Third World Paper

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Third World Paper

Women in the Middle East



2.Status of girl in Middle East world


4.Circumcision and honor killing




Women in the Middle East

There are over half a billion women in the Muslim World in Middle East. They are in

Much of the world lack support of the fundamental functions of a human life. Their social

Status is low and they receive lack respect by the men. Women in the Middle East also

are less nourished than men, less healthy, less opportunity but more vulnerable to

physical violence and sexual abuse. Women in Middle East are discriminated by men,

religion or even law. They are much less likely than men to be literate or to have a

professional or technical education. The only function of women in Middle East is

producing children. But the situation has some improvement in nowadays.

Some of the

women in the Middle- East are standing up and try to fright for their rights. But actually,

most of the women in the Middle-East, especially those who live in conservative

countries, are still accept their status and the role that they play in the society. (Mahnaz

Afkhami, 1996)

Women need to play a 'proper role' in the society especially in the conservative society

or countries. For example like in Saudi Arabia. The 'proper role' means to be a good

children, good wife and good women. In the Middle East societies, most of the people are

welcome to have a boy rather than girl. There are several reasons make people prefer to

have a boy. First of all, most of the middle-East countries still are the agriculture base

community. Therefore, have a boy is more prefer than have a girl. It is because sons...