Ok,my first post for GP and the lucky topic i shall do is...*drum rolls*...6.
"Women will never enjoy the same rights as men."Do you agree?
I agree to a large extent.
In the past, women never had the chance to enjoy and experience the rights men had. They couldn't vote in political issues, have a proper education, raise their opinions on certain issues and they had to be the subservient wives. The role of women in the past was to just be the silent figure in the family, whereby she had little say in any decision makings (which were mostly decided by the man of the house). Women were only suppose to bear children, do chores and take care of the 'kids' while the sole bread winner, the husband, goes out to make the 'big bucks' and when he returns home, he expects his wife to serve him dinner by seven. (According to some notes given to me in my previous GP class) It is said that a wife's goal was to 'try to make sure [her husband's] home is a place of peace, order and tranquilitywhere your husband can renew himself in body and spirit' and that '[wives] have no right to question [as]a good wife always knows her place'.This extract cleary illustrates that women were only the tools of men and that they aren't treated with equal rights as they are always second compared to their husbands.
Although, through the women's rights movements, women started to gain more rights and had more liberation in what they were allowed to do, they are still not till today given equivalent rights in comparison to men.Men are still considered as the greater sex who could perform better and are more profficient in certain areas.For example,it is commonly thought that men are much more incline in physics, than women.In addition, though it is seen that women can express their opinions much more freely now,in some countries,women playing a larger role in society is still not widely accepted. According to the site given below, it is shown that 'over one hundred countries have no women in their government' and this fact is appalling with the great emphasis of women's right given nowadays. Not only in government services, but also in some working sectors could we see that the sector is much more dominated by males.
However, I do agree that women of today do have more rights than what they did in the past. Women have the opportunity to voice out their opinions and believes and are allowed to take part in political issues and even hold political positions. One such example would be the past Indonesian President, Megawati. According to the site listed below, since the 1990s there have been more women enrolled into colleges. In addition, the classic roles of women working at home to serve their families are being reversed in our society now. There is a greater number of house husbands who do the household chores and take care of the children, while their wife brings home the bacon. Now, doesn't this show that females are given the chance to work and mark a career?Efforts are also being made to ensure that women enjoy equivalent rights as men as we can see an organisation known as N.O.W being set up with aims 'to achieve equality between men and woman'.
Hope this post is an insightful one:DAnd if i've offended anyone,please don't be offended.This is just what i think.No hard feelings ok?heehee.