American Child Bride Escapes from Bondage

Holy Hormones Honey:  I think we need to start asking ourselves – what it means to be a woman. The answer will probably be uncomfortable, painful, shameful and humiliating for some… but until we ask the question we can never break this vicious cycle of abuse.

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls (6.) are missing in the world today because of this so-called ‘gendercide’. According to Evan Grae Davis, the executive producer of the It’s a Girl Movie – this number is greater than the number of deaths from all of the wars fought and the Holocaust combined.

Girls who survive infancy are often subject to neglect, and many grow up to face extreme violence and even death at the hands of their own husbands or other family members.

The war against girls is rooted in centuries-old tradition and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural dynamics which, in combination with government policies, accelerate the elimination of girls. ~ It’s a Girl Movie

We need to be developing a new answer for what it means to be a woman.

The Incredible True Story of a 15-year-old American Escaping Forced Marriage

U.S. authorities struggled to save her

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.