Category Archives: Status of Women

More Muslim Women Clerics

http://theconversation.com/how-a-growing-number-of-muslim-women-clerics-are-challenging-traditional-narratives-77932?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2010%202017%20-%2075995937&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2010%202017%20-%2075995937+CID_06ababd3f1a84d5559b4b54706018557&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=How%20a%20growing%20number%20of%20Muslim%20women%20clerics%20are%20challenging%20traditional%20narratives

Campus Rape Too Common

About one in four college women suffer sexual assault or rape, although they may not consider date rape worthy of being reported to campus authorities. This was discussed in I Never Called It Rape (1987) by Robin Warshaw. Sexual harassment is even greater for women graduate students. The Association of American Universities survey of 27 colleges found that 23% of women had experienced unwanted sexual contact accompanied by physical force or the threat of it during their years in university (5% of men reported this), including 31% of the women of the Harvard class of 2015.[i] In an extensive study of American Hookup: the New Culture of Sex on Campus (2017), Lisa Wade found that male athletes have high status on campus and “In the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today, status is what sex is all about.” Scoring with a high status person gives status points. On the other hand, if sexual assault occurs, it’s difficult to confront a high-status athlete or fraternity member, so 80% of such assaults aren’t reported.

[i] Michele Richinick, “1 in 4 Women Experienced Sexual Assault While in College,” Newsweek, September 22, 2015.

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/32542-1-in-4-women-experienced-sexual-assault-while-in-college-survey-finds

Sexism and Violence in Pop Music

What would you add to the extensive history of sexism in popular music, including emo that is supposedly anti-macho? The girlfriend is both the enemy and the prize to be won, as seen in songs by Adam Lazarra and his band Taking Back Sundays or violent songs by Chris Conley and his band Saves the Day. He sings about sawing off flesh from a woman’s thighs “If I could somehow make you mine.” John Lennon talked about hitting his first wife in “Getting Better” (“I used to be cruel to my woman. I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved.”) Mick Jagger sings about a man raping a young black slave in “Brown Sugar.” In his song “Kim” Eminem says, “Sit down bitch. If you move again I’ll beat the shit out of you,” an exceptionally hateful and violent song—search the lyrics online.

Matthew Reyes, “Why Did We Justify Misogyny in the Emo Scene?” The Earlier Stuff, November 4, 2016.

https://theearlierstuff.com/why-did-we-justify-the-misogyny-in-the-emo-scene-a9dbda5ba396

UN resource on women’s issues

Provides articles, tool kits (such as how to end gender violence), conferences and a listserv.

http://wunrn.com/wurn/about-wunrn/

WUNRN, Women’s UN Report Network is based on a UN Study, on the Status of Women, Religion or Belief, and Traditions. WUNRN addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the globe.

WUNRN’s programs include the global WUNRN ListServe, highly respected as one of the most expansive and active Gender ListServe’s in the world. The WUNRN ListServe goes throughout the UN System, and to Governments, Embassies & Missions, Academia, NGO’s, Religions, Associations, Foundations, Media, Private Sector, Civil Society, and more. The WUNRN ListServe posts UN Reports, Resolutions, Publications, and is unique in showing the gender dimensions “up front” for ListServe participants. WUNRN regularly organizes High Level United Nations events on women’s and girls’ issues and rights at the UN in Geneva (Human Rights Council), NYC (Commission on the Status of Women and General Assembly), and FAO in Rome.

WUNRN,Women’s UN Report Network, is registered as an Official Non-Profit in the United States, is also Officially Registered and participating as an NGO Association in the European Union as WUNRN EUROPE.

Brave flyer

 

Brave: The Global Women’s Revolution

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

Textbook for Global Feminisms and Intro to WSt

Ebook $10 and print paperback on demand

Contact Equality Press gkimball@csuchico.edu for exam copy

Chapters on seven regions, the future is female, global desire for equality, global status of women, consumerism, and global media.

https://globalyouthbook.wordpress.com/

The cover photo is a poster in Tahrir Square, taken by the author July 2011. The protesters’ tents are in the background.

