Jimmy Carter on Women’s Rights and Religion

I must say, the man never fails to amaze me. Carter has an opinion piece here that is a must read.

Here is a little bit to tide you over:

The impact of these religious beliefs touches every aspect of our lives. They help explain why in many countries boys are educated before girls; why girls are told when and whom they must marry; and why many face enormous and unacceptable risks in pregnancy and childbirth because their basic health needs are not met.

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The same discriminatory thinking lies behind the continuing gender gap in pay and why there are still so few women in office in the West. The root of this prejudice lies deep in our histories, but its impact is felt every day. It is not women and girls alone who suffer. It damages all of us. The evidence shows that investing in women and girls delivers major benefits for society. An educated woman has healthier children. She is more likely to send them to school. She earns more and invests what she earns in her family.

Check it out!

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2 Responses

  1. Isn’t it great when you read a piece like that, and realise that there are politicians one can be proud of.

  2. Yes!

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