From Lot's Wife To Malala Yusafzai

Today on Human Rights Day when Malala Yusafzai is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize it is important to remember that it wasn't that long ago when in Europe and the US women were denied education.

In  the introduction to his book Equality for Some: The Story of Girls’ Education, Barry Turner states: “The female intellect is a recent educational discovery. Traditionally Western civilization has distrusted and discouraged clever women, initially because they were regarded as a threat to the spiritual well-being of the community.”

Please keep reading in the Times Of Israel

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/from-lots-wife-to-malala-yusafzai/

 

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Katherine Gregor on Monday, 15 December 2014 11:15

My mother and I keep reminding ourselves with immense gratitude that we live in a society where we are allowed to acquire knowledge. When you remember that, until relatively recently, Western women were only allowed to sew, and draw or play a little, I can feel nothing but gratitude for being so lucky as to have been able to access knowledge to my heart's content. After all, isn't knowledge the one thing that is ever truly ours?

My mother and I keep reminding ourselves with immense gratitude that we live in a society where we are allowed to acquire knowledge. When you remember that, until relatively recently, Western women were only allowed to sew, and draw or play a little, I can feel nothing but gratitude for being so lucky as to have been able to access knowledge to my heart's content. After all, isn't knowledge the one thing that is ever truly ours?
Orna Raz on Monday, 15 December 2014 13:12

Thank you for reading and commenting dear Katia, don't you think that it is very sad that while men were always free to learn women have to be thankful for that basic right ?

Thank you for reading and commenting dear Katia, don't you think that it is very sad that while men were always free to learn women have to be thankful for that basic right ?
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