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The images of women in the world

Book Summary   by:Helen Karlsalr     Original Author: Helen Karlsalr
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The images of women in the world On my way back home, I was listening to the radio. The name of the song that was playing caught my attention “promiscuous girl”. That song made me think about the images that have been made from women and we as women have accepted them blindly. You look at TV shows or movies and all you see are the image of sexy women who directly or indirectly present themselves as the “pleasure toy for men”. You open the book and instead of reading about the very pleasant feeling of romance, all you read is how and when or where the hero and the heroine had sex. Most of the billboards that advertise different merchandises consist of half nude women. As if only the nudity or provocative images of women can sell the products. On the other hand, in polygamous cults women are considered the sinners that can go to heaven only through complete obedience of their men. Women in those cults are so badly brainwashed that call “polygamy” as an honor to women (they say it is an honor to be wed to a man who is loved by other women). So in the west, we use women to sell the products, movies, books, or to give pleasure to onlookers and also to provoke. Then we look at the East, where women are considered Just as servants of men.
They can’t do so many things without the permission of their male relatives (father, brother, son, husband), simple things like driving a car or going on a trip. In some countries the poor women are even less valuable than the livestock. To wed a woman, you give whatever heads of livestock that has been asked to the father of the girl and you own the girl. In fact you and the father of the girl do the exchange of the livestock. Therefore at that part of the world, women are nothing more than servants of men as well. In general, we women have no real status in the world, either in the West or in the East. Whom can we blame? The media, the traditions, religions, ourselves or who? How can we change the distorted images of women in all around the world? The life begins inside a woman, how com the life of the woman is not important at all? The woman nurtures the life, how come her life gets abused, her needs are neglected all around the world? And the last question how women can find their real status in the world?
Published: September 04, 2006   
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