rating: 4 of 5 stars
Female bodies, as the author shows have never been thought of as belonging to the individual female. This concept has always had some male justification based on religious scientific and/or medical belief. Historically female bodies were thought to be property of the father to be passed onto a husband. While treatment of females has in seen improvement in many areas we still find that women today are not treated as equals various authorities’ still issue opinion that female bodies and/or minds are inferior to men’s. I think that in reality while we do not see the mass public acceptance of discrimination/violence toward women today many attitudes have not changed. Sometimes advances in situations can lull people into a false contentment and I think this is evident in gender equalitarian issues.
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