In much of the world, women are considered second-class citizens, but nowhere are women more vocal about sexual discrimination (both real and perceived) than in the United States. It's men that need help in the U.S. More women than men graduate from high school. More women go to college, where they receive more grants and academic scholarships; since Title 9, they also receive more athletic scholarships. Women are more likely to graduate from college and more likely to go to graduate school. More women than men are getting degrees in the biological sciences, in chemistry, in architecture, in chemical engineering and in electrical engineering and they will soon surpass men in mechanical and civil engineering. More women are getting medical degrees than men. More women are becoming lawyers.
More women than men are employed. More women than men own their own business. More women than men own their own house. Women live longer and are more likely to have health insurance. They are far less likely to die violently or to be imprisoned. Women are less likely to be homeless for more than a year.
So, stop whining about how tough women have it in the U.S. and do something to help them where they need it.
And now, to go from political soapbox back to objectivication, here's some of my favorite international women: