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Sexism Around The World

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Emily Johnson

on 23 March 2015

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-Rape is when someone is forced into sex
Domestic Violence
-One in four women in Russia will go through some sort of physical, verbal or emotional
Sexism Around The World
Emily Johnson
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Sexism against the female gender exists all over the world to this day
here are examples of the crimes against women done around the globe
Cat Calling
Unequal Payroll
Female Genital Mutilation
Sex Trafficking
The Catholic Church's View on Sexism
-The Catholic Church sees sexism as a social sin
My Personal Connection
- As a women, I believe that all people regardless of gender should be treated as equally
-One in every three women around the world
Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
-Once every 9 seconds in the US a women is physically abused
-Around the world, education for women is very scarce
-In Saudi Arabia, where women aren't even allowed to drive, girl's education isn't popular
-Saudi girls aren't allowed to get an education or even go outside without a males permission
-42% of women in the Middle East are illiterate while 22% of men are
-In the U.S. women only make up 1/4 of the Science Community
-Two thirds of those who are illiterate are women
-In western countries were women are allowed to work, they experience a huge wage gap and discrimination
-Around the world women are paid 50%-90% of a man's wages for doing the exact same job
-Pay inequality and discrimination is even higher for women of minority races
-Female Genital Mutilation is the removal or injuring of the external genitalia with the goal of inhibiting a women's sexual feelings
-Most often its preformed before puberty
-150 Million women across the glob are affected by FGM
-In some countries like Sierra Leone 90% of women have gone through FGM
-It is done for cultrual or "religious"
-Sex trafficking is human trafficking with the intent to force prostitution
-In Brazil most of the people forced into this practice are women and children
-This exists all over the world; in Europe, the UK, Asia and even in the US
- 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States
-The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day.
-The act of whistling, shouting or commenting at a women in a sexual nature
-Many men believe they are just paying a compliment, but in reality cat calling is a form of harassment
-99% of women have been a victim of street harassment
-87% have been a target of a sexist comment
-82% have been a victim of a vulgar gesture
-81% of female respondents were the target of sexually explicit comments
-75% of female respondents have been followed by an unknown stranger in public
-57% of women reported being touched or grabbed in a sexual way by a stranger in public.
-Street harassment limits people's mobility and access to public spaces. It is a form of gender violence and it's a human rights violation.
-Rape is a prominent crime against women and has been an issue for centuries
-More than 250,000 women report rape annually
-In one study, 33% of men around the world agreed with the assertion that "some women deserve rape"
-66% agreed that "the physical appearance and behaviors of women tempt men to rape"
-Rape deeply affects women physically as well as mentally
-Its considered the most under-reported violent crime due to the "shame and responsibility" stigma felt
-The US has the highest rape crime: with 1 in 6 women being victims
“The history of Christianity would have had a very different development if it had not been for the generous support of many women... who played an effective and precious role in spreading the Gospel. Their witness cannot be forgotten.”
-Pope Benedict XVI
-Although there are many controversies of the role of women in the Catholic Church
-Many Catholics think that women deserve to be ordained as priests
-Others think that the role should be exclusive to men because of tradition
St Paul said:
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to enquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.
1 Corinthians 14:34-35
-As a citizen of the world, I believe that all women around the world should have the same rights
-The majority of women have been a victim of sexism or will be a victim at some point in their life
-Every gender should be able to feel safe and not victimized in daily life
-Many have seen this controversial video of a women walking around New York for 8 hours, getting cat called 108 times
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