This month, Iraq's Muslim controlled government has proposed a law that would allow girls as young as 9 years old to be taken as brides, to restrict women's rights of divorce, parenting and inheritance.child brides
Here in the USA, we would be outraged at such misogyny, and yet, there is no such outrage when girls as young as 8, 9, 10 and 11 are dressed up as brides and told their only purpose in life is to become a wife and mother:
When children are taught they are only as good as the roles they fill, when they are taught they belong to men, when they are taught they are only worthwhile if they fit into a box, rather than follow their dreams, or be an individual or be human, they are set up to be seen as an object, to be used an an object, to suffer depression, isolation, anxiety the rest of their lives.
A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD
Then, there is this. Women will not be equal until they no longer have to be afraid of men.