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Afghan woman’s family ‘behead her and her lover and dump their bodies in graveyard in horrific honor killing’

Afghan woman’s family ‘behead her and her lover and dump their bodies in graveyard in horrific honor killing’ | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
Wednesday : 23/10/2013

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I chose this article because it evolved Afghan women being killed for honor killings.  This relates to half the sky because the women are being killed for non-significant reasons. Honor killings are a result from gender inequality and gender discrimination.   

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Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:44 PM

Honor killings include viscous crimes like this one. In Half The Sky, I read that families would also burn wives or throw acid on their daughters. Beheading, acid throwing, and bride burning are the most viscous honor killing crimes I have read about. It angers me that the ones responsible usually are never punished and if they are their punishment is not as severe as their crime.

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Couple kills daughter who talked to a boy

Couple kills daughter who talked to a boy | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

Local police officer Tahir Ayub told AFP the father, Mohammad Zafar, had had suspicions about his daughter Anvu Sha and became enraged when he saw her with a boy outside their home on Monday.

 

"Zafar beat her up and then poured acid over her with the help of his wife. She was badly burnt but they did not take her to hospital until the next morning, and she died on Wednesday," Ayub said.

 

Related, http://www.theblaze.com/stories/horrifying-pakistani-parents-kill-their-daughter-for-eyeing-boy-on-a-motorcycle-in-apparent-honor-killing/.


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The reason I chose this article is because it was so extreme.  Just to think that for talking to one boy your family would kill you is just mind blowing.  This relates to half the sky by the family killing the daughter by pouring acid on her.  The mom also did this to the daughter so it shows how corrupt the gender inequality is in these countries.  

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Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:56 PM

If my family believed in killing me because of talking to a boy, I would have been dead when I was five. I do not understand why families like these are so strict or why they would even believe that honor killing is right. It pains me that her father did not care that he was hurting and killing his own daughter on an issue that is so insignificant. I read about stories like this one in Half The Sky where the victim was killed by her own family.

Claudia Isabella Cannon's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:29 PM

I chose this article because the mother and father murdered their daughter for talking to a boy. They beat her and then doused her with acid. This related to half the sky because it shows that people in other countries have strict rules and if they are not followed, they are severely punished. 

Jacob Cooney's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:04 PM

This is interesting because it shows just how strict families can be in certain parts of the world, and how severely they react to little things, like Half the Sky touched on.

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Gender inequality isn't just a female problem

Gender inequality isn't just a female problem | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
At a recent London rap battle, a male rapper thought it would be a good idea to shoot the following words towards his female sparring partner: "After this, in the alley you're gonna get raped."

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I chose this article because it dealt with a interesting issue.  Most people just think of gender inequality dealing with women, so it was interesting to think about gender inequality in a different perspective.  This related to Half the Sky by having to deal with gender inequality.  

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MelissaCMac's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:06 PM

"To the men reading this, there are things you can do. Have the courage to speak up if your female colleague receives lesser pay for doing the same job, or when your friend throws out a sexist comment. It’s not about implying that women don’t have the capacity to stand up for themselves – it’s about stepping up and saying that this is not OK."

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A new way to chart gender inequality - CBS News

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


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I chose this article because it was a "local" article about gender inequality.  CBS tracked the story so it seemed more common and r to understand than the others.  This relates to half the sky and the Ted Talk by talking about the statistics the gender inequality.  This study was more focused on European countries but still had a lot of great insight.  This will be great for the location part of the project.  

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Michael Spicer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:40 PM

This article talks about new ways to chart gender inequality and how it works.

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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 Discrimination | Scoop.it

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


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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.

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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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Child Labour and Child Marriage Perpetuate Gender Inequality - AllAfrica.com

Child Labour and Child Marriage Perpetuate Gender Inequality - AllAfrica.com | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

Child Labour and Child Marriage Perpetuate Gender Inequality AllAfrica.com Blantyre — “My mother forced me into early marriage. She did it so my husband could help her with salt and sugar. During the marriage, my husband frequently beat me.


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This article talked about children's role in gender inequality and there weren't many articles that talked about children so that is the main reason why I decided to scoop this article.  This story relates to half the sky really well because it has the same type of story that half the sky did.  This story is about a girl that was married away and her husband beat her and forced her to work.  Her Mother also told her to suck it up.  This is how this article relates to half the sky.

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The line of beauty

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Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful. By Daniel Hamermesh. Princeton University Press; 216 pages; $24.95 and £16.95. Buy from Amazon.com,...

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The reason why I chose this article is because it hit on the topic that the prettier you are the more money (successful) you will become.  Women are usually associated with being pretty and which this article then proves that the prettier the women is the more money she will make.  If you think of this in terms of gender inequality then you can relate it to sex trafficking and arranged marriages.  This gave me a different view on the beauty of women and the economic benefit from it. This related to half the skys by the women being married off to men but the more money they could get for their daughters the better it would be for the family.  They weren't willing to let their daughters get married just for love; the families don't even care about that.  So the article scooped her shows the relationship of beauty (women) and money which the families in the excerpt half the sky were concerned about.      

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United Nations bans female genital mutilation | UN Women

United Nations bans female genital mutilation | UN Women | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

Female Genital Mutilation affects about 100-140 million women and girls worldwide, and each year it is estimated that an additional three million girls are at risk of being subjected to the practice globally.

 

The United Nations General Assembly thursday passed unanimously a resolution banning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. This significant milestone towards the ending of harmful practices and violations that constitute serious threat to the health of women and girls was taken by the 194 UN Member States, who approved five General Assembly resolutions on advancing women’s rights, including one on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations (FGM).


