We Must Put and End to Gender Inequality Essay

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“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.” This Yiddish Proverb shows the foundation of human kind. As humans, we are all born equal, and we all deserve equal rights in all aspects, such as democracy and social standings. As one takes a look throughout the history of our diverse world, one can see that equality has never been prevalent in any nation. Despite the morality of equality, there has been a constant hierarchy of race, sexuality, class, and innumerable other characteristics. But possibly one of the most unexplainable and improper inequalities is between the genders.
Men have run our world ever since the beginning of time. They have always had sole control over our governments, economies, and
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He could sexually, physically, and mentally abuse and or kill his slaves, children, and wife and not be questioned by the law in the slightest. This narrow-minded theory proved the test of time and was constantly recognized throughout a diverse line of governments, societies, and households. In the 1700’s Sir Matthew Hale, the Lord Chief Justice of England, redeveloped the Roman’s law and called it the ‘Common Law’ (Women’s History Blog). Again, the same circumstances were permitted—the abuse of women and servants, even if this abuse led to death. Eventually some people started to recognize the fact that murder was immoral, and by the 20th century, killing one’s wife was no longer legally constituted. But even though abuse was outlawed, that didn’t stop mental abuse. Women were still treated as inferior, and still used for the age old use of domestic, breeding sex-toys. They were belittled, and were never acknowledged within the work-force. The only difference between their previous state and their current state at this time was the fact that they could no longer be legally murdered. Now the year is 2014, and currently we are seeing this original law of legalized abuse appear once more in Afghanistan. Afghan government officials are currently trying (and succeeding) to pass a law which allows Afghan husbands to physically ‘reprimand’ their wives and which also legalizes ‘honor killings’. Honor killings, though considered brave and ‘manly’ by the Afghan

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