Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-10-27

Soc 340 Class Notes 2010-10-27 - 10/27/10 Women have been...

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10/27/10 Women have been devalued- are still being devalued - Countries are trying to make changes to protect women o Ex. Article- India Sex Selection Doctor Jailed (NYT) Indian government will now jail doctors who sonogram babies to see its sex Steps must be taken b/c as many as 10 million female fetuses may have been terminated o Ex. China- One Child Policy To slow down its population, a family may only have one child However in a society that favors males- girls are terminated, killed or neglected o Ex. Dowry Is illegal, but still takes place at a high rate NYT article Dowry Too High A woman places the brakes, when her husband’s family asks for too much Calls the police even knowing both families may be penalized Really trying to stop the culture, but knows that it is a cycle that will not end anytime soon - When women are so devalued- they are vulnerable- especially those who are widowed or victims of violence o Mutaa- temporary marriage for economic reasons and for pleasure
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course SOC 340 taught by Professor Catherinemarrone during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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