Women's Rights in the Middle East

BY: Rachel Rabinowitz and Lizzy Jack -1/15/16- Pd 1

Why We Choose This Topic

Women's rights in the Middle East is a very frequent problem we are having today.The main Middle East countries that have the least women rights are Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Pakistan. We choose this topic because today there are a lot of problems in the world, where women do not have the same rights as men. Even today women are fighting to get the rights they want. Our driving question is "How can we inform people about women's rights in the Middle East.

Some Unfair Laws

Women in Saudi Arabia can not wear: clothes or make up that "show off their beauty,". The dress code is: a long black dress. Women can not interact with men AT ALL in public, and there not allowed to go for a swim. Also they can not compete freely in sports, and try on clothes when shopping. The most unusual restrictions are: reading a uncensored magazine, and buying a Barbie. A teenager in Yemen reported that she was attacked by a gang of men. When she told the court she was given more whiplashes because she was not with a men.

Our Opinion

Women's rights in the Middle East is an unsettled problem that many people overlook today. The men in the middle east control the women there. Did you know that girls, little girls can be sold off to men before their even ten? For marriage! And if the "wife" does not obey the husband she will be beaten. In fact, it is a law in many Middle Eastern countries that women must obey and do whatever the husband wants. Over time, the case has gotten better, but many feminists throughout the world have noticed a pattern. After the protesters get what they want, the case comes back over years. Our opinion is that the treatment women get in the Middle East is harsh and cruel and needs something to be done about it, now. The fact that women and even girls (little, innocent, wide-eyed girls like the ones in our class) are sold off for a goat. Is that really what men in the middle east think we are? An object claimed by one. It offends and appalls us. "Humans rights are women rights, and women's rights are human rights."-Hillary Clinton. The quote explains that women are humans too, so we need the rights we deserve. We have feelings and opinions. Even in U.S. (yes our country) has a few things that don't seem fair. For example, only 19% of women are on congress. To wrap this paragraph up, the restrictions and laws in the Middle East need to be changed.
Women's Rights in the Middle East
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