Women Empowerment and Sexuality: Ancient and Modern perspectives

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Rahul Singh


According to Bromfield (129-130) despite sexual slavery and women trafficking gaining substantial attention from the social work profession in the present times and has been demonstrated as a contemporary human rights abuse. Movements against sexual slavery were famous in both the US and Great Britain with feminist organisations and social workers having a major say in campaigns to avoid the sex trade. In the progressive era, first time the sex workers were portrayed in the US as being trafficked without their consent for prostitution by male agents. Women’s endeavour plays a major part to strengthen the vitality of human civilisation by their dominance and incarcerations to create a swift growth in all areas in this world for ages (Pal 1). Many women in ancient times especially in India were refused rights to property and equality because of caste system, joint family network, absence of basic education and racial discrimination. Slowly problems of disparity and discrimination on women started to appear as an outcome of custom and women became limited to domestic work (Pradeep 96).

Women in the ancient times were recognised as wives and mothers and their position was secondary to men. Most of the people argue that the common changes introduced in the mid-20th century feminist drive were for the better. Domestic violence currently is a misconduct and women’s related issues do not take the back seat in the current times as women now have better educational background and opportunities than earlier times (Whetmore 1). This essay aims to assess the women empowerment and sexuality during the earlier and current period. It will evaluate the development that has been brought during the present times and how women are being empowered and freed predominantly from sex trades and their children have a better future in terms of education, living and basic needs.

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