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Tiffany Govan Journal Entry Week of 1/14-1/18 As a woman in America I agree completely with speaker. The mistreatment of women is a global phenomenon that has often gone undiscussed. Women are often overlooked and underappreciated. As a woman I feel the effects of mistreatment in a male dominant society. Women do not receive equal pay. On average a woman makes only 79 cents to the man’s dollar. Another thing that Carter spoke on that I felt was unjust is the fact that since he’s been out of office there has been an 800% increase in the number of incarcerated black women. Even with these things happening in America it is nothing compared to the things occurring around the world. In Egypt there are 91% of women who have been sexually mutilated, or what they call circumcised. That alone blows my mind, but when I hear that the number is 98% in some parts of the world it is just heartbreaking. These are young girls, they’re just children and its almost as

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