The 38-year-old's life has been in her father's control since 2008.
Once you notice how many parts of our culture normalize rape, you'll start seeing it everywhere.
This girl is on fyah.
Oftentimes it's a lot more subtle.
Is one a sign of greater emancipation and one a sign of greater oppression? Is it outrageous to ask the question?
"I definitely can remember being called a squaw and a man assuming that he had access to me, to my body, to my hair."
Concerns have been recently raised about the Muslim Toronto police chaplain on his personal views about women and marriage. Officer Musleh Khan's viewpoints come across as strongly patriarchal and infantalizing of women.
"I think there’s not one solution, there’s multiple, multiple solutions that can be pursued at the same time."
As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'
n the past decade, Indonesia has progressed in terms of female labour force participation. However, only 51 per cent of Indonesian women are currently engaged in the labour force. This is due to several barriers, including the fact that women are tied to culture, traditions, beliefs and customs.