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You Should Be Worrying about the Woman Shortage

Expand Women hold children's' hands as they wait to cross a street after school in downtown Shanghai September 12, 2014. © 2014 Reuters This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key human rights challenges in their area of specialty. In the 80s and 90s, Newsweek Magazine delivered US women the cheery news that they were more likely to be killed by a terrorist than to find a husband after age 40. There were too many women—supposedly—and not enough men, and…

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