 

Introduction 25

Part 1 Themes

Chapter 1 The Future is Female 67 pages

Meet Young Women Leaders; What Motivates a Youth Activist?; the Future is Female?; Uppity Girls’ Rising Aspirations and Activism; Feminism, the United Nations and Governments Stimulate Equality; Young Men’s Viewpoints

 

Chapter 2 Global Desire for Equality 55

Equality is Desired Globally, More Females Desire Gender Equality, Girls Want Economic and Social Equality, Claims that Women Leaders are More Peaceful, Feminist Organizing, Inequality Persists in All Countries

 

Chapter 3 Global Status of Young Women 55

Rural Vs. Urban Sex Roles, Feminization of Poverty, Education, Health, Violence

 

Chapter 4 Consumerism Targets “Girl Power” 44

Materialistic Consumers of Products and Entertainment?; Teen Identity Through Consumption; Social Unrest from Rising Expectations; How Youth Are Manipulated by Multinational Corporations; Negative Consequences of Consumerism; Youth Views about Getting Rich; Traditional and Modern Beliefs: Moving Towards the Middle

 

Chapter 5 Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls 60

Global Media is Pervasive, Global Media Provides New Information, Media Exposure Makes Youth Opinionated and Brave, Global Media Sells Consumerism, Media Addiction Creates Dumb Zombies

 

Part 2 Regions

Chapter 6 Feminist Waves in the West 97

Second Wave Feminists of the 60s, Women’s Studies, Inequality Persists, Generation Gap, Third Wave Response, Rejection of Feminism?, Fourth Wave

 

Chapter 7 Brave Women in Muslim Countries 61

The Middle East, Women and Islam, Iran, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

 

Chapter 8 Egyptian Revolutionaries 44

Traditional Male Dominance; Education; A Pioneering Feminist: Dr. Nawal El Saadawi’s Egyptian Union for Women; Young Women in the Revolution; After the Revolution; Sexual Harassment Persists

 

Chapter 9 Women in Developing and Emerging Countries: Latin America 59

Women and Development, Latin American Youth Issues

 

Chapter 10 African Issues and Activists 44,

 

Chapter 11 Socialist Countries–China 44

The Setting, Traditional Beliefs, Rural vs. Urban Youth, Youth Issues in an Era of Change from Maoism to Capitalism, Current Chinese Issues

 

Chapter 12 Russia 28

History, Attitudes Towards Feminism, Consumerism and Glamour, Putin’s Nationalism vs. Rebels

 

Other Books by the Author

50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press)

50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books)

Ed. Women’s Culture (Scarecrow Press)

Ed. Women’s Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press, 2005)

The Religious Ideas of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edwin Mellen Press.

Essential Energy Tools book and 3 videos. (Equality Press)

21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces,

Schools and Governments. (Equality Press)

The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press)

Ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality

Press)

How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce (Equality Press)

Ed., Quick Healthy Recipes: Literacy Fundraiser (Equality Press)

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Beat Burnout (Equality Press)

Ageism in Youth Studies: A Maligned Generation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

 

In Process

Democracy Uprisings Led by Global Youth

Tactics and Goals for Changemaking

Recent Feminism in India

 

Child Marriage a Problem in the US too

Child marriage is one of the most harmful traditional practices for girls, undermining their chances for education and health, illustrated in a short video “Too Young to Wed”[i] and opposed by the global coalition of hundreds of organizations called “Girls Not Brides.” Globally, a girl marries before she is 15 every seven seconds, according to Save the Children. Many don’t realized it’s a problem in the US, especially in certain states like Idado and Kentucky, often used to prevent legal action about rape of a minor or in religious fundamentalist families.[ii] When a Girl Scout in New Hampshire heard that a 13-year-old girl was allowed to marry in her state, she found a legislator to sponsor a bill to raise the age of marriage from 13 to 18. Republican legislators made fun of Cassandra Levesque’s “Girl Scout project” and killed the bill.

A group of world leaders called The Elders founded an organization in 2011 to lobby for girls’ rights.[iii]

[i] http://bit.ly/1QVetXD

[ii] Nicholas Krisof, “11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida,” New York Times, May 26, 2017.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/opinion/sunday/it-was-forced-on-me-child-marriage-in-the-us.html?emc=edit_th_20170528&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=68143430

[iii] http://www.girlsnotbrides.org