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I chose this article because I was really interested in the topic.  I have never heard of this type of gender inequality violence.  It interested me because it is a very extreme violence.  This relates to Half the Sky by being a type of gender violence and there was gender violence in half the sky.  This is a lot more extreme then the violence in the book in some perspectives.   

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islamist Religion of Peace Alert: Girl Axed 15 Times by BROTHER in Attempted 'Honor Killing' - Clash Daily

islamist Religion of Peace Alert: Girl Axed 15 Times by BROTHER in Attempted 'Honor Killing' - Clash Daily | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
A 17-year-old girl whose brother tried to murder her in an 'honour killing' said she wishes she had died after surviving an axe attack, disowned by her

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This article would be a good resource for Place.  I chose this article because it was about an honor killing and honor killings really interested me.  This article is also located in a region with prominent gender inequality because of the religious based government.  This article related to Half the Sky by a girl being hurt in a society based off of a religious government.  

 

 

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Honor Killing: Mother, two daughters murdered over video of them enjoying the rain.

Honor Killing: Mother, two daughters murdered over video of them enjoying the rain. | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
Daily Mail.co.uk Two teenage sisters have been murdered in Pakistan after they were accused of tarnishing their family's name by making a video of themselves dancing in the rain. The girls, aged 15...

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Morgan Molosso's insight:

I chose this article because it deals with an honor killing.  I really was interested in the thought process behind honor killings and the more and more I read about them the more intrigued I got.  This relates to half the sky by women getting killed for no reasons (gender inequality).

 

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Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:06 PM

When I read this, it broke my heart. Honor killings happen in countries with very strong religious beliefs like the Middle East. In Half the Sky, the victims of honor killing have families very similar to those in the articles I have read. The families are very strict and believe in punishing their children or wives by using violence if they disobey or do something that would bring their family shame. In many cases the victims of honor killings do not do anything harmful such as in this article. I could not believe these teenagers were killed for just enjoying the rain. I strongly disagree with crimes like these and the murderes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law with no mercy shown to them.

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Women hold the key to the economy of the future

Women hold the key to the economy of the future | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
The taboo has been overcome. For decades, discussions about gender-specific behaviour were deemed politically incorrect.

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I chose this article because it talked about what we listen about in the Ted talk.  It is interesting to think about why the global governments have been improving and to read an article like this was just fascinating. This relates to half the sky by talking about women's role in gender inequality    

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Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination? - Huffington Post

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination? - Huffington Post | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

Marriage Inequality as Gender Discrimination?


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I chose this article because it talked about gender discrimination in a different topic.  It provided me another way to think about what gender discrimination really means.  This related to half the sky by talking about different types of gender discrimination.

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John Kennedy's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:00 PM

I chose this because as being LG{B} human being it is important ot me, also with my sister being {L}GB it makes me want to get even more involved in this, to stop ALLLLLLL types of gender discrimination!

This relates to the "Half The Sky" exerpt because same sex couples are being denied the right to be legally married! This is clearly gender inequality! So certain gender are being denied their rights just like Samia had no say, im pretty sure these couples feel the same way. Being denied the rights that they are entitled to have as a human being.

Helps answers reigion.

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UN Ad Campaign Shows What The Internet Thinks Of Women

UN Ad Campaign Shows What The Internet Thinks Of Women | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

I An ad campaign from UN Woman uses search terms from Google to show how gender inequality is a problem worldwide.


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Morgan Molosso's insight:

I chose this article because it dealt with the gender inequality on the internet.  This article was a slap in the face for women showing that it is true that they are discriminated socially compared to men.   This relates to half the sky by talking about gender inequality globally with many different cultures.  

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earthdog58's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:50 AM

In their own way these are brilliant adverts - but will they have any real effect?

 

Update: I printed these out (A4 size, in colour) and put them on a board in the corridor outside my classroom. It has been interesting just how many comments there have been from students who have been caught by them as they passed.

 

It''s equally interesting how many have immediately rushed to a computer to type one of the starter phrase; and been suuitably appalled.

 

What is depressing, and rather distrubing , is that these students are almost inevitably female.

 

Which is rather missing the point.

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Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality

Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it
The Guardian Live Q&A: Recruiting boys and men to fight gender inequality The Guardian That sounds straightfoward, but programmes working to engage men and boys to end sexual harassment, gender-based violence, child marriage, female genital...

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Morgan Molosso's insight:

I chose this article because it talked about getting the boys in the regions with gender inequality to grow up knowing it was wrong.  This was talked about in the Ted talk.  When the lady that spoke in the Ted Talk hit on this subject it made me think differently about gender inequality.  This relates to Half the Sky by proving that men have a lot to do with when it comes to gender inequality.  This is because gender inequality is usually against women not men.  

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Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:11 PM

I read this article because of its relevance to HTS.  It states that men and boys need to be educated and worked with to end gender inequalities and violences, even though it goes against social norms, similarly to HTS.

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Egyptian Vigilantes Crack Down on Abuse of Women

Egyptian Vigilantes Crack Down on Abuse of Women | Gender Discrimination | Scoop.it

More and more groups are emerging to make Protecting women - and shaming the do-nothing police - a cause, a longstanding problem in Combating Egypt.


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The reason I picked this article is because it talks about the people that cause the gender inequality.  These offenders say why they believe they can get away with the unreasonable social problem.  This relates to half the skys because the men are getting to treat women badly and the police just act like it's not going on.  The police are turning their back on gender inequality which is making it worse in countries like Egypt.

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