Annette-superninja Davis10 months ago
spot on Joy!
spot on Joy!
Annette and Joy, I have been reading both your comments and would like to thank you both for your effort and energy in responding to the ignorance. It still amazes me that feminism is seen as a dirty word and justification of why women are still subordinated exists. Patriarchy and male power wont shift unless it is challenged and transformed, so thank you both for doing this. Women remain subordinate to men in terms of status, property, income, and autonomy. So for all those people who continue to spread their ideas about men being hard done by, here are some recent facts and statistics provided by UNIFEM & from my Property Law class. Women bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s poverty. Statistics indicate that women are more likely than men to be poor and at risk of hunger because of the systematic discrimination they face in education, health care, employment and control of assets. Poverty implications are widespread for women, leaving many without even basic rights such as access to clean drinking water, sanitation, medical care and decent employment. Being poor can also mean they have little protection from violence and have no role in decision making.Statistics show that -men own 99% of the world’s property and women just 1%. Not to mention that domestic violence is a leading cause of death for women ages 15-44 and that is in Australia and the United States. I encourage all men on this forum and women to watch this: http://www.upworthy.com/a-ted-talk-that-might-turn-every-man-who-watches-it-into-a-feminist-its-pretty-fantastic-7?g=2&c=ufb1