You would think that in a modern world like this such things as violence and discrimination against women wouldn’t exist. However, millions of women around the world suffer opression on a daily basis.
The belief that women are less valuable than men has caused horrific crimes against female babies in countries such as Egypt, China and India where Female infanticide has reached the millions. Although no parent wants to have a daughter they all want a wife for their sons, and often in acts of desperation kidnap little girls to raise them and marry them to their sons increasing the numbers on human trafficking vicitims.
In countries like Amsterdarm window shopping has been taken to a whole new level in one of its more popular touristic locations, The Red Light District. A location that goes from sex shops to brothels with girls standing around in minimal clothing waiting to be bought. Making women the most common target of human sex trafficking.
However, oppresion not only happens in third world countries and far away lands. In the United States women have been portrayed by media as nothing more than broken body parts, with no ambitions or dreams. We have been contioned to believe that our looks and sexual appeal are the only ways to success, and it has to end.
The belief that women are commodities, less valuable, and made to please men has made feminism a necessary movement all over the world. Becuase it’s time we see women be free and equal.
“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.”
—Susan B. Anthony