i am a retired legal secretary. Enjoy cultural pursuits, painting and sculpture purely for pleasure.
Having been a young woman at the beginning of the women's rights movement in London in the 1960'70's l have been adamant in my pusuit of equal rights for women. It seems finally after all this time, that women are now recognised as valuable members of society in all aspects. Sadly this seems to only to apply to western societies. I am deeply saddened that in other countries women are still being treated as second class citizens. They are either under the domain of their father, brother or uncle and then passed onto their husband. Never being able to become a person in their own right. Some of these women are professional educated people, carrying out invaluable services for their countries. Surely this is not acceptable in this modern world. Men should not feel threatened by women they should embrace them as equal partners for a better future together. And it goes without saying how utterly abhorrent and unacceptable it is to condone under age girls being married off. And of course, the mutilation of young girls surely this can no longer be tolerated.