Society has failed our democracy. Today In America Women are still fighting on their right to exist. according to a video on youtube “Women have always had a strong stake in democracy.” How come women can’t be heard when democracy states that all citizens voice should be heard. According to wiki “Women are half of the world’s population, and as such their voice should be heard in the democratic process”. But when it comes to what democracy really is, it doesn’t not mention anything about women voice should be excluded. In fact a democracy needs women in order to be democratic. And we as women needs to be part of the democracy if they are to change the systems, laws, bettering societies as a whole. I have come to an understanding that since history when women could not vote, we are letting that stop us from having a voice, one thing we are forgetting is that we are part of this world and we need to come to an understanding that without us that there is no democracy.
Although these confrontations has happened in the past with women, it is still a good idea to keep fighting for what is right. This has been a universal goal for women all across the globe. There are progress of trying to have more women representatives in the office. The number seems to be slowly increasing. According to Wiki “They still average less than one in five parliamentarians and are also poorly represented in local decision-making bodies, whether as mayors or local council members.”
According to the United nations “ the active participation of women, on equal terms with men, at all levels of decision-making is essential to the achievement of equality, sustainable development, peace and democracy”. I think that women are still represented not well represented in elected positions such as, president, or house of representative and etc. “Accountability institutions are not consistent in ensuring that power-holders answer to women for failures to protect women’s rights or respond to their needs.”
In most cases the lack of access for women is going up and it is throwing our democracy to the floor. You can’t build a house invite everyone and say ‘No women” That is just deceiving. Women should not be getting pay less than man, this is not our idea democracy. According to history house “Initially, women reformers addressed social and institutional barriers that limited women’s rights; including family responsibilities, a lack of educational and economic opportunities, and the absence of a voice in political debates.” The key word is “Initially” but it has become way more than that because we are in the present and I feel like very little has change. This should a matter of quick change, not change overtime and slowing the process down. In Conclusion we are women and we are part of the American Democracy, and wee need to stop thinking that men are superior and women are inferior.