Are We Equal? Daniel Craig Wants to Know
March 8, 2011 2:30 pm Posted in Lifestyle
Women are responsible for 2/3 of the work done worldwide but earn only 10% of the income and 1% of the property.
Each year 70 million girls are deprived of a basic education and 60 million girls are assaulted on their way to school.
1 in 4 women are victims are domestic violence. And every week 2 women in the UK are killed by a current or former partner.
I know this now. But I didn’t know it before Daniel Craig dressed up as a woman and stood in front of a black backdrop and was told this information.
Are we equal, he was asked.
But I have a different question for CollegeCandy readers. Why did it take Daniel Craig dressing up like a woman to get people to notice this? March 8 is International Women’s Day and I didn’t know that, either. And I know it’s Women’s History month because CollegeCandy told me it is. But what about the rest of the world? What about every other day? Why are we not more aware of the fact that women have yet to be able to hear the question “are we equals?” and answer “yes”?
It’s because we don’t hear these facts. It’s because we don’t know the statistics. It’s because we don’t think anything else needs to be done. We think that women are already equal. That we fought the good fight years ago and now it’s over, and the world is changed. But is it really? Think about the statistics. Think about the stereotypes. Think about everything going on in the news right now. Think about the stats and the numbers and the basic facts.
We think that we can stop asking the question, but we can’t. Because until those statistics I now know about, and you now know about, have changed, have drastically declined, then we’re not equal. Not even close.