what it takes. It has always been my mother’s wish to see me follow a similar path as her. My mother helped me become a good woman with family values and she influenced me to maintain a balance in life and persevere through hardships.
She would like to be a Registered Nurse serving her purpose at any hospital. Becoming a registered nurse has always been one of my mom 's goals in life, and now watching her go to school and complete that goal as a single mother shows me that anything is possible. In regard to her going back to school being thirty seven inspires me to have a passion. Although, I sometimes make the wrong decisions in life my mother has always stood by me and guided me to the right
Women’s New Role In coming to understand what it meant to be a girl I was affected by my era, women’s sports, and the place that I was raised, as much as the independent feminist spirit that my mom was exposed to and possessed. My mother’s mom raised her to believe and accept the traditional female role. My grandmother put emphasis on the women staying home and existing solely as a support system for the man. She found comfort and security knowing that it was the man’s burden to “bring home the bacon.” My mother, however; was influenced by the time and took it upon herself to take care of herself and make her own money. At a young age she along with many other women of her time wanted to rebel against the expected role and thus have a more fulfilling life.
Albanian women have the right to be safe in their homes and in the community , to be educated , to have control over their bodies and their lifes. Albanian tradition has always fought with distinction in gender roles and responsibilities of the position women in society. However it is clear to public opinion , you see the commitment of women as fundamental to support human dignity and respect for the unique challenges that women face daily. Empowering women , also has the ability to create countless other effects : to create a world with healthy, more educated , and less poverty . Empowering women educated for example makes it so they can exercise power in some form in their families and communities to build a civil society in the fight against poverty and to work for a world that is for all .
Relative to men, women go on living a life, without questioning why she is condemned to live in that situation. Due to this, during the first 18 years of my life I feld a strong impulse to control another person’s expression of individuality, especially controlling my sister and aunt. I am certain that is was not with a bad intention; however, I was acting just as my society by trying to impose my view of the world of them. Being surrounding be oppressive religious and social practices, I had a strong desire to know and be more that what society had already established for me. I think education is vital in life; therefore, we all should have a right to receive it.
Raised in Los Angeles, California by an immigrant single mother. My mother came to America at only nineteen year old. She came here to pursue the American Dream to a better life and better life for her future children. My first language was Spanish; it was the only language I have known since birth. My mother would go to adult school at nights to learn English, but as a single mother, she couldn’t keep up with so much responsibility.
As a child, she considered herself as an equal to her brothers and was their playmate in the biruni. Furthermore, her father “had long entertained the highly unorthodox notion that education made women better wives.” Therefore he ensured that all his daughters received the a proper education, similar to their brothers, by attending school six days a week and being tutored in mathematics, reading and poetry. This was in addition to their traditional female education which included household management, sewing and religion. Essentially, the purpose of educating women was to prepare them to be better wives. Yet this education caused Sattarah to think independently and to challenge traditional values.
In her book Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi described the struggle of growing up as a young girl in Iran, as well as the support given to her by her parents. They encouraged her to pursue education so that she was able to develop her own ideas. Similarly, Margaret Fuller’s father stressed the importance of education and he pushed her to study and pursue knowledge. As a result, both these women used literature to fight for the right to equal education promised by “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. Throughout her childhood Fuller’s father worked hard to educate her and make sure she studied.
I believe the presence of working women has strengthened our economic system, as Harris said “successful campaigns for the expansion of girls’ education and employment have coincided with a restructured global economy and a class/gender system that now relies heavily on young women’s labor” (6). It shocks me that women used to be expected to be a housewife and depend on their husband to provide for the family. However, just because women are more independent today does not mean they are radical feminists who cannot love, Weiss describes how women “should reject those relationships that demand or contribute to our subjugation… this does not mean…that we are not very loving” (12). Being independent is important but women still value all of the aspects of relationships and friendships, they are just now able to go and accomplish their goals without judgement. There have been so many discoveries and research done by women that have influenced modern day science that would not and could not have been done if women were not encouraged to be curious and seek higher education.
She would go on to be a lady's maid, governess, teacher, translator, and writer throughout her life. She longed to live an independent life, but struggled to earn a living wage with the jobs she had and the fact she lived in a world where women were to become obedient wives. Mary's sister, Eliza, was supposedly deranged from her difficult birth to her daughter and the abuse of her husband. So, Mary convinced Eliza to leave her husband and baby. The sisters would then start a school with Mary's beloved friend, Fanny Blood.