Today is International Women’s Day.
Meanwhile, men (with female assistance, you can always find some who assist in any underclass, as well as some men who do not) use every tool in the book  to make sure women don’t count . Women should be baby-producing chattel  who shut up and are nice  about it. There is a mountain  of daily murders  to make sure they are, as well as sexual terror . Such crude methods should not be mentioned in polite society, so they’re often denied against the evidence . (Yes, it’s worth noting that those two examples are from the US, where the mass of crimes is not as massive as other  examples  that are easy to find.) The list goes on. Genital mutilation . A slave trade  that spans the globe and sells mostly women and girls.
There are forced  marriages  of girls. They’re not sold, of course. There are just economic incentives. The women are beaten to force compliance, can’t leave, and get nothing for their work except permission to go on living (sometimes not even that). But people don’t call it slavery because it’s labelled marriage.
Women do some 70% of the world’s work , lots of it totally unpaid, get some 30% of global income , and own a small fraction of the world’s assets (WEF 2016 , and estimated at 1% in this WSJ summary  of a World Bank Development Report on Gender Equality 2012 .). That is trillions of dollars every year robbed from women.
One day a year is not enough for half the human race.