Women all around the world are given little to no freedom and equality This is something that has been happening for years, where women are made to submit complete and utter control of their lives to their peers especially men.Their eyes were watching God, showed how some women feel trapped and enslaved by those around them and this is true all over the world for women who face domestic violence and unjust everyday.
Janie the main character in the book Their eyes were watching God was first stripped of her right to marry who she pleases The Universal declaration of human rights states in article 16 that 'Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses'.
This is a right that applies to everyone, including the young Janie. But because Janie was a young girl she had no say in the matter, this is a discrimination of gender, which goes against human rights article 2 that states 'Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.' This was not fair for Janie and she was very upset thought out her marriage with the older man she was marrying.In the article Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry, Lorna James Elia of the local Voices for Change advocacy group said, “Early marriages also will prevent South Sudan from achieving the goal of having women hold 25 percent of government jobs, said Lorna James Elia of the local Voices for Change advocacy group.” The article continues on to tell the story of a young girl who was bought by a man for 80 cows in Sudan. When she opposed she was beaten and so was her mother who also opposed the marriage.Although, Janie didn't get beat and threatened to get married like the young girl in Sudan, she still didn't consent to the marriage it was her grandma's plan. She was told that at some point she'll fall in love with the man after marriage but all the marriage brought was anger and misery. The grandma did it for the money, just like the family of the Sudanese girl. It ( Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry) also stated that early marriages prevents South Sudan women from holding 25 percent of government jobs. Janie didn't want to be in charge of the government but she did want control over her life and this marriage interfered with this.
At some point Janie had left her husband and married another man who became a mayor of a town. Now although Janie was happy to marry the man, she was later subjected to keeping silent and not having the freedom to think for herself, at least not out aloud, which is another violation of human rights.The Universal declaration of human rights states in article 18 states that 'Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion...'When Janie was asked to talk at the party for her husband, Jody, she was stopped by her...