In a world characterized by modernity and proliferation of information and technology, one would think that injustices that are perpetrated against women are a myth. However, such thinking is misconstrued since despite the world achieving an era of social connection, social injustices still prevail and are often overlooked. To determine the extent to which these issues are rooted in the society, the paper examines social practices in different societies that are considered the norm, but are a violation of women rights. Feminism is an issue that is deeply rooted in the culture of society (Roberts, 2013). For this reason, many cultures oppress and suppress the views of women in the name of adhering to the norms of the society.
Developing nations in Africa and Asia are always in the limelight as leaders against the needs of women. These nations, due to the nature of their culture have a tendency of oppressing the rights of women. From a perspective of equality, both men and women are equal and should not be treated differently on the basis of the gender. However, this is views from the west according to these societies. Male chauvinism is the domineering norm in these cultures, and the man is always the head and as such women are to be followers (Roberts, 2013). Men exercise control in both the domestic and political domains leaving women to be mere subjects.
The quality of life keeps on deteriorating for women in these nations despite efforts to liberate them. Political awareness, sex education, and women empowerment are just ways adopted for reducing these injustices. However, so long as men in these nations have capital and intellectual power compared to their female counterparts, they keep on dominating the arena of leadership and decision-making (WEIR, 2008). The lack of a balance between men and women in the leadership front is a major reason challenges of rape, female genital...