However, there ARE countries that suffer from this demeaning cruelty. The middle-east is a prime example of women having as much right to living as a serpent has the right to slither.
The Middle East cruel to women?? Har Har....
Wife beaters abound here in the good old US of A. The videos above are the 'case-in-point'.
Peru STILL allows rapists to communicate their crime via marriage. In this case, the rapists gets off scot-free and women to save their honor agree to these marriages.
Infanticide still occurs in India, Sri Lanka and China just because the baby is born a girl.
Women didnt have the right to vote in America until 1920 or have the right to own property outright until late. Compared to the right for women to do so in 7th century Arabia...(thanks to Islam).
Feminists in America have been QUITE vocal that Western society does nothing but promote females as 'sex objects' just to sell products (or women themselves eg porn, strip clubs, etc). Look at some old National Geographics? Remember the Virginia Slim commercials??
While I do agree culturally the Middle East has been putting women down in many respects, I don't see America or Europe really any better. It's just portraying women as sex objects has now been encapsulated in today's Western society.