Thomas, not sure of your meaning in that last point. Certainly WW1 did a huge amount of good for enabling women. The reason for that enablement was because all the men were at war and women had to start taking on jobs that were exclusively for men before the war. Once that enablement was established there was no turning back. Or was that your point? Wil, it will be a long, long time before there is an end to slavery. Slavery has existed from the earliest times to the present day. Different forms of slavery certainly, but slavery by any other name… Juan mentioned debt as one form of slavery, Thomas mentioned illegal immigrants as another. In both those cases the slavery is in the form of debt one can never rise out of. There is, unfortunately, plenty of people who are slaves in the traditional sense of the word. This too is common in so called first world countries, as well as just about everywhere on the rest of the planet.