Women have been helping each other even when there have been risks and deaths

Women have been helping each other even when there

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and deaths. Women have been each other’s protection against violence, silence, and cruelty. Nowadays there are so many organizations that support feminism such as the #MeToo Movement, UN Women, International Women’s Health Coalition, etc. Today women have rights that protect them. Women have the right to be independent, the right to have an abortion, read, etc. Unlike The Handmaid’s Tale, women don’t have to address what decisions they have made in the past or be judged upon those decisions. Although there has been a lot of controversy between many laws that are about women, they are still given the chance to speak up and have a voice. Nice Leng’ete, a woman of change, an inspiration of today helped over 15,000 Kenyan females avoid female genital mutilation. Earlier in 2018, Leng’ete stood up along with other women against the practice of female genital mutilation, after she had escaped of being a participant herself, along with her sister. After female genital mutilation was banned from
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Figueroa 4Kenyan in 2011 these acts still occurred ; this didn’t stop Leng’ete from speaking up. “ Leng'ete's advocacy work was in part responsible for the Masai deciding to change their traditional oral constitution to ban female genital mutilation” (The Women Shaping 2018). Women like Leng’ete’s are the reason why women are empowering each other to become someone strong and flourish even when they have gone through a challenging obstacle. In The Handmaid’s Tale, the theme is that manipulation is power, one must impose it against women. Women don’t have power of their own, for as Aunt Lydia is supposed to be this great mentor for the women at The Red but she over uses her power and becomes a manipulator herself. There is this high power that makes not only women but others placed into categories based on worthiness. The life in Gilead is horror turned into normalcy, “Ordinary, said Aunt Lydia, is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary” (Atwood 123). A woman is being taught how to act and how to obey their
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