March 8th, 2011

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

International Women's Day: Not There Yet

Women have a Day.   International Women's Day.  Today is that Day.   It would take far more than a Day to begin to outline how many ways, in how many cultures, in how many places, women are still being mistreated by religious, cultural, national, social "traditions" that are aimed specifically at keeping women in their place and under someone else's control.  It's an old story.  And it's a new story, a very fresh story.  

Because every single day, in every country around the world, women and girls are denied basic freedoms, denied access to resources, and subject to the control of those who do not respect them.  Every day, women and girls are raped...and someone in power suggests that it wasn't really rape, it was "her" fault.   Every day, women are expected to take less and be grateful for it,  allow others to make their decisions and limit their freedoms.  And if they complain...they're not being good women.
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