By Dylan Shanes 5/10 1/2

What are the effects of unfair treatment of men and women in a particular country?


Men have full power in the family
  • "Our men think earning money and ordering others around is where power lies" (116)
  • "In our society for a girl to flirt with any man brings shame on the family, though it's alright for men" (66)
  • "While boys and men could roam freely about town, my mother and I could not go out without a male relative to accompany us, even if it was a five year old boy!" (26)

Girls aren't appreciated as much as men are

  • "I was a girl in a land where rifles were fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children" (13)
  • "In the morning when my father was given cream or milk his sisters were given tea with no milk. When a chicken was slaughtered for dinner, the girls would get wings and the neck while the luscious breast meat was enjoyed by my father, his brother and my grandfather" (29)
  • "We were told she had committed suicide, but we later discovered her own family had poisoned her" (67)


Women are restricted in what they wear

  • "Women in the North follow the tradition of covering their heads and entire bodies to the ankles."
  • "Headlines have been made about women in nonstandard forms of dress and the punishments they receive."

Women get more harsh punishments than men do

  • "Any conduct or clothing violation of public decency be punished with 40 lashes. The law, which mainly targets women."
  • "'The laws in Sudan are founded on a women-are-the-devil mentality,' Osman said. 'In my country, women are punished on a daily basis.'"


Women do all of the work whilst restricted in the house

  • "She works harder than men and she dies earlier... feeding kids, cleaning the house, taking care of the live stocks."
  • "ethical code of the society expects women to remain restricted within four walls of home."

Women are discouraged from doing activities

  • "Many times when women venture out of the home to take part in other types of activities such as going to school, owning businesses, and participating in politics they are often held back or discouraged."
  • Religious traditions can coordinate to making women second-class citizens"

Work Cited

El-Sanosi, Maha. "The Violation of Women's Rights in Sudan: In the Name of the Law." Think Africa Press, 5 Apr. 2012. Web.

Gordon, Nicole. "What Types of Clothes Do They Wear in Sudan?" EHow. Demand Media, 22 Sept. 2009. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.

Mutiga, Murithi. "Sudan's 'morality' Laws Punish Women, Report Finds." The Gaurdian, 2 Oct. 2014. Web.

"Nepal Democracy." Nepal Democracy. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.

"REAL NEPAL NEPALI WOMENS RIGHTS AND LIFE." Real Nepal. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2015.

Yousafzai, Malala, and Christina Lamb. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.
From doing this research I have learned that many other cultures in the world don't have lives as good as our lives are. In addition, in other countries and places around the Earth women are imprisoned in their house and not allowed to leave.