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The Roles Of Women: America And The Middle East

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What defines a woman? Is it as simplistic as a sentient being capable of giving life; or perhaps it is much more than that. The very definition of a woman varies from place to place, culture to culture. In this instance, I will be discussing American women and Middle Eastern women.The general American woman today has labored hard for the rights they now possess. Women work hard and are considered as equals as they can perform any job that a man can. The Roles of the modern American woman are many. Women are, not always, the main caretakers for the young. They can also have the role of employee, ...view middle of the document...

Another difference between the two is attire. Back in the 1950's, American women could not wear certain items deemed as "too revealing". Today, they are free to wear whatever they want. To express ones self is to exercise our constitutional rights to freedom. Middle Eastern women too have clothing restrictions, but their garments are so called heaven mandates. Muslim women are force to wear a veil over their faces called a Hijaab. The purpose of a Hijaab is for security outside of the home in the presence of strange men. It's protection, the God Allah mandates that women should not be on display to others. Wearing this garment clearly states that one is an obedient servant of the "Greatest Master"; they will obey no one else and follow no other way. Removing the Hijaab or allowing other men to view their face besides whom they are to marry is a serious religious crime, punishable by persecution and death.After much toil and hardship, people are able to open new doors for themselves. Although American women have come a considerable distance further than any Middle Eastern woman, there's still no telling what the future will hold. There are a lot of differences between the women but one universal similarity: the main role of a woman is that of a nurturer. They give life and see their glorious creations on into their adulthood and into elder years.

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