Women have been mistreated for centuries.The worst part about this situation is that it is still being practiced today. Today, all over the world, women are being physically beaten, sexually harassed and violated, and psychologically abused. Women have been disregarded politically, economically, and the worst of all, sexually; and they have been considered a minority up until the last century.
In the Nathaniel Hawthorne fictional novel “The Scarlet Letter,” written in 1850, women are mistreated. The book may be fictional, but it holds many truths about women. In the book, a woman has an affair and is besmirched. No one looks for the father. They bear all of the sins on the woman. She was forced into a mindset that made her think it was entirely her fault. We have been training women to be smaller psychologically. They are taught that they are lesser than men and cannot do things that men can do. Women could not even vote until August 18, 1920, less than a century ago. And women today, in 2016, are still getting unequal pay in the workforce.
Jesus said, “Women’s lives matter.” Violence against women has been a hot topic for years. They have been raped, beaten, and just have had the most horrible crimes done to them, and this kind of stuff still all goes on today. Do you know what FGM is? FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, it is procedures done to female genital organs to cause intentional injury for non-medical reasons. The fact that this is a practice is sickening, the fact that over 133,000,000 women today have undergone FGM is horrifying. This is sexual and physical abuse in the highest degree.
Women are treated unequally in politics, economics, and are taken advantage of sexually. Women have been considered a minority, but they are not. Women and men are equal. We were both put on Earth to serve God and we both play key and vital roles in the survival of each other. It is time for women to be regarded with respect.