Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The situation of women worldwide

To read this article a few days after the International Women's Day hurts.

"Women in rich countries are also vulnerable to pimps, rapists and wife-beaters. Dowry deaths, honour killings and female genital mutilation all happen in the UK. Girls are taken to Harley Street clinics by their Somali-born parents to be mutilated in the name of culture. Pakistani families send girls “home” to marry a cousin they have never met, often before puberty. Women born into Turkish families can be killed by their male relatives for daring to love an unsuitable man."

http://www.astreetjournalist.com/2010/03/09/a-weapon-against-half-the-world/

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