Beyond the Box

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Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. UNESCO has noted on this particular occasion that textbooks from around the world too often contain images that stereotype women and have a tendency to limit what young girls believe they may ultimately accomplish. This organization hopes to achieve global equality for men and women by 2030, pointing out that presently the highest incidence of poverty occurs in single family homes where women are the breadwinners. Theirs is a noble goal but I fear that it overlooks multiple complicating factors not the least of which revolve around cultures, religions, and history. I suspect that ultimately the most that we might actually accomplish is learning how to respect the choices that women make.   Continue reading “Beyond the Box”

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