There is a war on women, but it’s not in America. It’s taking place every day across the globe where women are denied basic human rights like health care (and not just for abortions), education, and in many locales, even the ability to be seen in public without a male relative present.

Women in such areas — mostly, though not only, in the Middle East — are not simply second-class citizens; they are mere property, to be used, abused and disposed of in whatever manner their owners — fathers, husbands, brothers — choose.

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