I’m not a feminist, but I agree with much of what Rachel Held Evans writes in this powerful article,
Because feminism is the radical notion that women are human.
Because, worldwide, more girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century. (source)
Because nearly 1 in 4 American women between the ages of 18 and 65 has experienced domestic violence. (source)
Because the U.S. State Department estimates that between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, and eighty percent of them are women and girls trafficked for sexual exploitation. (source)
Because girls like Malala Yousafzai deserve an education and should not be threatened with violence for pursuing one.
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