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Feminist Theory and Post-Modernism
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Feminist Critique of IR “masculine” perspectives are “normal” gendered nature of “power,” “security,” “the state,” and realism actors are power-seeking, competitive, combative Those that make foreign policy decisions and those that analyze IR tend to be men.
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Three Strands of Feminist Theory Feminist Empiricism: how do decisions affect the lives of women?
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The Record 130 million girls genitally mutilated in Africa and Yemen 2 million girls (5-15 yrs) forced into commercial sex market each year Women and girls constitute 70% of those living on less than $1 per day 64% of women are illiterate 5,000 honor killings per year
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The Record Women produce more than ½ of the world’s food, but own less than 1% of the world’s property Rape as a weapon of war: 250,000-
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Unformatted text preview: 500,000 in Rwanda; 50,000 in Bosnia Women work 2/3 of the hours of men, but earn only 10% as much as men Feminist Standpoint Theory: concepts if IR are heavily gendered (understood in masculine terms) 9 female heads of state 5 female heads of government 17.8% of members of parliament Feminist Postmodernism : both feminine and masculine are social constructions Should veiling be prohibited as oppressive? Tough Choices Are there universal rights, or are rights defined within the context of particular cultures? Has globalization helped or hurt the lives of women? Do international treaties help? 1951 ILO Convention on Equal Pay 1957 UN Convention on Nationality of Married Women 1979 Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women...
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