Women in the US vs. women in Pakistan

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To some, equality is viewed as a God-given right, whereas to others it simply just does not exist. Gender, race, and economic status may sometimes be the determining factor on how important one is in certain societies and it has been this way for centuries all over the world. A woman’s self-worth, the value of a woman to her society, and a woman’s independence from the male population are three apparent dissimilarities of females in the United States and females in Pakistan (Fallaci). In “The Useless Sex”, Oriana Fallaci explains how from birth, Pakistani women are taught that they do not exist. They do not have the right to vote, make their own decisions, and they definitely cannot voice their individual opinions in society. Even the father of Pakistani girls believes that their daughters are nothing more than a future “breeding tool. The role of these young girls once married is to produce as many males as their body will allow. That way, the women in Pakistan grow up with the mentality that they are just the backstage crew in the production of life. Sadly, it seems that the women in Pakistan honestly believe that they are below the men in their country because they continue to allow this behavior to continue, without revolutionizing like the women in many other countries, including the US, once did. On the other hand, women in the United States are taught to love and respect themselves. Opposing Pakistan costumes, a woman that has a positive outlook on herself is found to be more appealing and attractive to the male population than a woman who is constantly putting herself down. Because the women in America today are taught by their parents and other members of society that they are valuable members of humanity from the day they are brought into the world, the vast majority of them would never let the male population control the direction of their
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