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Gendercide

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Killed, aborted or neglected, at least 100m girls have disappeared—and the number is rising.

In China and northern India more than 120 boys are being born for every 100 girls. Nature dictates that slightly more males are born than females to offset boys’ greater susceptibility to infant disease. But nothing on this scale.


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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because in half the sky it talked about how the baby girls were being killed and aborted because of the advancement in being able to use an ultra sound to see the gender of the baby being carried. It also talks about the boy to girl ratios are are off from how they should be naturally in not only China and India but in other Asian countries in that region.

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Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:45 PM

I chose this article because it focuses mainly on countries like China and India, where the ratio of boys to girls is hugely skewed because of parents' many reasons to want a boy as opposed to a girl, such as dowry and marriage. The article explains how this leads to many illegal abortions, and this disproportionate ratio. It relates to Half the Sky because they both go into detail about how many female fetuses are aborted illegally simply because they are not males, and how it leads to skewed populations.

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India Punishes 100 Doctors for Gendercide - Christianity Today

Physicians accused of illegally performing sex-selective abortions.
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I chose this article because this was the first article that I read where doctors were being  caught for doing illegal abortions that allowed women to see the sex of their child, and based on the results they would have it aborted or continue on with their pregnancy. This article reports that many doctors in India have either been arrested or have their license revoked. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it is obvious that when these tests are taken, if it comes back saying a women is pregnant with a baby girl, there is a much higher chance that it will be aborted, especially considering that there are 3 million more boys in India than girls.

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Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality

Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
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Ethiopian Case Study Sheds Light On What Really Holds Back Gender Equality ...

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I chose this article because it acknowlegdes the same key points in which both Miss Sylvera and Mrs. Hansen told us could help create more equality. For example it talks about how better education, access to contraceptives, and equal pay will all help promote equality. It also says in this article that by allowing women more opportunities to work, it can raise the GDP in that country by 5% like the United States did. This can help answer any of the questions because it has a good comparison.

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It's Not the 'Confidence Gap' – Here's What's Really Holding Women Back - PolicyMic

It's Not the 'Confidence Gap' – Here's What's Really Holding Women Back - PolicyMic | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
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It's Not the 'Confidence Gap' – Here's What's Really Holding Women Back
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Although it's true that some women suffer from more self-defeating thoughts and lower self-esteem, gender inequality can't be reduced to mental health issues.

Via Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)
sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because most articles on gender inequality are negative in connotation, but this one is more about ways to promote women in the work place and how to promote more equality in ways women can improve, rather than the ways that men can do.

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:51 AM

I curated this article because it goes in depth on the stereotypical views thought up by the average American society of gender inequality.

 

It relates to Half the Sky as women are stereo-typically viewed as all the same, with the same jobs and same roles, which then causes stereotypical views for the people living there.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:39 PM

I choose this article because it explained why the stereotype about why women don't work with men is wrong. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it explains the different inequalities in the work force for women. 

Summer L's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:00 PM

I curated this article because it talks about ways that society can help women to be more encouraged and want to participate in the same kinds of work that a man does. 

 

This relates to the article because in the article the women did not have a chance or ideas on how to make things better but this website creates a list for them. 

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Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it

Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?


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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because several countries state that they are attempting to mandate laws and help promote gender yet it is not enough to create total equality. For example in Iran laws have been made to help promote equality for women yet, in a press conference for the new president who is a supporter of equality, women journalists are sitting on the floor while men are seated in chairs.

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Morgan Molosso's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:15 PM

The reason I chose this article was because of the interesting image in the front of the article.  But when I realized that it was very educational and spoke a lot about gender inequality i realized that was another reason why I should scoop it.  This relates to half the sky by the women tried to take action against gender inequality.  There was one girl in half the skys that got an actual job.

Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:01 PM

This article is interesting to me (and therefore attracted me because of this) because it shows the real situation in countries (in this case Iran) that say they are improving gender equality, but really aren't.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:13 PM

This article shows that women in Iran that are politics are shown different moralities because they are only allowed to sit on the floor during meetings and discussions. The women are physically inferior to the men in the congress and is shown by the level that they are seen as. The women are in congress but they don't really have any voice because they are on the ground unable to do as much as the men

 

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New study highlights gender inequality in African farm ownership

New study highlights gender inequality in African farm ownership | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor New study highlights gender inequality in African farm ownership Christian Science Monitor A new paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), “Gender Inequalities in Ownership and control of land in...

