English 12, Period 5
7 April 2014
Where are Women Rights?
Did not God create everyone equal and gave them his or her rights? Did God ever say that people should treat every human differently based on his or her gender? Who does not know about gender discrimination? Gender Discrimination, which is also called sex discrimination, was gone in the twentieth century right! This is not true. Gender discrimination still exists today around the world in many countries including the United States. Women are being discriminated directly or indirectly. Many women also face the violence related to discrimination. They are being tortured at every minute. Even though Some Countries have ruled gender discrimination illegal, it still exists in many countries where women and girls are not considered equal as men in education, jobs, and owning lands.
There are many types of discriminations, which exists around the world against women. Common type of discrimination against women and girls is in education where most of the countries do not let girls go to school because they think girls are only supposed to work at home, and they do not need any kind of education. Data collected around the world shows that there are sixty-one percent illiterate girls compared to boys worldwide because they are not allowed to get an education by their countries or people. Andres Raygozoco mentions, “My wife never got the chance to get an education because her parents and other people in Mexico did not let her and many other girls to go to school” (04/04/2014). Why women do not have the right to get an education especially in Asian and Middle Eastern countries? If they try to go to schools, dominant men attack them and burn them with an acid. Sometimes, teachers in some countries discriminates girls and support boys. They punish more girls than boys, and as a result, they do not get proper education. They treat them differently because they are girls although they know that girls are humans too. Malala Yousafzai, an eleven years old girl, tried to speak about girls’ education, but she was shot in the head by Taliban just because she wanted to be educated and wanted to see other girls getting an education in Pakistan. What was her fault? She only wanted to get an education, so she could choose her career. Even though it is not happening in United States, Discrimination in education in other countries is at higher levels. In United States, there is other type of discrimination happening against women in workplaces. It does not happen in the United States alone, but also happens around the world.
In addition to discrimination in education, women face discrimination in jobs around the world including the United States. Women are not paid same as men in America. Women working in the same fields as men will not get the same amount of money as men. Research illustrates that there is twenty percent gap between men and women’s income in the United Sates,...