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The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers

The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
These are just a small handful of the 24 million Americans who reported they had abused illicit drugs or prescription medication in the past month

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This article appears on my page because it shows the physical change drugs cause on the body. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this video because most think it's cool and fun to do but they do not realize the final effects it can have on your body. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the final effects of what the drugs are doing to the body. 

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US States Charge Heroin Dealers for Deaths

US States Charge Heroin Dealers for Deaths | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Heroin dealers are being charged for the deaths their drugs caused. New drug laws hold dealers responsible for their product.

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This article appears on my page because it shows the news laws coming about dealing with drugs and their distribution. Addicts would benefit from reading this because if heroin wasn't such a big deal and wasn't killing so many people their wouldn't be these types of laws. This would show them how bad it really is. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how the community is trying to handle drug addiction and distribution. 

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Drug Addiction and Long Term Rehab Statistics

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Drug addiction is a major overarching health concern in the United States with an estimated nine percent of Americans over the age of 12 being illicit drug users.

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This article appears on my page because it shows the statistics of drug abuse in 12 years old and up. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this article because it would show them how common it is and the bad effects it has on a society. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the statistics of drugs being used, accidents, and deaths. 

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Painkiller Study Helps Tackle National Problem of Legal Drug Addiction

Painkiller Study Helps Tackle National Problem of Legal Drug Addiction | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
By Dr. Mercola
The war against illegal drug use has been going on for decades, but now it seems the “war on drugs” should have a new target… Legal drug addiction is taking lives in record numbers.

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This article appears on my page because it shows that even over the counter medications can become very addictive and should not be prescribed so often. Parents and doctors would benefit from seeing this article because this would make them second guess prescribing drugs to kids. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how giving drugs to younger people is awful for them. 

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Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story

Tests underway on drug that could ‘cure’ meth addiction | The Raw Story | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

Scientists are testing a relatively common anti-inflammatory drug called Ibudilast for its potential to block the cravings of methamphetamine addicts, and the first round of results shows promise.


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This article appears on my page because it shows ways the world is trying to solve the problem of drug addiction. People who want to quit could benefit from seeing this because it might give them another way to try and stop.  This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows ways to try and put an end to drug addiction. 

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Kailyn Taylor's curator insight, December 11, 2013 6:44 PM

This article appears on my page because meth is a highly addictive drug. This article talks about a cure coming in the future for meth addiction. Meth addicts could benifit from this, and it could possibly give them some hope. This article relates to drug addiction becuase it talks about meth, which is high additive and popular in the drug family. 

Courtney Wyche's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:23 AM

Hopefully they come up with an actual treatment quickly. I don't think meth addicts should be treated with drug replacement, if they could just get addicted to that drug as well.

Andrew Lokantsov's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:05 PM

Well the effects of this should be self-expanatory if it comes to work out.  This could be a God send for those who were misfortunate enough to be addcited to the dangerous drug.

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Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners : NPR

Out Of Desperation, North Korean Women Become Breadwinners : NPR | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
In North Korea, profound social change is happening beyond the view of the outside world. The pressure of national ideology has forced women to become the primary breadwinners in many households — dramatically redrawing gender roles in the process.

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I choose this article because the title caught my attention. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it directly relates to how women finally had to take over and become the breadwinners because it was the only option they had if they wanted to survive and provide for their family. 

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The cost of gender inequality - Business Spectator

The AtlanticThe cost of gender inequalityBusiness SpectatorAs we celebrate International Women's Day every country in the world must address economic gender inequality.

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I choose this article because it discussed the business side of how gender inequality effects the government. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it shows how women are becoming a bigger part of the work force but they aren't treated the same as men. They discuss how the world has to fully activate women because they have the same brain power as a man. 

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The Particular Struggles of Rural Women - The Atlantic

The Particular Struggles of Rural Women - The Atlantic | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
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The Particular Struggles of Rural Women
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Rural women face a different set of challenges than these Superwomen. It's less likely rural women's mothers received an education beyond high school.

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When women live in a more rural area they have even more issues that cause gender inequality. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it talks about how rural areas have more risk factors that can make being a women even harder for a person if they live there. 

 

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A new way to chart gender inequality - CBS News

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A new way to chart gender inequality
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Today, the European Institute for Gender Equality will launch a more sophisticated version of that basic graph.

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I choose this article because it was referring to the new and not so much the old ways. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it showed how when they looked at graphs referring to people in higher positions and then looked at it based off of their gender they explained to the companies they needed to empower women and they were just as good as the men. A few of the companies took it to heart and actually did something about it. 

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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. 

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:12 PM

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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A Donkey Ambulance for Women in Labor in Afghanistan

A Donkey Ambulance for Women in Labor in Afghanistan | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Screenshot: HealthProm Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys.

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I choose this article because the title seemed very odd. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it discuses how women have to ride donkey's to get to the hospital when they are having their babies so they just have them at home and that way no one even knows if they existed. 

 

This relates to movement. 

