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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 01:50 AM

42. Quite right. Educating girls has been long overlooked. A couple of facts that blew me away...

 

...when I first read them:

1. In countries where women typically have 8 children on average, educating girls as far as the 4th grade drops that number to 4 children.

2. In countries where girls ostensibly have access to education beyond that time, they drop out of school at the age of 12 years. Why, you ask? The onset of menstruation, coupled with the lack of a dedicated girls' only toilet facility, sanitary napkins, and wash water.

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