Schmidt’s tenets majorly described as the Ahimsa principle focus on the need to shun violence in our society. The principle primarily means not to cause injury or circumvent behaviors or activities that lead to pain on human beings as well as the animals. Though the principle pays more attention to the Hinduism religion, it is multidimensional and applicable to all regions. The principle assets that a human being possesses the divine spiritual energy, this means causing pain on fellow human being is tantamount to hurting yourself (Maschike 109). The principle went further to admonish the nation that violence on the human being has profound consequences.
Canada as a country has registered several incidents on women violence. Worst to mention, the murder of fourteen women due to gender at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreat is a matter that shocked the global world. Canadian statistics report conducted in 1993 reveal that half of Canadian women invariably experience both physical and sexual violence. The data show that more than 3000 women stay in shelters on several nights to escape sexual abuses from male counterparts (Oikawa 85). Obnoxiously, the Canadian society is a victim of gender discrimination; women have mostly faced biases both in employment opportunities as well as a nomination in the key positions. Due to the stated reasons the Canadian society should ultimately apply the Schmidt’s law to transform their society to a changed state. The fact is once the male counterparts in the Canadian nation have embraced and ingrained Ahimsa principle then there will be no more causing pain on a fellow human being. The principle will be an eye opener to Canadian society, warning them of dire consequences linked with violence on women. The teaching of Schmidt’s law must spread through the mentioned society to exterminate the heinous act on the vulnerable women.
Feminist theory of Ynestra King majorly argued that the environment ought to be free of racism coupled with sexual violence against women. Additionally, Ynestra King affirmed that women should never be subjected to discrimination and untold oppression. The mentioned items that Ynestra King fought against were vividly evidence in the Canadian nation. Women in Canada underwent massive violations and discrimination from the military that was supposedly part of the Canadian government. The women’s inclusion in the Canadian army had myriad obstacles. The Canadian government argued that women were unfit for the military job due to periodical menstruation and pregnancy. The highlighted was vivid discrimination against the women since the mentioned reasons were established to be untrue and unrealistic. Additionally, the government claimed that since women gave lives, it would be wrong for them to take those same lives, a clear evidence of feministic discrimination. Ironically, the government declared that women had enough roles in the society, therefore, admitting them to the military meant additional burden on them. The specified argument was baseless and equally discriminative.
In the military, women suffered extreme sexual violence. For instance, there existed a substantial rape of women in the military. Ynestra King strongly opposed such devastating oppressions against women. Additionally, the mentioned women were subjected to low jobs such as cleaners, a major demonstration of oppression. Notably, women got employed as nurses. After the Second World War, one eighty female nurses got retained in the army. Interestingly, the government argued that women were emotional and sexually attractive (Harrison 10). The government claimed that the cited reason would prevent effective military activities and that the military needed change. Prevalently, the Canadian cadets got subjected to painful training that had detrimental effects on women. The mentioned fatal training was a clear evidence of sexual oppression. Ynestra King vehemently opposed the mentioned discrimination and massive oppression that the Canadian women underwent in the military.
Harrison, Deborah. Violence against Women in Canadian Military Communities. Canada: James Lorimer & amp Company, 2002. Print
Maschike, Karen J. The Legal Response to Violence against Women. USA: Taylor & Francis, 1997. Print
Oikawa, Mona. Cartographies of Violence: Japanese Canadian Women, Memory and the Subject of the Internet. Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Print