The Inequality Of Rural Women

1723 WordsMay 19, 20157 Pages
There’s women in these countries that don’t even know when their next meal is, or when they will be able to drink a glass of water. It’s tragic to mention that juvenilization of poverty coincides with feminization of poverty because mothers are always expected to nurture and raise the kids, as it is explained in the theory of functionalism. A 1992 UN report discovered “the number of rural women living in poverty in the developing countries has increased by almost 50% over the past 20 years to an awesome 565 million.” (IPeterson)This quote exemplifies the deterioration of rural women 's identity that is imposed due to impact of colonial powers. However, it’s ironic how these countries are “developing” but still undergo a mass incline in the poverty rate amongst women, leads to question what their development plans to digress. With the establishment of agreements of international free trade policies, corporations used this motive as a way to generate profit from cheap labor in underdeveloped countries. Colonization of small rural counties is solely sought out to benefit the wealthy of the population and exploits the majority of the poor natives.Some condescending examples include the deterioration of indigenous culture and identity, physical harm to the rebellious natives, and exploitation of the resources that continue to destroy the lives of women. After Spanish colonial powers withdrew from Peru during independence in the early 19th century, rapid shifts swept across

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