percent of all humanity, they carry the burden of systemic globalinjustice and inequality. Women do the grunt work of the world,especially in developing countries:
They gather firewood, cook the food, grow the crops.
They fetch water and carry it long distances. Water weighs40 pounds per 5-gallon container.
They constitute that “village” that raises the child you alwayshear about. The world over, mothers raise the children.And note that all this is routine. Day after day, load after load,mile after mile, and with little hope that your prospects willimprove.Moreover, women are victims because they are women— victims of rape, of domestic violence, of sexual trafficking, andof political disenfranchisement.Women are under-represented in government and decision-making, with differences in degree more than in kind seen indeveloped nations and those in early stages of development. For example, women are not allowed to vote in many countries(despite not being permitted to drive a car, women in SaudiArabia have just been granted the right to vote—in 2015!) But