If Dead Women Could Talk

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If Dead Women Could Talk
Even fifty years after the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was established, violence against woman and girls is still a global problem (Women and Human Rights). Ireland’s Supreme Court refused a 14-year-old the right to travel to England to get an abortion after being raped be her father’s best friend. Only after she threatened suicide did they relent (Women and Human Rights). There are many ignorant people of both genders that do not understand the importance of feminism and gender equality. Feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Recently, in a class we were asked to raise our hand if we considered ourselves a feminist. I was the only one out of about 20 people that raised their hand. This only proves how misinformed the general population is about this issue. Feminists and activists for gender equality are not seen as they truly are. Gender equality is believing that men and women deserve the same respect, and that is something that has been stripped from women everywhere. I believe that women should be able to stand up for their beliefs freely, be equal to men, and that the general population should know what feminism is and how important it is.
The Consequence of Beliefs
Feminists receive mistreatment every day, all over the world for standing up for the rights of women. In October 2014, Utah State University received a letter stating that if they did not
cancel their event featuring feminist speaker Anita Sarkessian a “Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out” (Feminist Speaker Receives Death Threats). The Canadian Blogger has received a number of death, rape and bombing threats. A female activist cannot spread the truth about an outstanding issue in today’s society without being threatened. How many woman are we going to let walk around in…...

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