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Why Feminism Isn’t Dead…

22 Nov

Because 64% of the illiterate people in the world are female
Because only half of all women in North America can expect a company pension and at half of what most men collect
Because in some countries a woman’s testimony only counts half as much as a man’s
Because 99% of the world’s wealth is held by men
Because many women do not have access to birth control or safe abortion
Because genital mutilation still occurs within many cultures
Because 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape
Because rape within marriage isn’t counted as rape in many areas (and by many people)
Because women make up 80% of the 800,000 people trafficked annually, with 79% trafficked for sexual exploitation
Because 60 million girls worldwide are married before they turn 18, often in arranged marriages
Because only 20 countries out of 196 currently have a female head of state

Because murder occurs in the name of honour within our borders
Because women should be treated as equals – no more and certainly, no less.

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4 Comments

Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Feminism

 

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4 responses to “Why Feminism Isn’t Dead…

  1. An Embarrassment of Freedom

    November 22, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Important issues to be reminded of….we are often too complacent in our own lives to face these problems.

     
    • cupconversations

      November 23, 2011 at 12:26 AM

      Thanks for the feedback L. I’m a little afraid I’ve scared people off but I want to get people thinking and talking. I know too many people (men and women) who think that women are completely equal now and that feminists should just get on with life.

       
  2. An Embarrassment of Freedom

    November 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Look up the following bloggers….flippingchannels (science,cool gal), woman weilding words, out of my mind, words drop from my eyes Restless Writers.. (writers) and for a very edgy satirist…. barking in the dark ( he might be a challenge politically but otherwise, a softie, well….rather intimidating softie…. but he has been helpful to my writing process…lots out there to choose from…

     
  3. arbohl

    December 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    Thank you! It is always so refreshing to hear other people satin these things. I’m often disappointed when people associate women (and men) with a certain stigma for claiming to be feminists. At the school in which I teach, girls are still stuck with the idea that they aren’t the ones who control they’re lives. It is a sad reality for a lot of girls.

     

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