What role do women play in today’s society?
A mob of 28 people recently stoned a pregnant woman to death for marrying against her family’s wishes. Hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped last month and were likely sent into slave trade. A female student was gang raped inside a moving public bus. These horrific acts are not anomalies, but consistent with the ongoing mistreatment of women around this world. What about the mistreatment of women in the US? Does the media play-up American gender bias and down-play international gender brutality and subjugation?
Laura Riley received her B.A. from UCLA, and her M.A. and PhD. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California. As a psychotherapist, lecturer and teacher, she has helped battered women become achieving women for more than three decades. Studying the status of women in eighty-nine countries, she's met survivors of violence everywhere and believes that abuse will only end when women unite against it. She writes to encourage them to come together and demand justice and equality with men. She loves art, fairy tales, reading, walking, traveling, gardening and listening to people talk. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Patrick, and their extended family. Laura is now a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where she blogs about worldwide issues related to gender inequality and abuse.
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