Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

"It is 2011 and a man is still likely to earn more money than a woman even when doing the same job, you have a far better chance of entering political office or becoming a company director, has a man you’re less likely to be judged for promiscuous behavior which is just as well frankly, and hardly any chance of falling victim to sexual assault, and unlike the thirty thousand women in the UK who loose their jobs annually due to pregnancy there will be virtually no risk to your career if you chose to become a parent or became one accidentally, for someone with such a fondness for women I wonder if you ever considered what it might be like to be one.

The world has changed but the numbers remain stacked against us, women are responsible for two thirds of the work done world wide yet earn any ten percent of the total income and owe one percent of the property, it’s not just about money and power, every year seventy million girls are deprived of even a basic education and a staggering sixty million are sexually assaulted on their way to school, we‘re afraid to walk the streets at night yet some of us are even more afraid to return to our own homes, at least one in four are victims of domestic violence, and every week two women in the UK are killed by a current or former partner, so... are we equals? Until the answer is yes we must never stop asking."

2 comments:

Astrid said...

Adoro! O mundo é quase das mulheres e não adianta discutir (até porque se há discussão é pior). Ui, cuidado e todos para o abrigo! Buumm :) o/\o

Structurally Diffuse said...

:) R-E-S-P-E-C-T