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Great New York Times article about women in the developing world

The Global Justice Center is pleased to share an article from the latest edition of the New York Times magazine about changing the lives of women in the developing world as a way to change the world: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/magazine/23Women-t.html?pagewanted=1&_..., a great piece that highlights how crucial women are to change, a belief central to the work the Global Justice Center does.

"IN THE 19TH CENTURY, the paramount moral challenge was slavery. In the 20th century, it was totalitarianism. In this century, it is the brutality inflicted on so many women and girls around the globe: sex trafficking, acid attacks, bride burnings and mass rape.

Yet if the injustices that women in poor countries suffer are of paramount importance, in an economic and geopolitical sense the opportunity they represent is even greater...."

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jap21's picture

Interesting

I read the article. I found it very well written and I agree with it in the perspective that women should be paid more financial attention worldwide.

My only regret is to see that the writer is a man, and as a man, his perspective is that the story of this woman is alright as it is, when there is something missing: husband's responsibility. We should all be aware that we need to work with families as complete units, because men have been trying to run away from responsiblities for the last 30 years or so (since women began sexual revolution), and the truth is that their hormones give them enough physical power to work more than any women ... and loafing around for them is a gift women should NOT be willing to give out.

I don't think that men should be allowed to linger, wear pretty clothes and fool around with younger girls (.. or boys!), just because a woman can take care of the bills. That, my friends, is not fair. And as long as we allow it to keep happening, we will be seeing more broken families... and more men living it up while women are working in three roles.

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

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