The paper "Acceptance of Thai Women’ s Political Role" is an outstanding example of a politics research proposal. Under the Constitution, every person is given an equal right to enjoy the privileges that come with their human existence. Basically, such equality means not only equality before the law (legal equality), but also equality of opportunity to seek the perfection of one’ s self and to achieve self-fulfillment. Equality also means liberty or freedom in terms of an absence of restraint imposed by the state. This idea developed from the liberal democracy and laissez-faire reactions against the feudal system which flourished in Europe from the 9th century to the 15th century.
Similar reactions against mercantilism and the absolutism of “ divine right” kings from the 15th and 18th century reinforced the need for equal human rights. In politics, equality came to mean the right to life, to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom from arbitrary arrest, protection by due process, and other civil and political rights. But it cannot be denied that the despite the supposedly guaranteed equal protection under the law and the equality of all human beings, women are still regarded inferior compared to men— specifically in the political arena.
In earlier days, women were not allowed to participate in many undertakings of political activities in society. They were not allowed to practice their right to suffrage (the right to vote in elections), and they were not allowed to actually participate in the governmental activity, to point of being prohibited from running for public office. This kind of situation is apparent in Asian countries, and more particularly in Thailand. It can be seen that Thai women are not being given the full extent of freedom as guaranteed by the law, but rather they are being limited and oppressed in terms of practising their political rights and privileges.
However, in other areas of their lives and professions, they are being allowed to practice in its fullness. They are regarded as important in certain areas and aspects of Thailand’ s activities, such as education. Research Objectives This study aims to examine the extent and the degree of acceptance of the political role of women in Thailand. In this regard, this study aims specifically to: Understand the different roles of women in Thailand. Examine the different rights which are granted to Thai women. Determine whether or not Thai women have equal rights as those of men. Understand the role being played by Thai women in the political arena. Determine whether Thai women have only limited access to political activities. Examine the factors that are limiting women’ s access to political activities. Determine whether or not Thai women have any influence on the political activities of Thailand. Understand the extent of the influence which Thai women have in politics. The usefulness of the Study This study is beneficial to the society of Thailand— and other nations as well— because it provides an eye-opener for people to see that even if women are not as physically strong as men, they can still do great things for the advancement of society.
They can assist in the development and improvement of society if they are able to participate in political activities. Also, this paper could serve as an aid for those nations that still treat women traditionally, by making them feel inferior or by keeping them at home to babysit and attend to the needs of the family.
This paper will reveal the things that women can do aside from washing the dishes and doing household chores. It will thus provide a guide as to how society can make use of the talents and knowledge of women in politics, and how to guard their rights and privileges.