Define human rights. In your opinion, what are the rights that all should have? How has contemporary feminism altered the debate on human rights? How active should the United States be ensuring that all nations respect the human rights of their citizens? ANS: Human rights are rights that all human beings are entitled to without regard to race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, language or any other status. We are all entitled to these right without discrimination. These rights may be interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights identifies the rights that all people are entitled to without discrimination. These rights are life, liberty and security of person; freedom from slavery and servitude; freedom from torture, or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment; equality before the law; not being subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; freedom of movement and residence; nationality; the right to marriage and to found a family; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; peaceful assembly and association; work, health and education.
In my opinion, everyone is entitled to basic human rights. Regardless of what status an individual occupies, all people should have right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The right to life should entitle us to live a life free from cruelty, injustice and equality. In order to enjoy life, people should have income and food security. The right to life should entitle us to freedom of speech, assembly and religion. Also people should be allowed to live a lifestyle they chose to and marry who they want. Human rights are inalienable.
They should not be taken away, except in specific situations and according to the due process. The right to liberty may be restricted if a person is found guilty of a crime by a competent court of law. Justice should not only be served but should be seen to be served. All people should have access to the courts and be treated equally before the court of law. Contemporary feminists have a great impact on human rights. Feminist’s theory is woman centered and interdisciplinary, and it actively promotes ways to achieve social justice.
The three core questions feminist theory explore are: (1) what about the women? (2) Why is the social world as it is? (3) How can we change and improve the social world as to make it a more just place for women and for all people? Feminist contemporary question the differences between women, including how race, class, ethnicity and age intersect with gender. They are most concerned with giving a voice to women and highlighting the various ways widen have contributed to society. Feminist work hard to make sure universal human right are applied to women and women have a role in implementation of those rights.
Because women and children are the venerable members of society, they make sure that women are not only respected but also protected. They make sure women are given voices and they are heard. United States being a super power have a major role in making sure basic human rights are respected throughout the world. For United States to be able to enforce and expect other countries to respect human rights, it should be seen that United States itself respect those very rights it expects other countries to respect.
In this regard all countries should be held to the same standard. When it falters in this role, its clout diminishes. All human rights are indivisible, whether they are civil and political rights, such as right to life, equality before the law and freedom of expression; economic, social and cultural rights, such as the right to work, social security and education. The improvement of one right facilitates advancement of the others. Likewise, the deprivation of one right adversely affects the others.