Although women have definitely made strides toward equality, if the 2016 U.S. presidential election indicated anything, it's that we still have many more strides to go.
In some parts of the country — and the rest of the world — there are outdated and sexist policies still in place that illustrate the widespread discrimination women face today.
1. Georgia, U.S.
A Georgia Court of Appeals ruled it legal to take an upskirt photo of a woman sans her consent. It's only an invasion of privacy if it's taken "behind closed doors," like in her own home. The ruling decided that "place" was interpreted as the location, like a grocery store in this case, not the part of the body.
As long as the man marries the female he kidnaps, rapes, or assaults afterward, he can't be prosecuted, Marie Claire reported.
Husbands in Cameroon control what professions their wives can have, including forcing her to have the same job as him.
4. Saudi Arabia
5. Oklahoma, U.S.
In 2016, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that "if a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation," then it's not considered assault and can't be criminalized, The Guardian reported.
A husband can beat his spouse "for the purpose of correcting his wife," according to HuffPost. The country has high rates of domestic violence, with three women being killed by their husbands each day.
Husbands must give their wives permission to have a job, which has led to only 29 percent of women being employed.
8. Vatican City
It's illegal for women to get divorced or vote in the Pope's home city.
9. Missouri, U.S.
This law is currently being considered by Missouri's Senate, but if passed, would allow employers and landlords the right to refuse housing or fire women based on their reproductive choices, like using birth control.
Marital rape for any woman over the age of 15 is considered legal and not a crime.
These are just some of the many laws prohibiting women to their fundamental rights, but here's hoping there's change in the near future.
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