Why are we concerned about Gender Indicators?
Gender Indicators are a powerful tool to assess the human development as well as economic
development of nations. This is because it has been shown that inequality between women and
men in so
MDGs and Gender equality - summary
There are many issues of gender concern that cannot be subjected to measurable goals and
indicators and which are fundamental to achievement of equitable human development for
women and men. These are related more to the
Global Gender Research: Introduction
Analysis of the historical, economic, political and cultural issues that have shaped womens
experiences and thereby, the current gender concerns in different regions;
Bringing to light the link between gender r
Conceptual Frameworks and Approaches for Addressing Gender Inequality:
Why do gender concerns persist, even in the most developed countries?
In spite of all these policies, gender concerns still persist in many parts of the world because the
What have we learnt so far about Gender Inequality?
Gender Concerns are multifaceted but universal and therefore transnational.
So women can be similar and also different (explain?).
Different regions (populations) experience different kinds of gender pro
Explaining Similarities and Differences in Observed Gender Concerns
Three levels of exposition on how to identify Gender Concerns:
(i) Gender statistics/indicators from development reports (Human Development Reports)
(ii) Atlas of Women in the World, mapp
Statistical Exercise: MDG Goals 1 and 3: Womens Work, Income Poverty and gender equality
Compile the following statistics from five countries in your region:
womens labor force participation rate
womens participation in non- agriculture (industry and/or
Progress and Challenges of Addressing Gender Concerns
Colonialism and the History of gender inequalities in developing countries
First World countries industrialized, developed, modern states, mainly hinged on capitalist development
models; Based in the n
Week 10 Assignment: MDGs and Gender study questions-with answers
Please read the power-points and summaries and answer the following questions:
i. What are the basic reasons why the MDGS were developed?
ii. When and where were the MDGs adopted?
iii. How m
Preparation Questions for the next two writing assignments: Weeks 7 &8.
Study the following Questions towards the next set of assignments
Sections A and B will be a take-home assignment for Week 7.
I will identify the questions for each quiz when they are
About Candas Jane Dorsey
Candas Jane Dorsey is a Canadian science fiction author. Although she has
only written two novels and a handful of short stories in the SF genre, Candas is
arguably one of the most active supporters of SF in Canada. She is a found
The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or
speculative fiction,. written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by
McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy w
I am dying to know what everyones reaction is to the movie Safe. I think this a really complex
and multi-layered film that utilizes the genre of the disease movie and then really messes with
it to make us consider questions of gender, illness, and safety
Why Disability Studies?
At 15% of the population, people with disabilities make up the largest single minority group in the
United States. Yet, one would not know this by looking at the ways they are represented in literature on
Notes on A Cyborg Manifesto
Who is Haraway addressing this essay to?
Donna Haraway is a socialist feminist with a background in biology and philosophy. She is, in
part, making this address to the radical feminist movement. At the time, many radical femini
Week 2 Notes 1
Feminist science fiction is marginalized subgenre of an already marginalized type of fiction that
has the attribute of non-definability as one of its essential qualities (Le Guin Norton 21).
Science fiction is now and has always been a crit
What is narrative prosthesis?
In Narrative Prosthesis and the Materiality of Metaphor, Mitchell and Snyder
state that disability pervades literary narrative, first, as a stock feature of
characterization and, second, as an opportunist metaphorical device
I think you might have noticed by now that all of our readings are broken up into
units. The unit we are currently in is called prostheses, and my intention with that
label if for you to think of these readings in regards to the nuanced meanings of the
Sexy Prosthesis: Cherry Darling
If one views the female body through the lens of psychoanalysis, than to be a woman
means to already be missing parts; of course, I am referring to body parts. As Freud states in his
writings on fetishism, to put it more pl
James Tiptree Jr. and Gender (1915-1987)
James Tiptree Jr. is a pseudonym for Alice Sheldon (also known as Racoona Sheldon), whose
true identity was not revealed until 1977. Tiptree was considered one of the most important new
writers of science fiction i
Politics of Location Statement
Growing up in a middle class family, I never fully considered the value of money
or how much my parents made. In my family, both my parents worked full time to
support us. My brother and I were not spoiled, but we were not d
Introduction To Womens Studies
For our purposes, sex will be used to indicate the biological categories within
Introduction To Womens Studies
- Philosophy that holds with this ideal of equality
- It is the belief that although they are different, men and women are equal
- Feminism recognizes that women have been oppressed and repressed in certain
Final Project Interview
For our final paper, we have to interview a woman who is at least 20 years older
than we are. I chose a woman who I have known for a very long time and she is someone
who I respect in every sense of the
Noel Anne Brenan
Reaction Paper 2
My second choice of reaction for this paper would have to be on the topic of
same-sex marriage. The term in itself should bring cause an unfamiliar reaction, at-least,
that was what would norma
Positive Change in Women Academics
In todays modern society, it is know that having a good education is very key to
future success. There are many examples of both men and women that exemplify this.
But receiving a sufficient a
Noel Anne Brennan
Throughout our time in class, we have discussed many topics that can
bring up a controversy. One of these topics that were intriguing to me was
the Blackwood article. The start of Blackwoods arti
1.How do the values of some frats encourage rape
What are three reasons for the increase of divorce rate
Divorce has been easier to happen( no fault divorce), finicially its more possible
for women, there is no stigma or much of one less. Over 55% divorce
Noel Anne Brennan
Exam I Take Home Short Essays
1. Explain what patriarchy is and how it works. Is it the same everywhere?
Patriarchy is a type of gender ideology. Gender ideology is the belief of a system
that tells people a spe