Their freedom is being heavily restricted, and their rights are being violated, all under the guise of protecting them.
Whilst patriarchal oppression is the default state many female small-town residents unconsciously accept and internalise, there are also shining examples of women this system has failed to intimidate.
From the onset of puberty, girls are taught to fear their sexual nature and hide their bodies as changes in their physical appearance reveal an ‘impure’ part of themselves.
Increasing the student’s encounter with feminist ideas on a textual level is great, but is unlikely to be effective on its own,
The incapacity of self-criticism conforms to the patriarchal, heteronormative system that community members have been spoon-fed since birth.
“I was project unlearn. I was a bitter, twisted, angry woman”
Abortion has always existed. But the social acceptance of this choice is very much variable among time and place.
This reality is not the global status quo, but a city-centric phenomenon that has yet to reach local communities of small towns and villages like my hometown.
As long as practices like forced sterilization take place, equality between genders is a complete myth.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a cultural icon.
“Did you know that women in healthcare are one of the most vulnerable groups?” asked my mother, who has been a doctor for 25 years.
The women were able to bring their case to trial based on race discrimination, or gender discrimination, but not both