According to a study by the Germano-Cameroonian Health Program (SRJA), 18 percent of 4,000 teenage mothers interviewed admitted having had an abortion, 62 percent had given birth before the age of 19, and 10 percent before the age of 16. Most had never seen a doctor during their pregnancy. Twenty-six percent of the girls had contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the previous year.
Not that I think burning breasts with stones is all right, but it's imporant to make the distinction. Of course, sooner or later, this is going to turn into a thread about circumcision.
Whatever happened to the phrase "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?"
If even half of the women in the world had started, several generations ago, making a conscious effort to raise both their sons and daughters even a little bit differently, by now these things would even be issues.
"when the woman has been deeply conditioned to believe that things can and will get much worse if she doesn't toe the line?"
"I'm not saying a woman has to become a radical feminist overnight, or even raise her kids to be firebrand revolutionaries to overturn things in a generation. But smaller changes over time would be a good start."
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