Lack Of Education For Women

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Alexis Carlson
English 1310
September, 21, 2015
Word Count: 944
Lack of Education in Women

Education is power. It helps individuals become aware of their rights and protects them against abuse or oppression. Women in the developing world are often denied opportunities of education. An educated girl has more respect for herself and her peers; through this respect she will be more likely to become literate and healthy as an adult. Lack of education negatively impacts woman to the point of slavery before birth, during teen years and in marriage.
Sons are preferred because they are more likely to support the family financially while girls have virtually no income. Even before birth, female fetuses are killed in countries like India and China. ABC news released a UNICEF report stating that 7,000 fewer girls are born in India everyday than the global average would suggest. Female fetuses are aborted after sex determination tests but also through murder of newborns. Traditionally, boys will care for their parents once they become part of the elderly group in society. In comparison, girls will only care for the families of those they marry into and not their own. In some Indian families, regardless of wealth, a girl is often viewed as a financial burden. In many cases, when a woman is married off, the families of the groom demand a dowry payment. This payment shows that a daughter will continue to be a burden on the family and also displays their desire to get rid of

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