Friday, June 28, 2013

When female privilege backfires

Were women historically oppressed? Are they now, in developing countries?

A look at two societies under extreme and unusual pressures, which are considered oppressive to women, gives an insight into that age-old (actually, 200 year-old) question. The answer? *People* are oppressed. Men and women make trade-offs with each other.

British suffragettes arrange to have their husbands jailed:

Zara Faris at the London debate on feminism and Islam:

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