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I chose this article because it could be used to give an idea to Africans on how they possibly could more accurately measure the amount of land that women have compared to men in Africa. It also gives suggestions on how the land ownership between genders can become equal and how to promote equality of agriculture and land ownership as a whole.

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Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water

Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
Catapulting Gender Equality with Clean Water - The Huffington Post

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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this because it is similar to the story of Saima and how she used to take out small loans with low interests on it in order to start her business. The only difference is that this money is being used to provide clean water and toilets to women in need.

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Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:30 PM

Women are not provided the same health care as men. One thing we can do is provide women around the world with cleaner water which can lead to a better life. With better health more women will live an be happier and feel better leading to them taking actions. We can all get together to insure happy lives for women.

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Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law

Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law
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Three years ago, the country passed a new constitution guaranteeing gender equality.

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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because the example of inheritance in this article is one of most likely millions of injustices that women have had to endure. This women was supposed to receive an inheritance from her father, yet when a step brother, who had never even met her father when he was alive, receives half of the inheritance because he is a male that was left out of the original inheritance. This could be used as a place example because this occurred in Iran, which they even created laws that are supposed to support and create more equality that have not worked . 

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Bryce Rowell's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:07 PM

I selected this article because it seem very interesting. It is talking about how laws have been passed in morocco but still it is not being enforced as well as it should be. So the king made changes with parliament to help with womens rights. This is similar to saima because she was not given the rights she should have so she was fighting for them as these women were,.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 8:29 PM

I chose this article, because this article shows that Gender inequality has no limits. Like, in half the sky, gender inequality was so bad that its didn't matter, the women had to be with a male figure at all time. This is similar, because the male inherits the money and they don't even know him like that. That's not fair to them,  and its not even that the mother raised half the money, it's because they're women that he gets the money. 

Carlee Allen's curator insight, May 17, 2015 1:24 PM

This article is about how Morocco has just recently passed a constitutional women rights act guaranteeing women's rights and gender equality. It has just also recently written its family code of law, stating divorce by mutual consent and raising its marriage law from the age of 15 to the age of 18. No changes have been currently made to inheritance though. The article mentions that Morocco will continue to try to make life within their borders as equal as it is for men as they can.

 

I think that this article is truly empowering and strengthening for women. I think that it is great that countries like Morocco are beginning to offer more women's rights in their country and I hope that more countries will continue to do this in the future.

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GENDERCIDE: Did You Know 200 Million Girls are “Missing?”

GENDERCIDE: Did You Know 200 Million Girls are “Missing?” | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it

"The three deadliest words in the world...'It's a girl."


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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because we have been learning about gendercide for the past few weeks in class and I knew that a lot of girls had been neglected, abandoned, aborted, and killed but it did not really "sink in" about just how many girls 200 million is. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it talks about how women are considered inferior in many LDC and because of this many girls never have a chance because a lot are aborted or abandoned. 

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Indians Support Gender Equality But Still Give Men Edge in Workplace, Higher ... - The Pew Global Attitudes Project

Indians Support Gender Equality But Still Give Men Edge in Workplace, Higher ... - The Pew Global Attitudes Project | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it

Indians Support Gender Equality But Still Give Men Edge in Workplace, Higher ...


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sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because I thought that it was ironic to the on-going problems in India. In the survey when asked when jobs are scarce men should have more right to a job, yet as a whole 95% of Indians believed that women should have equal rights. I thought that this was ironic because one of the highest ranked countries for gender inequality has the majority of its people stating that women should have equal rights, yet it has some of the worst gender discrimination in the world. This could answer place and how you know that LDC have higher rates of inequality

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Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality - Forbes

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Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality
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I think we'll all agree that there's greater gender equality in the US today than there was a century ago when it was a much poorer place.

Via Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)
sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because it directly relates to answer the question of how do we know that least developed countries have more inequality than a more developed country. This article states that the more equal a country is, the richer a country is, the more supported the idea of equality is. When you live in an LDC, you have  to worry about surviving, since you are worrying about surviving, you are not necessarily worried too much about the equality between genders. This can help answer HEI.

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Michael Spicer's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:01 PM

explains why gender inequality is found in richer countries, exactly like title says

 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

I chose this article because, it talks about how if we had less gender inequality the economy in that area would grow. Where there is a high rate of gender inequality its located in LDC's, like most of the countries in the half the sky article, were LDC's. If their wasn't gender inequality, there might be a improvement and a better development of the country itself. 

