Yet these kinds of abuses — along with more banal injustices, like slapping a girlfriend or paying women less for their work — arise out of a social context in which women are, often, second-class citizens. That’s a context that religions have helped shape, and not pushed hard to change.

— —Nicholas Kristof, from his latest column, "Religion and Women" (January 9, 2010)

(via Never Be Silent)

Trent Gilliss, online editor

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