Do you think women are still suppressed?

By JB
India
November 11, 2006 5:08am CST
In this day and age, even in developed countries, you hear cases of wife-beating, assault, etc. Statistics show that a woman is raped every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world. Does this not show that we still have a long way to go and women are still suppressed, oppressed and depressed?
9 responses
@joelabew (184)
• Ghana
11 Nov 06
Yes. I think they are suppressed one. As long as they are dependent, they continues to be exploited. Financial freedom only can help them out.
• India
11 Nov 06
Well, even rich women go through these things. I dont think it has much to do with finance, though the poor get it worse.
@bishu_sinha (1459)
• India
11 Nov 06
I think till now, but something are improving.
• India
11 Nov 06
Sadly, yes. And in many cases, a woman's enemy is a woman!!!
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
i do think its a sign of that i also think that women need to learn to stick together a little more too and be very aware of whats going on around them, take self defense courses, dont walk alone outside at night, i think its sad that we need to take all these measures but in a way they are a stand as well its saying if we cant change the attitudes of the men who commit these crimes then we will change our attitudes in an effort to stop them from being able to commit them
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
11 Nov 06
Sadly, this is very true, that oppression of women not only happens in the less developed country, but is alway happening in many developed country too. And even in many organizations, women are not being given their due recognition no matter how hard they work. It will take a long, long time to change this :(
@smuggeridge (2156)
11 Nov 06
women are free, they can do whatever they want, can get any job, they get equal pay, can do anything a man can do. sadly things such as assault and rape will never go away, however equal may get, just seem to get more cases of husband-beating, thats all that has changed
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
Well, we have come a long way over the last 50 years. Woman couldn't vote, and were not treated as equals. Most woman were expected to stay at home and take care of the kids. Nowadays, we have woman in the government and the police force. But this applies to more developed countries. But from your argument, I would say that there are always people of chaotic nature such as rapists, murderers, ect. But it seems that crimes are increasing.
@ahmar2 (683)
• Pakistan
11 Nov 06
Yeah this problem exists not only in devolping but in devolped countires as well..I think it is unfair.I think they are depressed as well.
• India
11 Nov 06
Yes. I think they are suppressed one. As long as they are dependent, they continues to be exploited. Financial freedom only can help them out.