If women and girls everywhere were treated as equal to men in rights, dignity, and opportunity, we would see political and economic progress everywhere. So this is not only a moral issue, which, of course, it is. It is an economic issue and a security issue, and it is the unfinished business of the 21st century. It therefore must be central to U.S. foreign policy.
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An Indian protester holds a placard as she sits on a sidewalk during a protest in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The hours-long gang-rape and near fatal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi triggered outrage and anger across the country Wednesday as Indians demanded action from authorities who have long ignored persistent violence and harassment against women. The placard reads “I have the right to live in the country.”
(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (via bettyrizz)
As much as I cannot stand this book, she does have some brilliant moments in it.
Attacking femaleness, deriding ‘girly stuff’ and rolling your eyes at ‘women’s issues’ declaring yourself a ‘tomboy’ who gets along better with men because women are silly or pretty or whatever these are expressions of internalized sexism. If that’s the way you feel about your own sex you’ll be doomed to feel inferior no matter what you achieve in life.