Oppression: Afghanistan and Dressmaker Shop

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Essay 4: Final Draft

Kamila’s dressmaker shop, icebreaker in Afghan

Afghan women have been experienced different kinds of oppression by Taliban during the last 16 years. Women here barely have civil rights or freedom; they can’t talk with men and they have to cover their body and face all the time. What’s the worst, women in Afghan women are not allowed to get education and work positions.The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, tells the story of a young woman named Kamila Sidiqi, as she accepts those challenges and difficulties given by Taliban and the whole Afghan society, she finally become the soul of the family and support her family to live better and better while her father and brother were forced to escape from the city in order to keep Kamila and her family in a safe and scure condition. There’s no doubt that she is really good at transforming negative situations into positive outcomes. Kamila Sidiqi, experiences oppression by the Taliban; however, by the end, she successfully overcomes oppression by using autonomy, mastery and purpose elements from Motivation 3.0.

"Human rights are not a Western concept," says Sima Samar, chair of the Afghan human-rights commission, "but universal, and necessary for all human beings”(Goodman 17). In areas they controlled the Taliban issued edicts which forbade women from being educated, girls were forced to leave schools and colleges. Those who wished to leave their home to go shopping had to be accompanied by a male relative, and were required to wear the burqa, a traditional dress covering the entire body except for a small screen to see out of. Those who appeared to disobey were publicly beaten. There’s no doubt that many women in Afghan are suffering from the oppression and they can do nothing about it. There’s no such thing as human rights, and at this time, they really need a good role model or a spiritual leader to tell...
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