International Women's Day.
Cross posted from Great Satan's Girlfriend: http://greatsatansgirlfriend.blogspot.com/2008/03/internatl-gendercide-day.html
Much of the world and the Women Worshipping West will celebrate this event with glowing reports of initiatives, programs and progress. Enlightened people everywhere are and should be appreciative of this.
Yet there is a chilling curtain of intolerance* that shrouds much of the world in scary places where the concept of Mother's Day has never really caught on.
Perhaps a more accurate nom de voyage for today should be International Gendercide Day. The stats are horrific on a Hitlerian scale.
110 million to 200 million are 'missing' every year. 1.5 to 3 million women and girls die each year because of their gender.
Violence or neglect.
"In countries where the birth of a boy is considered a gift and the birth of a girl a curse from the gods, selective abortion and infanticide eliminate girl babies.
Young girls die from neglect, because food and meds are reservedfirst for brothers, fathers, husbands and sons.
In countries where women are considered the property of men, their fathers, brothers and husbands murder them for choosing their own sexual partners.
These are called "honor" killings, though honor has nothing to do with it.
Young brides are killed if their fathers do not pay sufficient money to the men who have married them; these are called "dowry deaths" although they are not deaths; they are murders.
The brutal international sex trade in young girls kills uncounted numbers of women.
Domestic violence is a major killer of women in every country on the globe.
Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed bytheir male relatives than as a result of cancer, malaria, traffic accidents orwar – or all of them put together.
So little value is placed on women’s health that every year roughly 600,000 women die giving birth.
Six thousand small girls are victims of ungodly gender apartheid every day, according to the UN. Many die. Others live the rest of their lives in crippling pain.
According to the World Health Organization, one woman out of every five islikely to be a victim of rape or attempted rape in lifetime.
And this is genocide.
These killing are not silent--- all the victims scream their suffering. It is not so much that the world does not hear them; it is that we fellow human beings choose not to pay attention. "
The American experience proves as girls advance status wise, so do families, communities, career work places - and the entire nation.
Tolerance and egalitarianism are the handmaidens of success - on every scale personal, national and international, wealth, education, self worth.
With war against women, there will be no peace.
Deny us learning and literacy and we grant failure, intolerance, misery and rage to our own sons and daughters too.
Ignore us and neglect us. Keep your societies pitiful, needy, and backwards.
If we are not loved, we can not love back; and if we are not nurtured, we neglect.
If we are not valued - we have little values to instill.
Women who are treated with cruelty give birth to murderous intolerants and oppressors.
If we are destroyed, we destroy too.
*"chilling curtain of intolerance":
Original artwork by *AbRo* "Mournful Women"
Commissioned by and Xposted at Middle East Interests by MaXiM
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