Rights and Morality in Michael Ignatieff ‘s “The Rights Revolution”

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Rights and Morality in Michael Ignatieff 's "The Rights Revolution"
Michael Ignatieff describes the fact that the sexual revolution has become part of the rights revolution, because of a connection between rights and morality. There is a need to recognize that the idea of rights is connected to an understanding of equal recognition for every person. This essay will explore the framework of the rights revolution and its effect on the sexual revolution, specifically looking at the relationship between men and women.
The relationship between men and women has changed a lot since the 1960s, according to Ignatieff. This is because, as he writes, the rights revolution has brought on a number of changes in equality that have changed the lives of...
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.....laim those rights. While women have worked hard to assert their rights, for example, so have minorities with respect to language, sexuality, ethnicity and different abilities also begun to assert theirs as well.
But at the same time, this division does not have to be the case. This is because political equality and rights, like sexual equality, does not have to mean that everyone believes the same thing. Nonetheless, as Ignatieff writes, it is this diversity of belief and the rights revolution that has made it difficult for Canadian politicians to attain a majority in government because of the fact that many different coalitions act to fragment the interests of the Canadian people, and how they vote in both provincial and federal elections.