Girls are progressing
January 27, 2013 1:48pm CST
Today I read a news that said how a 17 year old girl ran away from marriage,left her home andbecame an entrepreneur after struggling for 20 years! I am proud of her
• United States
27 Jan 13
One girl making it does not mean girls are progressing today. In countries such as India, women are still so far behind, dependent on a guy to marry them so they can exist just to have children and do all the work. Dowries are still common in many places such as this. Only those born in to upper classes, who have the opportunities for education and enrichment may pass this type of life by. Even in the U.S., where I live, women still aren't paid as much as men for the same type of work and jobs. It's improved, but there's still no real equality.
27 Jan 13
So what exactly is the progress of that? Women/girls already run out since ages. They also leave everyting behind to get married at an early age. Hundreds of years ago they were fighting (as a man/young man) in the army and were great too. They did all kind of professions to improve their lives in a world full of men where women were not wanted at all or looked down on (and still are). This is not about progress but about women with strong characters, willing to give up what others see as social secure (family, friends), just to be free. It's not progress you talk about but fighting for your rights, your own freedom in a world that is not tolerating it.