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Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:11 PM

This article appears on my page because it highlights how gender inequality has led to maternal mortality and how it can be reduced by providing adequate transportation to the hospital for women in labor. People that would benefit from  reading this article includes people who wish to donate to such charitable organizations, and also, women in these third-world countries where maternal mortality is high so they could know that such resources are available to them. This relates to Half the Sky because it shows a possible solution to reducing maternal mortality, which is mentioned several times throughout the book.

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'Women's Rights Are Human Rights' -- 20 Years Later - Huffington Post

'Women's Rights Are Human Rights' -- 20 Years Later - Huffington Post | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
'Women's Rights Are Human Rights' -- 20 Years Later Huffington Post This is the first of two columns on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recently announced new initiative for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, "No Ceilings:...

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I choose this article because the title seemed really interesting because it was saying how women's rights should be the same as all human rights but that isn't the case in some places. This relates to Half the Sky because it discusses how Hillary Clinton went to China and how they shut off all of the media so women wouldn't hear what she was saying about women having to stand up and speak out. 

 

This article relates to the movement of beliefs and ideas. 

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Dandavikranth Reddy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:14 PM

This is article is about Hillary Clinton's foundation and influence on women around the world who are struggling. In China, many women are being oppressed, and not being given their rights according to the United Nations. Hillary Clinton delivered a speech in 1995 that was inspiring and motivating for the women in China and around the world. This article is on this page because it shows how some people are trying to promote the end of women's oppression or gender inequality by creating newly funded organizations and programs. Also, this article is on this page because it will inspire many who are trying to make a stand in their society or make a difference in women's life. This article benefits people who are looking of a solution out of their problems, people who are trying to join in the service learning project, and people who are willing to end women's oppressrion and gender inequality in any case. This article is related to the readings of Half the Sky because many people are trying to stop the spread of women's oppression amd gender inequality all around the globe. For example, Kristoff and Wudunn wrote this book to help the world realize that we are still fighting modern slavery and killing innocent people. 

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UK universities sex segregation antisecularist move started in March 2013/Archive 5 - Secularism is a Women's Issue

UK universities sex segregation antisecularist move started in March 2013/Archive 5 - Secularism is a Women's Issue | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
"The notion that because these cultural norms make some people feel uncomfortable in broader society, that broader society should accommodate (...)

 


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I choose this article because it was related to how women were segregated from men. It directly relates to the article Half the Sky because it was referring to how a man went to a debate and the women and men were separated and he told them they had to mix up. In Half the Sky Bill Gates also had this issue of women and men being segregated and he told them if they wanted to be in the top 10 they would have to work with women. 

 

This article could be used to help answer the question of place. 

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Aspen Evans's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:37 PM

I choose this article because it was related to how women were segregated from men. It directly relates to the article Half the Sky because it was referring to how a man went to a debate and the women and men were separated and he told them they had to mix up. In Half the Sky Bill Gates also had this issue of women and men being segregated and he told them if they wanted to be in the top 10 they would have to work with women. 

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Cannabis Rewires the Brain

Cannabis Rewires the Brain | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
Cannabis use changes the brain according to new research. A study shows even casual cannabis use can have real effects on the brain.

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This article appears on my page because it shows what drugs do to the brain. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this video because most think it's cool and fun to do but they do not realize the final effects it can have on your brain. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the issues it causes inside a person and the damage it can do to the brain. 

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LifeWorks Surrey's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:43 AM

Cannabis addiction changes the structure of the brain. 

Taylor Ferguson's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:28 PM

This article speaks to the point that ingesting drugs can have serious effects on the brain. As mentioned in our chapter, the brain can suffer a great deal from too much use of a drug. In the article, it mentioned that even the use of a drug once a week can cause damage to the brain which will make it crave the drug even more.

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Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - CBS News

Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - CBS News | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
60 Minutes on CBS News: Hooked: Why bad habits are hard to break - Dr.

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This article appears on my page because it shows what drugs do to the brain and not just the physical. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this article because it shows whats going on in their bodies while they are doing drugs and how bad it can actually be. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the final effects of our brain and the chemicals it is reacting with. 

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Kelsey Sunde's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:09 AM

This article is a very good source for needing more information on bad habbits. It tells that "just say no" is what they call "magical thinking". Its easier said than done. but no matter what youre addicted to whether its coffee or cocaine, bad habits die hard. And the truth behind why is because we aren't truthful with each other and ourselves. we won't admit we have a problem. we won't come out and say it 

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'Oxyana' Documentary Exposes West Virginia's Horrifying Drug Addiction Crisis and the Nightmares Of Small-town Life

'Oxyana' Documentary Exposes West Virginia's Horrifying Drug Addiction Crisis and the Nightmares Of Small-town Life | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
The film exposes an epidemic of prescription drug addiction in West Virginia as well as the issues of small-town America as a way of life.

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This article appears on my page because it shows the final effects drugs can have on a community. Other communities would be helped by seeing this because it can show how bad things can get and how fast it happens. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how a whole community can be effected and how drugs become the one thing they rely on most. 

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Siberian Doctors Use Sticks to Literally Beat Drug Addiction

Siberian Doctors Use Sticks to Literally Beat Drug Addiction | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
 There’s a new way to beat your addiction, but it hurts, a lot. Psychologists at a Siberian drug clinic are using corporal punishment to help drug, alcohol and even sex addicts get their lives back.

