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Sahar D. Sattarzadeh

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Women's rights is not a women's issue; it's a human issue. How can we ensure, therefore, that women and men are working side-by-side?

Oftentimes, women arise to address the injustices and oppression that target themselves. However, if women all over the world are experiencing prejudice and discrimination because of their gendered identities, doesn't it make sense to educate and empower men, who predominantly comprise the "side of the oppressor"? The rights of women cannot be realized until men are also invited to advocate on their counterparts' behalf. So how can we achieve this?


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  • Jul 8 2013: Women have evolved to be oppressed it's a simple fact. But this "oppression" as you call it is unbelievably natural and the only way it will change is when women evolve into mirror opposites of men or vise versa any women in america could become like any man in america if they had the desire and drive to do so but obviously they don't because they aren't.
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      Jul 8 2013: So women shouldn't have the same civil rights as men? Please clarify.
      • Jul 8 2013: yes we are on the way to equality we are just not there yet

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