Life In Pakastan Essay

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The Huffington Post featured a timeworn article from the Daily Mirror asking its readers, "If a woman needs it, should she be spanked?" One of the respondents Teddy Gallel said, "It teaches them whose boss, and that a lot of women tend to forget this is a man's world and a lot of men who stepped down as boss of a family wished they hadn't." From one period to another until recently this was the common belief among men and some woman alike. Men were superior to women and they should be subservient to their husbands. Women in the past had very little rights. There was a time in America when women were not allowed to vote, own property and it was legal for men to use physical violence against ...view middle of the document...

Many saw being raped as the victims fault, instead of the rapists fault. This caused women to be fearful to seek a higher education. Pakistani women aspired to seek a higher education but feared due to the professors being abusive and using the educational system to fail them if they did not perform such sexual favors. The original Islamic cultural in which the Pakistanis used to follow, involved protecting the women and treating them with respect and kindness. These teachings all changed over a vast period of time, and created many women to be victimized by any man. In a male-dominated society, women cannot accomplish hardly anything, and they often do not realize their full potential. Being beat, and abused leads many women to commit suicide, which is essentially the tradition for many women of the Pakistani culture.
Although American women did not go through those extremes, they did struggle in the eyes of the American law. Women alike were not allowed to vote, not allowed to have many jobs, and they were mainly placed as housewives to raise their children while their husbands were at war. Women were also not allowed to further their education, own property, fight in the war, be in the army, and were looked upon as ‘less superior’ than men. Many believed that the woman’s place was in the home. Due to this, woman were not only expected but encouraged to marry, have children, be nurturing, emotional, caring, and attractive. When the wife would disobey the husband they would scold her, and make her immensely afraid, but if this approach did not work they would take a stick and beat her. For they say “it is better to punish the body and correct the soul...

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