Womens Rights Essay examples

1164 Words Nov 13th, 2010 5 Pages
Sean Navins
English 104
Advancement of Women’s Rights Women’s rights have been slowly progressing throughout the history of our country. They have been stuck at home keeping the house clean, taking care of the kids, making dinner, and completing other tasks around the household. Two articles will be overviewed to help show the progression and the difficulties of women trying to gain more rights and to break out of their current social status. The article “Women's Rights as Human Rights: Toward a Re-Vision of Human Rights” by Charlotte Bunch discusses the many issues involved in women’s rights, specifically about how gender is a leading factor in the lack of rights women have. The second article, “From the Second Sex to the Joint
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These statements show that the issue of women’s rights in politics is actively avoided and is not open to discussion or action because it is an issue that is more of a private matter than a public matter than can be easily controlled. Although there are some issues that pertain to women’s rights that are addressed though the declaration of basic human rights such as the rights of food, shelter and work are specifically included in the declaration and are actively used as a starting point for women to gain more rights. Discrimination against women can be very harmful and life threatening. Abuse starts before birth for women; in Bombay abortion rates for female fetuses are as high as 99%. During childhood women are fed less, taken to doctors less often and die more often from malnutrition. Adult women do not have full rights to their reproduction in some countries, and in the end, it is very life threatening because of high death rates through illegal abortions (Bunch 6). Women have a hard time overcoming their gender to really shine in society, but they also struggle

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