Sexism

Abusing Women and Children

In the US and developing countries, women and children are abused based on their gender and age. The majority of situations involving abuse, women and children are the main target. Estimated 14 million girls all around the world, usually in developing countries, are married before they turn 18. Those girls marry men that are almost three times their age. There are many stories about women getting abused. For example, Oscar Pistorius, Oylmpic gold-medalist, murdered Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, on Valentines Day. This is sexist because it shows how women are so easily abused and beaten using physical violence.


Here is an article on Oscar Pistorius murder charges.


Statistics

60% of all married women have experienced physical and verbal violence at some point in their marriage. Women are also abused in 30% of women abuse cases. Between 2,000 and 4,000 women are beaten to death each year in the US. About 25% of women have been murdered by their spouse because they left the relationship. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the US.


Here is a website with multiple stories on women abuse and domestic violence.


One billion Rising For Justice is a website for women that are abused to make a stand and tell their story. "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is one billion women."