Feminism: Woman and Crime American Women Essay examples

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What’s Feminism?
Feminism (fem-uh-niz-uhm) is the doctrine advocating social, political and all other rights of women equal to those of men. For years, women have faced violence, discrimination, and injustice all around the world. Sadly, women have faced sexual violence, domestic violence, mutilation and other cruelties. We need to help make our society better.

Facts
Around the world women make up 22% of parliamentarians
Violence is an issue with 1 in 3 women across the world experiencing violence
Globally, 65 million girls are not in school.
People between the ages of 15 and 24 who cannot read or write, 61 percent of them are women.
People between ages 15 and 24 who can’t read or write, 61 percent of them are women
Women make up 80% of all refugees
More than 60 million girls worldwide are child brides
603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime
American Women earn 78% of what men earn
It’s estimated that women and children are trafficked 14,500 to 17,500 in the U.S
Over 100 countries have laws that deny women's participation in the economy

“Ain’t I a Woman?” by Sojourner Truth
"Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the Negroes of the South and the women of the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about? That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, orver mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I could have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man- when I could get it- and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a…