I feel guilty and just very on the edge because I haven't posted for a while now, because of Hari Raya celebrations (sorry!) - well, nothing substantial, anyway. So here are some statistics for you lot to ponder.
Since we are born, around the world, women face hate and disgust for simply being ourselves. From being killed at birth just for HAVING A VAGINA, to honour crimes, to being blamed for rape (seriously, we are going to have many, many talks on rape).
Note that the "women make only 77.5 cents for every dollar that men earn" statistic applies only to white women. Women of colour make significantly less.
- Black women make about $0.68 to a man's dollar.
- Latina women make about $0.58 to a man's dollar.
According to http://www.rainn.org/statistics, 44% of victims are under 18, with 80% being under 30.
And 38% of these rapists? Are someone you know.
WOMEN ARE NOT EQUAL.
And this is why I am so hell-bent on making it so.