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womens rights

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Chantel Baker

on 8 January 2014

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Saudi Arabia
It is culturally expected for women to wear a hijab (head covering), a full black cloak called an abaya, and a face-veil called niqab.
Some areas are less strict than others, women may go out with their heads uncovered or purchase more flattering styles and colors.
The dress code is considered a sign of oppression in the west, but the Saudi women consider it insignificant. They are more concerned about bigger issues like jobs and education.
Much of Women's suffrage in china was due to the practice of foot binding, about 45% of China's women had bound feet in the 19th century.

Bound feet was a sign of high social status, many lower class families would bind the feet of the oldest daughter who was intended to be brought up as a lady. Women, their families and their husbands had great pride in tiny feet, the ideal length was 7 cm. (2.75 in.) long
United States of America
The women's rights movement began in 1848 with the signing of declaration of sentiments stating the hardships women endure inflicted upon by men. It was based off the declaration of independence, demanding equality with men before the law, it was the first statement that women be given the right to vote.
Women's Rights Movement
The laws against women were first established to protect women from being taken advantage of.

Many of these laws only became a problem when men wanted to show their superiority and control over women.
Male guardianship- this is typically established to provide women protection and a voice, more often than not at some point men find it necessary to prove their power and authority over women through physical, emotional, and financial abuse.
The movement for womens right to drive began in may of 2011 by Manal al-Sharif and Wajeha al-Huwaider, their message quickly spread to the countries most educated and connected women. This kicked off the Women2Drive campaign, several drives have been organized since 2011. The law against driving has become a symbol of women's suffrage, as these women drive they are protesting more than just the driving laws.
Women in Saudi Arabia have come a long way but, they still have much further to go.
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"People say things are changing for women because they are comparing it to before, when things were below zero. People say 'change,' but it is all relative and it is very, very limited ... Change is not coming, we are taking it ... I don't think the way is paved. I think we are building it through the route taken ... Most of the time, we are walking in place."
- Hatoon al-Fassi
Womens traditional role in china was to do everything required by her husband and produce a son, it was frowned upon if she produced a girl. Women were considered the cause of confusion and their opinions were never considered. This mind set still influences the way women are treated today.
Despite reformed laws, many situations are not changed. The law is nothing without the practicing of it.
Even though the laws in china have improved, women are still discriminated and recieve unequal treatment.
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The Global Gender Gap
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Was the daughter of Daniel Cady, a lawyer and
judge. It was in his office where she studied and discussed law, she was struck by how unequally the law favored the men over the women.
She married Henry Stanton, an anti-slavery
orator, in 1840. In the marriage vow she had the 'promise to obey' removed.
Elizabeth spent much of her life writing speeches,
and touring the nation speaking at multiple women's rights conventions.
the global gender gap forum was designed to create greater awareness of the challenges created by gender gaps and the opportunities created by the closing of it.
Egypt made huge changes concerning equal standing between men and women from the years 1933-1953 but in a current study Egypt was declared the worst for women in survey of 22 arab countries.
After the war in 1973 in the middle East, the price of oil went up. This forced many to emigrate for work. When they returned to Egypt many brought Wahhabi values.
While Egypt supported women to work and gain an education, the Wahhabis considered a women's job is to please her husband. The Wahhabi beliefs have influenced all of Egypt.

Side Note:
Australia was one of the first countries to allow women the right to vote.
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"We didn't come this far as a society by accident. It was because people went out and worked for women's rights." -Eria (People go by their first names in iceland.)
"I wanted to fly because I love to be free" -Loftia Al Nadi
The Wahhabi doctrine
was quickly manipulated and instead of protecting women they were dehumanizing them. This exposes women to regular and constant abuse.

Women received the right to vote in 1920.
Why the push to vote?
With the right to vote women ensure a say in the future of our country.
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