Sexism In Somalia

Sexism at the Time
Being born in Somalia, women are subjected to marry as soon as they reach puberty. They are considered women as early as they reach thirteen. Their role in society is to produce children and perform wifely duties. Men had the privilege of pursuing education and having the choice of having multiple wives. It was out of the norm for women to have admirations for education or even obtaining a job. As a child, women were put in the kitchen and already caring for the family and maintaining the household chores. Their dreams only contained of one day becoming a wife and a mother.

I can recall as a young child, my mother taking care of my father and cooking all his favorite meals. Her duties required cleaning the house, doing
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When I would be in the presence of white Americans I saw women as free, and liberated. However, when I looked at my own culture I saw women as servants, and objects. This exasperated my insecurities of belonging to a culture that would treat young women like this. However, as years progressed I started branching myself away from the typical customs of how a Somali female would act. I soon asked for a divorce from my husband and started raising my children on my own. I did not care if my family would stop supporting or disown me. I was looking to a new life, future not only for me but my …show more content…
I have a friend that recently went to Brazil on a study abroad program. She witnessed some similarities and differences of how race is perceived and treated in the country. Brazil has many treasures that go unnoticed due to the troubled racial division that continues to be a pestilence. In comparison to the United States, many privileged elites tend to belittle racism as a washed up term from slavery. The majority of the citizens conceive the period of slavery as an inconvenient recollection of the history of Brazil. Racism in Brazil is coined as an invisible enemy. If you asked the general population, no one is a racist. That is until a white person is pinned up against a black person in the workforce, education institutions, and interracial marriages. The main objective of post-slavery is to promote social justice. However, this created uproar of negative responses from Brazilian elites and businessmen that saw this as whites against blacks instead of fighting for equal rights. The difference between Brazil in the U.S. is that after the abolishment of slavery Brazil did not have a civil rights movement or pass similar Jim Crow laws. Brazilians continued to live with the racism tensions in

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