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This article appears on my page because it is a new and strange way to handle addiction. Addicts would benefit from seeing this article because it could show them another way of handling their addiction and putting and end to it. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it consists of addiction treatment. 

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Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows

Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

A new study, in the journal Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, is shining the light on another problem. Abuse of anti-anxiety and sleep medications.


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This article appears on my page because it shows how a huge issue we are having now a days is teenagers taking anxiety drugs and becoming addicted once the prescription is over. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this article because it would show them how bad addiction really is and how hard it is to stop. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how bad addiction really is. 

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Lauren Groseclose's curator insight, December 10, 2014 10:46 PM

Do you think that our American society today is what causes so many teenagers to resort to this?  It has been said that school it much more stressful and demanding compared to the past.  Not only do people abuse drugs for their own personal pleasure, but they also do this because they believe it will fix whatever problem they are having, such as severe anxiety about school.

Hector Luis Perez Polanco's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:08 PM

Prescription drug addiction gradually increases as the availability of these drugs presents itself via friends and family who have received the prescription for episodes of anxiety or depression. The problem with this is that many teenagers have chemical imbalances in their brains that cause them to be depressed or anxious because of the stage of growth that they're in. Add that into the pressures and anxieties that come with being a teenager in the high school environment, i.e. keeping up with high school social antics, the pressure to succeed academically from parents, and establishing one's identity in the riveting crevice between childhood and adulthood, and you can see that counseling won't suffice, leaving some teenagers no other option but to get a prescription for the anxiety and/or depression that they are facing. This leaves space for many teenagers to share their drugs with their friends or family members. As some teenagers do need them, it is impossible to prevent this by any method other than preventative caution and drug-addiction prevention programs, to inspire young men and women to not fall into the temptation.

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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 | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it

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


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I choose this article because it just seems so unnecessary and rude. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it is exactly like when bill gates went to talk to those people and they were segregated but it is even worse because they force them to sit on the floor. This just shows the disrespect people have for women. 

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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.

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:50 PM

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.

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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Watch A Woman Become A Man Before Your Eyes (It's The Only Way She Can Get Paid Like A Man)

Sweden's biggest union gives its female head an extreme makeover to raise awareness for gender equality.

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I choose this article because the title was really odd. This relates to "Half the Sky" because it shows how terrible society is in that a women feels the only way she can be treated the same as a man is to become one. Women suffer from less pay and many more things that shouldn't matter just because of their sex. How much someone is paid should be determined by their skill level not their gender. 

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Sue Liburd's curator insight, March 9, 2014 12:27 PM

Is this a faster option for gender equality? I hope not!!!

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Father's Day 2013: Dads Must Stand Up For Women's Rights - PolicyMic

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Father's Day 2013: Dads Must Stand Up For Women's Rights
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Father's Day is a good time to honor dads of all backgrounds, particularly those who tirelessly advocate for their kids and their families.

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This article seemed interesting because it was talking about how a day about men involves standing up for women. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it is in relation to the statistics of how many women hold bachelors or are the primary bread winners. 

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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.

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I choose this article because it explained one of the ESPN's. This relates to how in "Half the Sky" Bill Gates told them to become in the top ten they would have to involve women that is why a richer area that uses women in working would have a greater gender equality. 

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:50 AM

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.

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 | Drug Addiction | Scoop.it
A vicious spate of acid attacks against women has shocked the European country. Barbie Latza Nadeau reports.

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Aspen Evans's insight:

I choose this article because it seemed similar to the bride burning's. This article relates to "Half the Sky" because it relates to how men believe they have the power to do whatever they want whenever they want to women. They think they have ownership and there is nothing the women can do about it. 

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 11:00 PM

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. 

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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New study confirms that gender equity and development go hand-in ...

“A careful look at the data reveals that societies with greater gender equality achieve higher levels of social and economic rights fulfillment for all members,” observed Lawson-Remer in an article published at the Development ...

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I choose this article because it directly relates to "Half the Sky." It relates because it shows that empowering women can lead to better education systems for girls. When women are in political systems the government improves tremendously. 

 

This article relates to place. 

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Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:43 AM

This appears on my page because it shows how a country cannot develop if they are not allowing their women to contribute. If a country oppresses women, they are only inhibiting their own development. People that could benefit from reading this are people that do not believe that women can contribute to society, becuase this illustrates precise data that disproves bigotry such as that. This relates to Half the Sky because one of the main themes of the book is that countries can only progress if the women in the country are progressing as well.

Robert Slone's curator insight, September 25, 2014 7:03 AM

Gender inequality and education are the most powerful tools a society can have. It can take time and effort but educating women will pay huge dividends.

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

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | Drug Addiction | 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.

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Aspen Evans's insight:

I choose this article because this was one of the most shocking cruelties to women I read about. This relates to Half The Sky because it discussed how every two hours a bride is burned as a way for the man to remarry or because she couldn't have a son. This related to how Saima was threatened when she could not bear a son to be replaced by a new wife. 

 

This article relates to place. 

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sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:06 PM

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.

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.