Women Hurting Women

The entire basis of Kristof’s Half the Sky was the idea that empowering women is the main solution to many of the world’s problems.  So I found it interesting that those empowered women, placed in position of great power, in this case national power, are holding others back.  One would think that a female prime minister would seek to assist women in lesser positions to reach her level of status.  But instead, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is arresting a man,  Muhammed Yunus, who has worked tirelessly in a micro-financing business that has helped many women work their way out of poverty.  It just doesn’t make sense.  Maybe there’s another piece to this puzzle that we’re missing.  Is there some other corruption that we’re not seeing?  Yet, there are other examples of women hurting women.  I recall in Half the Sky, the chapter about prostitution revealed that females were usually head of the brothel – harsh heads, too.  It’s just a strange phenomenon for which I would like to hear a better explanation.

What do you think?

by Himabindu Vinnakota

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