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That's not fair!

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Question 2 That's not fair! "That's not fair." Even as a small child, I remember often making such a proclamation: in kindergarten. it was "not fair" when I did not get to play with the toys I wanted. At home when mum punished me for watching television it was "not fair". In the playground when I was told by mum to forgo my favourite swing to my little sister. That's not fair! Through the plenty of "not fair" incidents that followed, my mother tried to explain that unfair things do happen sometimes. But I never accepted the idea of an unfair world and began to realize that there were a great many situations and conditions that were "not fair" to women in the past. Since early times women have been considered not only intellectually inferior to men but also a major source of temptation and evil. ...read more.

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The attitude towards women in the East was at first more favorable. In ancient India, for example, women were not deprived of property rights or individual freedoms by marriage. But Hinduism, which evolved in India after about 500 BC, required obedience of women toward men. Women had to walk behind their husbands. Women could not own property, and widows could not remarry. In both East and West, male children were generally preferred over female children. Many say money is the root of all evil. But in some religions, women were viewed as "the root of all evil". "Woman is the gate of the devil, the path of wickedness, the sting of the serpent, in a word a perilous object." It is self-explanatory; women in some societies of the past were viewed as evil, demons and immoral creatures. ...read more.

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Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women's most significant professions. In fact most of the time wifehood and motherhood could not be considered a profession but in fact a responsibility, a duty, something women were born into this world to do. They were generally regarded as reproductive machines and possessions of men. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th-century Christian theologian, said that woman was "created to be man's helpmate, but her unique role is in conception . . . since for other purposes men would be better assisted" Do you not see the perception people of long gone had on women? Do you not see that women were considered as objects by men? Do you not see that they were treated like dirt? "That's not fair! That's not fair! That's not fair!" Cry out for the women of the past!!! Done by: Cheong May Anne (3) Class 3/14 Dated: 27th January 2003 ...read more.

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