Additionally, due to prostitution, the ideology that women are can be easily controlled is highly influenced upon. I believe the controversy of female prostitution has been a serious issue for numerous years due to the changing views within society and also the cultural values and views within Canada that contribute to the controversies that these women face today who have chosen such lifestyle for themselves. The second topic that I have chosen to touch upon is the controversies regarding women and their rights to being accepted in a law occupation, such as a police officer, pharmaceutical, politician or lawyer. It is hardly likely to find a woman in a political uniform preforming her duties in a high violence part of town. As an ideology of society, it is not accepted that women should be a part of the political community due to the ideology that women are weak, and also do not have the knowledge about political aspects as the men do within society.
Canada has overcome a series of controversial issues regarding gender equality, which has led Canadian society to modernize their views. As society’s views modernized, it brought many positive changes regarding gender social norms throughout the years, such as the acceptance of females to participate in man-identified activities. Although, even after the modernization of historical views within society, women equality in the military force is still a concern today in Canada. As for this, women inequality heavily enforces on the lack of acceptance of women in the military force, the numerous reports of sexual harassment towards who work in the military force, and the possibility of women not gaining a higher rank and position in the Canadian military force compared to Canadian males. Canadian women have been an essential part of the Canadian community in terms of all political matters.
One half of the planet is women, and it can be assumed the same for Canada, but they still face judgment at work because they lack the authority to dispute against big corporations or even their male supervisor. It cannot be argued that Canadian women’s status has worsened over the past hundred years, of course, thanks to feminism and activism. However, their status is not as high as it could be. Women as a group first started fighting for workplace equality during the second wave of feminism, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Legislation was approved during the second wave to try to bring gender equality to the workplace.
Although violence is usually associated with gangs and guns, Canada experiences more violence related to bullying, sexual, verbal, cyber and domestic abuse (citation). Amidst the changing societal views towards treating women equally and eliminating objectification, of all these types of violence and abuse in our society, the most common still happens to be domestic abuse, which is mainly targeted at women and affects children. Domestic abuse is described as a form of abuse that takes place in the confines of the household (Citation). Though 51% of Canadians have said to have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse only 20% of those cases related to domestic violence are ever reported (citation). Domestic abuse has become more prevalent in modern society; however, it is an issue that is left un-noticed simply because its effects are invisible outside the walls of ones home.
The white Canadian woman knows when the boundary is crossed and most times do not contemplate to express her legal rights. 2) Based on the reading from your textbook, what makes these ideas and/or issues so important to understand? Textual harassment has been one of the major prevailing forms of violence in the present day society. Both males and females are prone to be victims but females are more susceptible to be ta... ... middle of paper ... ...ually at risk for many health problems such as acid throw, depression, blood pressure, sleep problems and most result in death. There is a need for more education and awareness on sexual harassment and more specifically as it relates to race and gender.
The action of sexual assault violates many of the victim’s human rights, such as their right to safety, and right to be free from inhuman treatment. Since women are often the victims of sexual assault it is more likely that women will face many violations of their human rights within their lifetime. In this way women are systematically and overtly disadvantaged, which results in women facing more violations of their human rights, because of a structure in society that justifies and encourages violence towards women.
While male offenders, often choose to act as individuals; the “girl-gang” phenomenon has recently caught the attention of researchers. Institutes from Canada, as well as the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany have published studies, emphasizing increasing female violence and the issue of “girl-gangs”. After exceptionally violent murders, the public tends to be very sensitive and biased regarding these issues, influenced heavily by the media. Therefore, it is important to distinguish between ordinary myths and statistics. Theories such as the Liberal Feminist View, as well as the Power-Control Theory approach female violence as it being the result of a constantly changing society.
Canada is a multicultural country where diversity is significantly visible. However, behind the glamorous mosaic view of this cultural diversity, a deceiving reality of inequality is not unveiled. An obscure world of violence and discrimination against women, that has been happening for decades it is becoming more notorious among our Canadian society; a crime in name of honor; a violation of women rights.This essay will examine the life of Muslim immigrant women in Canada. The difficulties they face to integrate into Canadian society, their rights as immigrants, their religious beliefs, and their Muslim cultural background. Another relevant topic is the delicate issue of honor killing, a barbaric crime that violates every code of the human rights.
However, throughout the war, it was not just the Canadian-Germans who suffered from discrimination, all ethnicities either than English-Canadian or French-Canadian. Also, they did not only receive discrimination through vandalism, and other person to person discrimination, “ethnic Canadians” faced discrimination by the Canadian government. The governments’ discrimination was caused by the pressure of frightened public experiencing panic because of the Great War. Therefore, the government took action by passing the Wartime Elections Act and the Wartime Measures Act. The Wartime Elections act meant the “ethnic Canadians” would lose their right to vote.
Statistics like these outlines the severity and seriousness of the domestic epidemic in Canada. This is an epidemic with dramatic and negative effects not only affecting individuals, but communities as a whole, it is a crime that knows no economic, racial, ethnic or religious limits. “At some point in their lives, more than forty percent of women will experience violence, and in most cases this violence is in the hands of a man.” Although research may suggest that these statistics may be under-reported as many of these assaults go unrecorded, this is largely due to society’s refusal to recognize such violence as an infringement on women’s human rights. The violence Canada has experienced against women can be attributed to the result of a power structure that exist in society. While there has been a widespread recognition of this type of violence, it remains the case, that there are many areas of society where women are still subjected to this type of violence and in some way are seen as responsible for the man’s behaviour.