Equal Rights for Women Essay

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Women have long been fighting for equal rights in every sphere of society. Land ownership, choice of marriage partner, and right to work or leave the house are a few of the basic rights that many men and women take for granted. Many nation-states have been reluctant to treat women as full citizens, entitled to the full array of civil and human rights, because they view them as incomplete national subjects . The issue of women being viewed as incomplete national subjects is three-fold; male-dominated societies, class and caste systems, and religion have all caused this trend to exist and continue.
There are many male-dominated societies around the world, including much of South-East Asia and Africa. Women have had a complicated and
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They are given little freedom in choices, and often find it difficult to enter the workforce from this point, but still there are some which do. Women which do manage to enter the workforce, often do so because they need it economically, and not because they really desire it. Whether they desire to be in the workforce or not, these Women face criticism from others, they are believed to be neglecting their families and inherent responsibilities. They are not looked upon with great respect by other Women. They are seen to have failed in their life's ambitions. It is viewed that a housewife is much more important and indispensable in the house then anywhere outside it
It has been traditionally thought throughout time that women did not work outside the home, unless it was economically needed, yet, around the world, a middle-class working women's movement has been taking place. In a place such as India, the conditions of the masses have been hardly satisfactory, let alone that of women, forcing many to enter the work force. Traditionally, Indian women also did not work unless forced to economically, but in recent times, some women have begun to realize that work "gives them personal status and independent social standing" . This has meant that women from all class have begun to enter the workforce, instead of it being predominantly those from the lower strata, yet most of these working women are still from the city, rather than