Current Events Reflection

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The last couple weeks, in Cultural Literacy we have been reading articles about men and women and how they are treated throughout the world. Some of the articles were positive things, but most of the articles were negative. I am going to explain this in reasons, and using articles that have examples of this. By the end of these couple weeks, I saw that men and women in the U.S. and around the World are not treated equally. The first reason I do not think that men and women are treated equally in the U.S. and around the world is because women living in war zones are at a bigger risk than the men fighting in the war are. Yemini women say that the hunger and violence that they go through has gotten worse. All the women wanted was to be able to have jobs and security. These women were not given that. Instead to survive some women have to pull their children out of school to have them beg. Some of the threats had pushed many women away from their own homes. These women do not have their own identities; they are put on a social security card with a husband, father, or brother. If the woman does not have any of these people in their lives, then the woman would not exist to any legal system. The second reason I do not think that men and women are treated equally in the U.S. and around the world is because women are not able to choose who they marry. A woman in Pakistan ran away with the man that she wanted to be with and eloped. This is very looked down upon in the country. Since this happened the couple has 2 kids and has moved twice in order to get away from threats to their lives. The woman’s family did not like her decision at all, they have told police that the man had kidnapped her and have also had people go to their house and give them death threats. They are trying to have a normal life but none of these people are letting them. The third reason I do not think

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