May 13, 2010

Gender Disparity

It is sad that despite the progress women have made in gaining equality and control of their own bodies, gender disparity continues to be an issue. Women are still paid less than men for the same job -- 75 cents to every dollar. Women are still harassed and have lower expectations forced on them in male-dominated fields. Women are still being denied complete ownership of their bodies -- forced to see an ultrasound of the fetus they want to abort, mutilated to "preserve" their chastity, or publicly executed because they were raped. It is estimated that the number of female infants killed purposefully each year (infanticide) is greater than those killed in all the wars of the twentieth century. Knowing all this, it breaks my heart that the hatred and fear of women remains instilled in many men.
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