Women's Rights In my Opnion

Essay by tanya14Junior High, 8th gradeA+, April 2004

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Women's Rights

Human rights is something we all have, but for others that is not the case. I agree that human rights should apply to everyone, not only the ones that can afford anything and everything, but EVERYONE including those in different countries. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) aims at guarding the interest of people residing in different countries. However, the political and cultural environment of a country would shape these rights. Some of the rights in this essay we will be discussing is the equality of the sexes; Men against Women.

Contrary to the West, women in Asia are often exploited and deprived of their rights in many areas, particularly in employment and education. This phenomenon can be attributed to the tradition and cultural differences between the two. Despite the influence of the west brought about by industrialization, the Asian Society is still rather conservative and very much in touch with the teachings of Confucius.

Even till today, they are unable to completely abandon the concept of women being the weaker sex. Although the UDHR proclaims, "Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work." (UN, 1948, Article 23 (2)), it is not uncommon to hear that women are paid lower than men are. Women accept the fact that they are weaker as compared to men in terms of work in this male dominated society. They are taught to be submissive and regard their family as their top priority. Moreover, employers believe that women are home bounded and unable to do work that men can do. Women in a company do work fewer days, in comparison to men, due to the entitlement of their maternity leaves, sickness, Etc. Just because the female sex may not be as strong and intelligent as males are,