Perspectives on Resonating with Respect and Value for Women [Article]

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The recording of Donald Trump’s demeaning comments about women and open bragging of sexual assault has outraged many, not only because such a man is running for president, but also because so many people continue to support him in spite of his conduct. But beyond the actions of one man, the bigger issue that has been highlighted so effectively is the pervasive lack of respect and valuing of women in our society, which is so widespread, in fact, that many people don’t recognise it for what it is.

Perceptions have been shifting for years now, moving away from the strict gender roles men and women have been expected to adhere to in the past, but this has come about as a result of a long struggle by many women, who have worked hard and tirelessly to get the rights we have today. In the USA, for example, women couldn’t serve…

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