A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

By Jimmy Carter

The world’s discrimination and violence opposed to girls and women is the main critical, pervasive, and missed violation of simple human rights: this can be President Jimmy Carter’s name to action.

President Carter used to be inspired to jot down this publication through a large coalition of leaders of all faiths. His pressing file covers a procedure of discrimination that extends to each state. girls are disadvantaged of equivalent chance in wealthier countries and “owned” by means of males in others, pressured to undergo servitude, baby marriage, and genital slicing. the main susceptible, besides their teenagers, are trapped in struggle and violence.

A name to motion addresses the pain inflicted upon ladies by way of a fake interpretation of conscientiously chosen non secular texts and a growing to be tolerance of violence and war. Key verses are frequently passed over or quoted out of context by means of male non secular leaders to exalt the prestige of guys and exclude ladies. And in international locations that settle for or perhaps glorify violence, this perceived inequality turns into the foundation for abuse. President Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, have visited one hundred forty five nations, and The Carter middle has had energetic tasks in additional than half them. worldwide, they've got obvious inequality emerging speedily with every one passing decade. this is often actual in either wealthy and bad international locations, and one of the electorate inside them.

Carter attracts upon his personal reports and the testimony of brave girls from all areas and all significant religions to illustrate that girls around the globe, greater than half all people, are being denied equivalent rights. this can be an educated and passionate cost a couple of devastating influence on monetary prosperity and unconscionable human soreness. It impacts us all.

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However, this tax provision has continued to be a matter of contention. It imposes high marginal tax rates on wives' earnings, and this has led some women's advocates to argue for an end to the community-property provision. These persons want the option to file combined or separate income tax returns without penalty. It seems anomalous that there is a movement to end the community-property provision at a time when earnings sharing is proposed for OASI purposes. Homemaker credits have no precedent, although there is some similar'Francis P.

King documents that most plans do not permit collection of death benefits prior to the time at which the 16 worker would have retired. The courts in community-property states have consistently ruled that vested pension benefits are accessible to the divorced spouse of the worker. The community-property method of income taxation, which was adopted in 1948, is a precedent for earnings sharing. However, this tax provision has continued to be a matter of contention. It imposes high marginal tax rates on wives' earnings, and this has led some women's advocates to argue for an end to the community-property provision.

We noted earlier that OASI benefits go not only to the contributing worker but also to his or her dependents. The family benefits are also often justified as encouraging people to marry (and remarry) and to have children. In the case of a marriage broken by the death of a working man, such benefits may make it possible for the widow to keep the children rather than give them up for adoption. Similar incentives for marriage and family unity are found in the several versions of property law reviewed above.

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