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    • About Me & the Women of Iraq
      Kayla E.
    • About Me
      My Name is Kayla.
      I have one younger sister named Paige.
      I just had a baby boy in December, and he looks just like his mama :D
      I am a psychology major and have been attending MSUM for two years now.
      I would like to go into helping either children, or helping people with addictions.
    • Interesting Facts
      I grew up in the town of Monroe which has the only limburger cheese factory in the US.
      Our high school mascot was the cheese makers.
      I was a cheerleader for my 6 seasons; 3 football and 3 wrestling.
      I was able to graduate a semester early and move to college when I was 17.
    • Interesting Facts
      I love the color purple.
      My favorite brand of socks is Hanes.
      My biggest pet peeve is when people “ride your ass” in the lane next to you. Especially when you need to get over.
      My worst fear is a dark bathroom it has to be the scariest room of the house!
      I own a white and green toothbrush.
    • Iraq Background
      Iraq is located in the Middle East and has borders with six different countries.
      Its terrain consists of mountains, deserts, and river valleys.
      Their official religion is Islam.
      Their official language is Arabic
      Iraq is a male dominated country although women make up 65% of the total population.
    • Religion & Iraqi Women
      There is no division or state and religion in Iraq
      The women live with the oppressions of religion
      Forced to marry a stranger
      Wear certain clothing
      Also must give up their education
      The women are forced to wear a hijad which is a loose cloth topped by a scarf. It much be worn around the head and under the chin.
    • Women of Iraq
      Women hold no power or status in Iraq
      Women are not allowed to own property
      They also inherit less than half of what a man would
      These women are kidnapped, beaten , raped and harassed.
      These women claim their rights have been limited due to all of the wars that have taken place in Iraq.
    • Statistics of Iraqi Women
      24 % of women are illiterate compared to the 11 % of men
      82% of women are not participants in the work force
      1/5 married women have been subjected to physical violence where 1/3 have been subjected to emotional violence
    • Sources