What would you say if you wanted to convey that women’s rights to freedom, safety, public spaces, seeking self reliance or happiness etc should not be viewed as privileges?
What are we generally thinking of when we say ‘Respect Women’?
I think respecting women would be respecting women’s right to Human Rights. It would mean not expecting women to have to ‘earn’ basic rights (viewed as birthright by the rest of the population).
Abida Nahid shared this on Facebook this morning, with the message, “Zero vision day.”
Can asking the society to ‘Respect Women’ be compared to asking men to be chivalrous to women – where basic courtesies extended to everybody else become an indulgence when extended to women?
Maybe instead of ‘Respect Women’, we could say, “Respect Women’s Rights’? But again, that implies choice.
What would you say if you wanted to convey that women’s rights to freedom, self reliance, safety, happiness, loitering, public spaces should not be viewed as privileges?