Isn't it sad when your home can not be a safe haven? Many women face trauma and excruciating events in their homes because of the interference of in-laws. In one guise or another they seek to control your home, how you live your life, how you raise your children... Sometimes they even seek to control your marital relations.
The sad thing is it is mostly women within the family who play an active part in humiliating younger or less experienced females within the family. Who insists on the mutilation of the female genitals? Other women. Who help in celebrating the marriage of pre-pubescent girls? Who maintains the tradition of wives as serfs to wait on the wider family?
It is time feminists begin to wage a battle with the enemy within...
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