The next part of the document continues to focus on overcoming oppression through the acquisition of self-knowledge:

Even in societies where women have been granted certain political and economic rights and are legally empowered, both men and women are denied knowledge of their true selves.  Women are objectified and sexuality is made the core of their identity. Their aims and aspirations are set in terms of pleasing men. Attraction to beauty, another force seeded in the human soul that can potentially shape one’s moral purpose and direct one toward standards of excellence and refinement, is deliberately perverted to the point where women and men are seen as no more than means for the gratification of material desires. Rather than counteracting such views, existing educational programs often serve to reinforce them by emphasizing intellectual development without due consideration of moral values and spiritual qualities—values that enable individuals to move beyond a preoccupation with the pursuit of personal wealth and satisfaction, toward action for the benefit of the whole. Other potent agents of socialization today are systems of mass media, including emerging forms of new media. Around the world, adolescent girls and boys are raised in an environment that is strongly influenced by media systems that propagate and exploit misconceptions about human nature. Acting on the dictates of certain industries and interests, media systems are frequently used as instruments of manipulation. Media systems also work to naturalize the messages and habits of thought they propagate, until these messages and habits begin to appear as normal, inevitable features of social life.

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