Running head: TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL CULTURE PAPER
Traditional and Nontraditional Culture
University of Phoenix
Western women belong to a culture that values the liberty and equality of women. Women in the Middle East are surrounded from a culture that doesn’t believe in these same values. There values are of women that are at stay at home mothers. Culture traditions play a major role in the value of liberty in the Middle East. Their traditions are of great value in their religion or beliefs. Their values of liberty are different from their beliefs, because of their right not to choose their own liberty. Western women have the opportunity to choose their own liberty of being a house wife or not. Women in the west are treated with equality, and this means that they have the right to decide their own life styles. Women from the Middle East don’t have the right to choose their own life style. They don’t have the opportunity to choose the right of liberty and equality. Their life styles are chosen for them, and they don’t even have the opportunity to choose for themselves. The difference between these two cultures is the right to choose their own beliefs. This means that they don’t share the same values of liberty and equality. There is controversy between the Middle Eastern women being less protected from their male seniorities. Beliefs began to become the controversy because of women sharing the same beliefs as their seniorities. It still makes this controversy injustice, because women should have the same right of equality. “Historically, wherever Islam has held political sway it has resisted women’s rights, secularism, modernism and human values. Dramatic differences between Eastern and Western society emerged in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the Middle East, economic and social changes along with the impact of Western culture brought about forces favoring improvements in the condition of women”...