I want to write about Women's Rights. In class, we learned about Women's Rights in America in 1950's and 60's.
So, I need a modern Women's Rights event compared to a Women's right event that we learned in class. The modern event doesn't have to be in the US.
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I think that there are several events in the news that can directly relate to the issue of Women's Rights around the world and in the United States. One of the most important lessons of the Women's Rights focus of the 1950s and 1960s was that the struggle for validation must be heard. It is a fight in which one must peel away layers from the social, economic, and political veneers that envelop the individual. A change in consciousness happens when women and men are able to examine the presuppositions that make gender bias possible around the world. This lesson can be applied to the modern setting.
Wednesday, May 28 was Menstrual Hygiene Day. It is a day celebrated by governments around the world to ensure that women have a right to be free from obstacles and intrusions when it comes to their health. The day was conceived out of the idea that, around the world, women face challenges when it comes to their period:
Periods happen. They're normal. And women and girls have a right to continue going to school, working and maintaining their health and safety during menstruation.Handling periods (or "menstrual hygiene management" as experts call it) isn't the first thing one might associate with human rights. Yet the link between realization of rights for women and girls and menstrual hygiene management could not be clearer.
Women in the 50's and 60's, arguably, had more issues with rights then women do today. They had to fight for equality in the home and workplace as well as their voting rights. However gender based discrimination has been a common topic lately, especially after the incident with Eliot Rodger in California. It is fact that women are still paid less than men for the exact same job, just because they are women. Arguments saying women are sexualized in today's society aren't uncommon. Really, some people's views are still the same about this issue as they were back then. Women are still treated differently and are often targeted because they are the "weaker sex". In the 50's and 60's women were supposed to take care of the home and were not supposed to make political decisions or do physical labor. Although it isn't that extreme in America today, those ideas still exist, especially in other countries and some religions.
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