Speechs Atwood, Suu Kyi Essay

882 Words Jul 19th, 2011 4 Pages
Being a woman myself, "...the struggle of women to mould their own destiny and to influence the fate of our global village"- as Aung San Suu Kyi explicitly describes it- is something I am very passionate about. I know to be true that we are incredibly lucky to have been around in the present time, in regards to objectively and retrospectively understanding the principles of Women and the change that has, and I am happy to report, will continue to take place. The empowering speech given by Suu Kyi, along with Margaret Atwood's light and entertaining take on the place of women, although both delivered over a decade ago, resonate with my personal beliefs and inspire me to appreciate in completely different contexts, my most natural state- …show more content…
Although some may not feel as passionate as I do, I can't imagine many women today denying that a single woman can be both good and bad- just like men- and to condemn this logical reality on women only is outdated and ridiculous. Aung San Suu Kyi's addresses on women is far more formal in contrast to Atwood's, and when I consider her cicumstances, I immediately admire her for her bravery to conduct this speech, not to mention her many other feats of bravery and selflessness. This I feel before even reading her speech compells me to take careful note on her message, purely because of her admirable acheivements. Suu Kyi is a ridiculously inspiring woman, it is evident in this speech her desire for the world to progress towards peace, and she makes a huge point of the power of "women in politics and governance." Suu Kyi notes that for many ages, women have "dedicated themselves almost exclusively to the task of nutrutring, protecting and caring..." She recognises these basic womenly insticts and explicitly states that the "empowerment of women throughout the world can not fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all." This statement along with it's justification stirs a shocking realisation within me- imagine if your mother, or grandmother, or aunt, or any other loving, nurturing and compassionate women you know held the positions of

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