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Catch-22 (Snatch-22)

A Target On Her Back

The most patriarchal cultures turn their women into representatives of their honour – labelling them defective creatures, which must be hidden away for their own protection.

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Men in these cultures consider any woman out-of-doors, unaccompanied by her male owner, to be a slut who deserves to be groped, abused, raped and/or killed.

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However, every woman in these cultures must at some time walk unaccompanied, if for no other reason than to collect firewood or water, or to bring comfort to the sick and dying, or to aid in childbirth, or to flee abuse.

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The result:
Every woman in these cultures has a target on her back.