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The Failure In Searching For Feminist Rights

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There is no doubt the “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir is a difficult book to read. The introduction of the book was not only written to introduce and explain the book but also to act as the thesis of the book. Therefore besides stating three problems explains the word “women” in short sentences; Beauvoir also shows the reason why these explanations fail to explain the word women, as well as the methods of search for feminist rights. Although women have been fighting to escape the cage that men created to lock them from find the true feminist rights; yet they were not able to achieve such rights due to the fact: they have never look for their true right, instead, they have been ...view middle of the document...

In other words, regardless of the amount of money the woman and their participation in the political field, they never truly have rights. This happens because these concepts of rights were meant to be for men. Therefore, in order to be able to accomplish their true feminist rights, women have to overlook what men are seeing for thousands of years.
Women will remain the loser in the battle for feminist rights if they continue to search for such rights through conversing the muscular rights of the men. For many generations, women believe that their freedom come when they able to reach the freedom of the opposite sex. For instance, in the 20th century women in America fight for their right to vote because they compare themselves with the men in the society. At this time women see that the equality and freedom lies within the right to vote. Similarly, today, women in India continuously fight for their right to be equals to men outside the family. They do this through seeking for higher education and stable jobs outside the house. Yet this seems to be effective for some women, it is not the way to gain feminist rights. Instead, these women are gaining the conversed version of muscular rights.
Women continuously converse muscular rights through positioning themselves in positions men held for thousands of years; for instance, the political field. Due to the fact women continuously fight for the illusion of feminist rights through achieving the differences between women and men, they failed to accomplish their primary goal of feminist rights. For example, in the recent years women continuously gain participation in the politic field. For instance, the primaries round of the 2008 presidential election was very intense not only because there is an African American candidate – Barack Obama, but also because there is a woman candidate that many believe will become the first woman president of the United States, Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton does not win the primaries round, she comes back to the cabinet as the Secretary of State for Obama’s first term. This leads many people,...

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