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article talks about how in countries that are more developed have a lot less gender inequality due their development as a country.

 

This relates because most countries that suffer from extreme gender inequality are LDC's. 

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Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy

Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
A vicious spate of acid attacks against women has shocked the European country. Barbie Latza Nadeau reports.

Via Jocelyn Stoller, Jonathan Kaus, Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)
sydneyncollins's insight:

I chose this article because when most people hear the phrase gender inequality, they typically think of the middle east, China, or India, but this article is an example of one of the oldest countries in the world is almost regressing as acid attacks on women become more prevalent. The worst part is that these horrible people that throw acid on women are often not caught for attacking a women which is cruel and unjust. 

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Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:49 PM

Attacks on women are on the rise. Acid attacks are awful and should not be on the rise they should instead be going away. This reminds me of the bride burnings in India which is another form of abuse.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 10:56 AM

I chose this article, because It was similar to half the sky and in the article i read about acid attacks, and that also happened to women that told their story, in half the sky.This article has similarities, because the women are treated unfair and people don't believe that they have value. Thats why they abuse women, and do the things that they do, these type of things were talked about in the Half The Sky article. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:43 PM

This is so interesting to me because it shows that gender inequality can be prevalent in first world countries. The topic of gender inequality not necessarily relates to the economy of a country but the type of religious groups in the country. Gender equality should be put into phase over the next years because on the emphasis that it should be interpolated as part of education. That men and women should be treated, payed, and given the same opportunities.  This article relates to half the sky because in half the sky Saima talks about how women are always given the lower foot in society and it needs to change. She mentions many times that the education is key for gender equality to begin and for gender inequality to stop 

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The link between gender and racial inequality in Burma

The link between gender and racial inequality in Burma | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
By DR NYO TUN 27 April 2014 Many Burmese women line up every morning to offer rice and food as alms to Buddhist monks. In 1932, Burma conducted a referendum to determine whether to remain as a prov...
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I chose this article because not only does it generally talk about the inequality of genders in both China and India, but it also describes the way in which Burma, the country, was faced with the question of staying a part of India or separating. Burma has the idea that women are the more superior sex which is the complete opposite of the majority of the world's thinking.

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This Map Shows Just How Far the World Has to Go to Reach Gender Equality

This Map Shows Just How Far the World Has to Go to Reach Gender Equality | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
The countries with the best and worst gender equality.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
sydneyncollins's insight:

This will help me answer a question about Location because it shows which places are more common to have gender inequality.

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Adam Brickle's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:04 PM

This Map makes the gender inequality problem as real as it gets and shows how bad it is in Africa and South Asia like in Half the Sky

Jacob Cooney's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:28 PM

This article can help with Location, Region, and maybe place & HEI.  I find this article and map interesting because it is simplistic, but can still tell (and possibly imply) a lot about gender inequality around the world.

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BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds'

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | Gender Injustice | Scoop.it
Three-hundred Pakistani women are burned to death each year because their husbands no longer want them, according to a human rights organisation.

Via Geog McCardle, Jonathan Kaus, Roderick Bishop, Aspen Evans
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I chose this article because it describes the inequality in which many women are burned to death by their husbands/ husbands family and yet the men receive no punishment for their actions. This is horrible because they blame the cause of death from a stove catching on fire or blowing up when in reality they lit their wife on fire. Many of these women are burned to death and their murderer is never punished. Many families do this to get rid of any shame from their family. This is an old tradition and when the government was asked to do something about it they responded saying they already were attempting to create more equality, yet so many brides are burned and not all are even accounted for by the police.

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Victoria Jackman's curator insight, April 27, 2014 5:37 PM

I chose this based on the key phrase, "Bride  burning". 

It shows one of the many forms of violence women endure.

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article speaks of how in South Asia, men were causing bride burnings among their wives and it has killed 300 women every year. 

 

This relates to the article because the women in the article are killed or burned because the men are not pleased with them or do not want to be married to them anymore.

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:33 PM

I chose this article because it shows how widespread and bad of a problem bride burning is in other countries, and how there is almost nothing being done about it. Without any action, this problem is not going to stop, and women will continue to be murdered. This is related to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, bride burnings are mentioned, and this article goes further to point out how much of a problem it is.