By DANIEL HEISLERIn the ancient world, men were supposed to be responsible for raising their children.
They were expected to be diligent and hardworking, and the most important part of the father-child bond was that he was to be attentive, responsible, and always ready to provide for the future.
It was important to keep the bond between parents strong and secure, so that the child would be strong and healthy.
Today, this concept is no longer necessary and even in the modern world, the father is not expected to provide childrearing for the mother.
But the importance of the family unit is not forgotten.
It is the mother who has the final say over childrebirth, raising the children, caring for the elderly, and raising the offspring.
It is the woman who has to decide what kind of lifestyle she wants for her children, what they should eat and what they wear.
For the past several centuries, women have taken on more and more responsibility for raising children, with some even claiming they have more responsibility than the fathers.
Women now have the power to shape the future, to decide which children are born and to decide whether or not they will have the same genes as their fathers.
A childbearing woman in a modern society.
Source: The Guardian (UK)It’s not just women who are doing more and with more authority.
In the Middle East, for example, in the past century or so, a growing number of women have been granted full reproductive rights.
They have had the right to terminate a pregnancy or, more frequently, to carry a pregnancy to term without a medical practitioner.
They can choose whether to have an abortion, or to carry it to term, and they can choose how much they want to spend on the pregnancy.
In some countries, they have also been given the right, after marriage, to have their children aborted.
In some Arab countries, a woman is now legally permitted to give birth outside of marriage.
But in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi woman is not allowed to have children until she has been married for at least five years, with the last trimester of pregnancy having to be carried out in a woman’s own house.
In Jordan, a women’s right to have a baby has been restricted to two years.
A woman in Kuwait has to wait six months before having a child, with two weeks for a third.
In countries that have adopted modern birth control, women are still often subject to harassment and discrimination.
The Saudi authorities have recently begun to make women wear burqas, or full-body veils, which restrict their movements and even make them subject to the gaze of men.
In Egypt, a young woman in her twenties is subject to violence, while her younger sister is not.
The fact that women are now so heavily involved in raising children in many Arab countries shows that there is a growing interest in gender equality.
In fact, women now have equal rights in the workforce, in education, and in politics.
A recent survey in Egypt showed that women in their twenties are more likely to be elected to public office than their male counterparts.
In Lebanon, a country of nearly 30 million people, the percentage of women in the public sector is much higher than in the Middle Eastern countries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have the highest rates of female employment.
In the past, women were considered to be the weaker sex, the ones who were the “underclass” and who needed to be supported and protected from the men of their society.
Women were thought to be weaker and inferior because they were not allowed more freedom, they were expected not to have much influence, and because they had to share their husbands’ possessions and to bear children for free.
In many Arab societies, women and men were not equal in society, and this led to their subjugation.
Women are not the only group that is struggling with this issue.
The majority of young women in many countries in the world are married before they are 15 years old.
Many of these young women have left their parents’ homes, often because of the high divorce rates in many Western countries.
And many women are not educated, or are not in their early twenties.
For many, the situation is worse than the ones described above.
The result is that young women are often in a precarious position.
They may not have enough money to cover the cost of childreaping, and some may have no choice but to return to their families.
They also may not be able to access the care and protection of their families, leaving them vulnerable to sexual assault, domestic violence, or even physical violence.
A young girl is seen with her mother in Syria.
A young woman with her grandmother in Beirut.
Source : The New York Times (NY)Many young people, particularly women, have lost hope in their future and the world in general.
They are afraid of their future, afraid that they will never achieve the success that they deserve, and afraid that their children may suffer the same