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English coursework: non-fictional Women's rights If we look at the world today, many accomplishments in women's rights have occurred since the last century. Although these exterior changes have been a great advantage to women's claims and essential rights, the principle of this partiality still remains upon our society. Unfortunately, the belief that men are superior to women still exists in the 21st century. It is true that in nineteenth-century Britain and the former world, women were socially dependant on men and were expected to obey them due to their inferior legal rights, but surely this shallow stereotyping could not exist in the "modern" world we live in today? Millions of woman throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against their fundamental human rights for no other reason then they are women. Yes, the appalling discrimination still continues today. ...read more.


Examples of violence which occurs in the family are: battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household; and material rape. But rape, sexual abuse and harassment, intimidation at work, and forced prostitution are examples of degrading and abusive violence against women in the general community. Using women's body images for advertising is also an example of discrimination not to mention the negative effects it has on women compare themselves to these idealized images. The glass ceiling is a term coined only recently, and generally applies to women. Specifically, it means that no matter their ability or accomplishment, male-dominated corporate. The world is unprepared to let women rise above an artificial level of management and success. Glass ceilings affect other groups, minorities, many of whom have a long history of participation in the business world, but have been denied executive position on the basis of race, religion or ethnicity. ...read more.


Women are unable to depend on the government to protect them from physical violence at home; with sometimes fatal consequences, including increased risk of HIV/AIDS infection. Husbands and other male family members still obstruct and dictate women's access to reproductive healthcare. Women are still denied equal divorce and inheritance rights, in some countries. Many women are deprived from seeing their children after divorce, or left with nothing as their own inheritance and belongings would be their husband's property after marriage. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights; they are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." The conference clearly acknowledged that women's rights are human rights. Yet women's right today, is a fight for freedom, to be fully and completely human and equal without apology or permission. Ultimately, the struggle for women's human rights must be about making women's lives matter, everywhere, and all the time. ...read more.

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