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Speaking of Human RightHuman rights are legal rights that claim all humans are equal regardless of age, gender,race, religion, and language. I will be discussing the similarities and differences between, “ThePerils of Indifference'' by Elie Wiesel and “On Women's Right to Vote” by Susan B. Anthony. Thedifference between Wiesel and Anthony’s speech is the theme and gender. The similaritybetween the two articles is human rights. Wiesel discusses a man fighting for freedom andAnthony is about a woman fighting for equal rights. Anthony is concerned about women votingand Wiesel is about indifference and injustice. In both speeches the main subject is standing forwhat is right and treating people as human.The first similarities between both speeches is human rights, indifference or concern.According to Wiesel, “Indifference, then, is not only a sin, it is a punishment.” (Wiesel, 1999).Ignoring the wrongs around you is not the right thing to do. Lack of concern because somethingdoes not involve you is selfishness. People ignored the problems in both cases until it becamealmost unbearable and it got to the point where it was almost too late. Elie Wiesel also statesthat the government failed the people in Europe, they focused on the rich people rather than thepoor. Because these individuals were poor people, in the lower class, the government thoughtthey deserved to be tortured and killed. According to Anthony, the government is hateful towardswomen as well as the poor. In both cases, the government is treating them as if they wereinhumans. Being poor meant that you have no right of defense, and the rich can do whatever

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