Trafficking of girls and women for use as sex slaves remains rampant in many communities.
Rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence traumatize girls and women, make family and community life unsafe, and limit women’s freedom of movement through public spaces.
Historically, sexism has taken a number of overt and undeniable forms, most of them instances of institutionalized sexism.
For example, laws in many countries limit women’s rights to vote, to attend school, or to occupy certain professions; define the ownership and control of girls and women by men, including wives by their husbands; legitimize sexual coercion and violence; and limit reproductive rights.
As an example, imagine yourself in the following scenario, and then answer the question at the end.
This is a thought experiment that both women and men can use to try to grasp some of the cumulative effects of everyday sexism.
I was the one who devalued my skill by comparing myself with boys.Though the cultural communities they inhabit vary dramatically, sexism nonetheless is built into every community’s cultural norms and practices, its moral code, its notions of common sense, and often into its laws as well.The term “sexism” is meant to illuminate not merely the ways in which females are treated differently than males across the world, but specifically the ways females are mistreated and disadvantaged by the difference. If you like this chapter, please check out the book!I struggle with feeling ashamed for even having this feeling. In contrast, he has shown he values, trusts, and wants my input, ideas, and experiences for this chapter.