emancipation far away
If women are allowed by their husbands to leave their home for work: that’s not any emancipation, mostly it’s only supervised work under bad conditions: In Bangladesh for example, where just 100 female workers lost their life by a fire in a clothing factory. In India still “dowry death” is a problem, the killing of little girls, nearly not a genocide but a “femicide” as activist Rita Banerji from Calcutta writes (watch her photo document below). China managed to bring extremely down the female birth level: with absurd results. My daughters (an architect and a banker) – can they be glad, that they were born in Europe and not in Arabia, India, China? But equal human rights: that had been a global promise or not?
photo by Rita Banerji, Calcutta, click on the picture to enter her galleries on flickr. She comments: THE “50 MILLION MISSING” IS A CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE GENOCIDE IN INDIA. MORE THAN 50 MILLION WOMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN INDIA IN LESS THAN A CENTURY. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT http://www.50millionmissing.in =