The headlines in today's news got me thinking about the status of women in the world. How many thousands of years of evolution is it going to take before we stop mistreating people? Today's headlines focus on women. Tomorrow it might be a genocide of some unlucky group. Human beings are worse than animals in how we subjugate, abuse and kill others we consider less than ourselves.
This first headline is about a 75 year old woman who had 2 unrelated males in her home. The one said he was delivering food. The other said he was a sort of surrogate son who escorted him because women can't have unsupervised visits from unrelated men. What mischief exactly did they expect a 75 year old woman to get up to anyway?
CNN Story75 year Old Grandma to be Whipped
For this story, you have women put in positions with no males left to protect or support them so they have to get money to survive anyway they can. If they lived in a society where women were allowed to go out to work, shop and have freedom of movement, you wouldn't have this same problem.
Iraqi Women Pimping Daughters
Of course, abuse of women isn't just a foreign problem. Recent headlines of Chris Brown's beating of Rihanna cannot be overlooked. Oprah weighes in on this. If the headlines are to be believed, Rihanna is taking him back. How dumb is that?