“Women Will Never Enjoy the Same Rights as Men.” Do You Agree?

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Under the Taliban regime, Pakistani women accused of adultery were stoned to death and those who expose their bare ankles under their long veil would be whipped. Women are seen as less human than men, who have the right to abuse them. On the other hand, in the developed world, many women are taking on positions of power, and looked upon with the same amount of respect as is usually conferred by men. We can even see a trend of women surpassing men in certain arenas. As more and more people believe in gender equality and start to advocate it, it is not impossible that women can enjoy the same rights as men on any ground. Nevertheless, the abuse of women’s rights in many developing countries is still an intractable problem and achieving equal rights may take a long time to see light. Women are starting to have equal opportunities in politics in many countries, and this is a big step towards achieving gender equality. Leaders are increasing chosen based on meritocracy and not gender. Hence, both men and women have the same opportunity to display their ability and gain support from the public. People are getting more educated and hence have the open-mindedness to not let gender preferences sway their rational decisions. America’s Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Germany’s Angela Merkel and China’s Wu Yi are just few of the women who are starting to take part in politics, holding the right to make policies and decisions just like other male politicians. In the landmark move for the infamously restrictive United Arab Emirates (UAE), a total of nine women were voted into its national Federal Council in 2007. In 2005, Kuwait’s government finally gave women full voting rights and the chance to run for public office. This is a big contrast to the 1990s, where women do not have any political rights, and also a political headway that signals a shift towards equal rights between the two genders. Compared to the past, where many traditions forbid women to even step out of...
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