“Women’s rights are human rights”
It is a misconception that we have come a long way from the patriarchal society we once were. Though in America women have “basic” equal rights (since 1920’s), women here, and all over the globe still lack rights that would make them equal to men.
Discrimination can be seen at all ages and stages of development for women in the U.S. and abroad. Millions of girls and women throughout the world suffer from discrimination, deprivation, and the denial of their human rights based on their gender. Throughout the world, women and girls often face systematic discrimination in legal, political, social, economic, and cultural settings
Right to choose a spouse.
Right to education.
Right to choose clothes.
Genital mutilation (Africa)
Abortion/Killing of female babies (China) – They abort their child or put the child up for adoption on the basis that it’s a girl.
In India and throughout many poverty-stricken areas, male children often receive food, education, and healthcare before female children. Throughout Europe and North America, women are grossly under-represented in decision-making and continue to face discrimination at home and in the workplace.
They should have the right to equal pay. Why should men make more money at the same job that women are equally qualified for?
They should have the right to chose who they want to marry, the right to education, food, credit, health care, and laws that protect their safety.
If we continue to make changes like these, where women get equal rights, society will become a better place.
According to Hilary Clinton in her women conference in Beijing, “if women are healthy educated their family will flourish.” And if families and children are flourishing, it makes for a better world to live in because children are our future.