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Composition III Eng2001 S01
Human rights are always being challenged by society in one way or another, where some of these issues should be left to the individuals. The three topics looked at today for this essay is just a few issues that society needs to take a good hard look at. The first issue is challenging Women’s Rights and the fact that females should not be able to fly commercial flights. The second issue explores the way we choose to die, and if it is legal to have someone aid us in the last stage of life. Finally, the third issue deals with the right to die, and the reasons why one should be able to die at one’s own hand. All of the issues are examples of what our society deals with every day in the United States and the world.
Getting women’s rights to just being comparable to men’s rights in the work place has been going on for centuries. Women’s rights seem to be getting better, and then you run into an article like this one. There are some people that don’t want women pilots to fly commercially, and some polls are at 94% against (Anger, 1977, p. 193). Some of these problems that came up are; they would take the co-pilots mind of his work agenda because of her double Ds, menopause, and PMS (Anger, 1977, p. 194). Amelia Earhart was even brought up just to say that she was the “greatest lady pilot ever”, but she crashed somewhere over the Pacific islands (Anger, 1977, p. 195). Women’s rights need to be looked at fairly and treated equally so society can continue to grow positively.
Assisted suicide is another issue that society needs to look at. This is fought by religious group, the Right to Life Organizations, and the American Medical Association (AMA) (Girsh, 2011, p. 184). Most Doctors don’t take the Hippocratic Oath anymore; they take an oath to help their patients so they don’t have to suffer, and respect their patient’s wishes (Girsh, 2011,...
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