Women 's Role As A Political Standpoint Essay

1135 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Today, women have more rights than they’ve ever had before. Women’s roles in society and how they are treated have improved immensely throughout the last hundred years. However, this does not mean that the fight is over. There are many aspects of why feminism is still relevant. From the patriarchy in today’s society to how P.O.C. or trans women are treated, child brides and Genital mutilation, all the way to rape/sexual assault and human trafficking, Feminism is not just an outdated, unnecessary social reform. It is a political standpoint. It is not only beneficial to women, it is not against everyone except women, and it is not to place women above men. It isn’t just going to walk out of the door, it’s here to stay, and it’s here to change. Out of the worlds’ 196 countries, abortion is completely ILLEGAL in almost 80 of them, unless the woman can die during her pregnancy or giving birth. This means that not the woman who is CARRYING the baby, but the government, makes her decision to or to not follow through with her pregnancy. Abortion bans, like the one in El Salvador, are highly debated and protested (Friedman 25). This is because abortion, a perfectly normal and healthy alternative for women who are not ready to endure the experience of giving birth, is so restricted due to mostly religious reasons. If you base everyone’s rights and regulations on one certain religion, there will be protests and debates. There are over four-thousand…

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