I began this assignment with the assumption that women’s rights were limited to abortion/reproductive rights and voting.
With just a brief and admittedly superficial reading (WIKIPEDIA FOR THE WIN!), was able to remind me of how throughout the world and during history, how restricted women have been.
As I become increasingly disaffected with the modern feminism movement, I was tempted to dismiss women’s rights entirely. But seeing the historical gains softened me a little.
The best highlight:
“Issues commonly associated with notions of women’s rights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to be free from sexual violence; to vote; to hold public office; to enter into legal contracts; to have equal rights in family law; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to have reproductive rights; to own property; to education.“
We’ve come a long way baby indeed.