07 Aug '17, 1pm

Is patriarchy really God’s dream for the world? https://t.co/2kxGlqvndE

Is patriarchy really God’s dream for the world? https://t.co/2kxGlqvndE

societies characterized by the subjugation of women are more violent, more impoverished, and more unjust than societies that empower women. In their excellent book Half the Sky , Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that “in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world.” Empowering women increases economic productivity, reduces infant mortality, contributes to overall improved health and nutrition, and increases the chances of education for the next generation. Several studies from UNICEF suggest that when women are given control over the family spending, more of the money gets devoted to education, medical care, and small business endeavors than when men control the purse strings. Similarly, when women vote and hold political office, public spending on health increases and child mortality rate declines. Ma...

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