Women are the world’s oldest marketable commodity. “Good” women are marketed by their fathers, or brothers, to other men as wives. “Bad” women are incarcerated, raped, killed, or prostituted. Methods of marketing women range widely in kind: from simple one-on-one bargains, where two men exchange daughters or sisters; to exchange of women for material goods; to use of women to pay debts; to renting out women by the hour or minute to other men for sex.
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Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda E.
"Oppressing Women: Who Benefits and How?,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 7:
3, Article 2.
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