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Today is the 100th International Women’s Day. To recognize this, it is important to realize how far women truly are from equality.  being about half the population, women make far less than half the income and own far less than half the property. Women are far more likely to be raped than men are. In some countries, women are still denied the vote. Patriarchal religions are used to infringe on the rights of women and to hold them back. Too many places infringe on women’s reproductive rights. The list can go on and on.

Feminism is more necessary than ever.

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Comments on: "How far we’ve yet to go" (2)

  1. While most of what you said can be chalked up to injustice, the rape statistic is to be expected.

    90% of men are into women (including bisexuals). 25% of men are into men. Statistically speaking, a woman is far more likely to be raped by a man.

    Now, as far as women go, first of all, rape is a bit hard for them to pull off. Second, even if they DO pull it off, if they’re doing it to a man, statistically speaking, he’s less likely to report it as rape because he’s more likely to change his mind about whether it was rape.

    Ergo, expecting that statistic to change isn’t realistic. Instead of focusing on proportions, we should focus on reducing or eliminating rape (futile as that may seem) because that actually has a chance at succeeding.

  2. Seeing that rape is really about violence and not sex, maybe we should focus more on trying to eliminate the reasons why certain individuals feel the need to hurt others.

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