An example is if a women were to visit this country, she would not be allowed to drive a vehicle. It does not matter to the Taliban if it is an American woman, they will still try to enforce their laws. One of the major restrictions that needs to be recognized is the ban of women working outside of their own homes. The Taliban are scared to let these afghan women compete with them, why else would they make such harsh and restricting laws? As many of us in American have realized, many women can outcompete men in the workforce.
Women also helped with the draft of the constitution, and there were female legislators... ... middle of paper ... ...ly, there are no laws to protect women from domestic violence in Afghanistan. There is actually a law giving men the right to abuse their female family members (Life as an Afghan woman). This is a very severe problem in Afghanistan, and women are basically treated like prisoners on death row. That is why America needs to save these women from those men who hurt them. There is a major problem affecting Afghanistan today.
The Taliban has made education unattainable for Afghan women. Although Joya had set up secret schools for women, they all lived in fear and risked being punished for trying to gain knowledge. At this same time period between the late 20th and early 21st century, in contrast, women of the West were given the same amount of education as men. This provided the women with the knowledge to have a better chance at getting involved in politics and making a difference in gender equality. At this point, the women in Afghanistan, without the knowledge of law or politics, had only the agency to know that they have an entitlement to be treated like humans that are able to make their own decisions just as men are.
“They want us around for parties, banter, and most of all sex, but they don’t view us as intellectual equals.” This statement comes from a girl in Chesire who started a feminist society at her school after noticing how women are not treated fairly. Society has grown up in a world men and women are not perceived as equals, and the ones who advocate for equality are considered crazy. Feminism is lacking in today’s society due to the overwhelming demand to keep the patriarchy in place, because that is what society has grown up with throughout history. The question is, why has the world not accepted an egalitarian society? With this astonishing lack of feminism in society the world needs to allow it back in as how society functions, but before that will ever happen, the world needs to look at why it needs it, what it is which includes the stereotypes associated with it, and ending with the goals of women right’s activists.
The Problem The problem with the United States Armed Forces is that women are not allowed in combat. Not including women in the combat policy will not strengthen the Armed Forces but will weaken them. Women in the combat are a controversial topic. During the several wars, women were used in a many capacities, including nursing, spying, supplying and maintaining camps, as well as the occasional combat activity as necessary. The controversy of today has a lot to do with the role of women in combat, and how their presence will impact male soldiers.
In particular, subaltern women do not have proper representation, which results in them not being able to voice their ideas or share their personal narratives. Within a patriarchal society women as left vulnerable to becoming subalterns. The subaltern 's voice is muted and accordingly cannot represent him or herself (Svensson,2012,4). The Taliban attempted to mute Malala’s vice, but ultimately her message was to powerful to be suppressed. Malala creates her own space to be heard and voiced her opinion despite being in that inferior position in society.
Along with this low education rate, female teachers are limited as well. Ultimately, families are worried about the safety of sending their daughters to school and are given threats from the Taliban and resistance from some local elders. This gap in education, for young girls, directly impacts the women labor force. The women are unequipped to manage simple jobs because they lack basic education and live in a society that is unwilling to educate them. Furthermore, the patriarchal nature of gender and social relations, deeply embedded in traditional communities, and the existence of a weak central state, constrains women’s ability to act as full citizens of a democratic nation.
Through being forced to wear the veil, the control of the Islamic government drives its people to a rebellion. The reformation of the country of Iran toward Islam caused turmoil among the people because the drastic changes forced on the people were not easily accepted. One of the major changes is that women were forced to wear veils as a religious requirement. A change in government toward a religion is difficult to overcome because not everyone agrees on the changes and many people want to keep things the way they are. This change to Islam is difficult for Marjane and the other children as she explains “We didn’t really like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand why we had to” (3).
United States isn’t the only country were gender inequality still exist .For example; women in Afghanistan were not aloud to leave their house unless a male family member accompany them (Khan 2012). After Taliban regime took over women had high mortality rate and limited access to doctors and their rights as a women was taken away (Khan, 2012). The challenges that women face from day to day ... ... middle of paper ... ... them struggle. Research have proven that even though men might make more money than women are moving up to achieve higher positions. Bianca Castillo Work Cited Page Ahmad Khan, Afghanistan Resource Desk: Women & Gender in Afghanistan (2012) Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2011).
This issue is important because many women believe that the rights of a person should not be infringed no matter what their gender is, and by not giving them equality, their rights are being limited. During the periods 1840 to 1968, total equality for women did not become a reality due to inadequate political representation, economic discrepancy, and commercial objectification. Throughout history, women have always fought to gain equal political rights, but conventional roles kept women from getting enough political representation. Many suffrage groups founded by women challenged the conventional roles of women during 1840 to 1968 with the dream of obtaining equal political representation. In 1919, the nineteenth amendment, drafted by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was passed.