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Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution

Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution | Sexual Inequality. | Scoop.it
Marinela Badea was a 17-year-old student in Romania when she was forced from her home and plunged into a nightmare of brutal sex crimes (This is harrowing: Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman's horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution...

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I chose this article, because it talks about sex trade, and there was a women from the article that was forced the to be a sex slave. Its really sad, that just because your a women that you have to a do things that men say. There were also more events that happen in sex trafficking, that was also told in the half the sky article. Like beatings, kidnapping, and non consensual sex. Which is rape. 

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Kira Saini's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:44 AM

I selected this article because it describes one woman's story of how she was forced into the sex trade from Romania to the UK. She talks about the horrendous events she had to endure, such as the beatings, being kidnapped, raped, and being sold as a sex slave against her will. This relates to the Half the Sky article because it talks about an instance in which a woman is abused and sex trafficked due to gender inequality.

Roderick Bishop's curator insight, May 8, 2014 7:18 PM

The horrors of gender inequality extend farther then stereotypically believed. 

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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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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

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. 

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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

 

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.

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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Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities

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Two executive orders will prevent retaliation against employees who disclose compensation information and will require businesses to include race and gender information when reporting compensation data.

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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I curated this article because it relates to half the sky, and Obama is passing laws for women. That they deserve, and in other countries in India and more LDC their are also trying to pass laws that help women with gender inequality.

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 25, 2014 9:13 AM

I curated this article because it relates back to 'Half the Sky' when Obama was passing more laws to help validate women recognition in the workplace. He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 on January 29, 2009 to help better insure women and racial minorities are getting equal pay as their peers and to widen the 180 day window you have to sue a company that disregards this law. 

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Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery in India


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in  Half the sky  it talked about how there is gender inequality in the media. Crimes happen to women that are very bad.  100 million women are missing and the media still isn't aren't publishing it in the  news. Slavery is common and  now days we have the most common which is the modern day slavery. This is happening now in India. I curated this article because these are common issues among us but aren't addressed to the world publicly. They should involve the world in things like this or we are going to continue to have missing women.  

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 25, 2014 9:46 AM

In section 2 of 'Half the Sky' it talked about how there is gender inequality in the media. Crimes that happen to women that are considered to be on a large scale (ex. 100 million women are missing) aren't published in the news. Slavery is common and the most modern day slavery is happening now in India. Girls are kidnapped and held in brothels where they are feed to be kept alive and injected with drugs to keep them sedated. I curated this article because these are common issues among us but aren't addressed to the world publicly because they involve women and women still face gender inequality in all aspects of life whether it’s visible or not.

Kaitlyn Brown's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:37 PM

This talks about the media and how gender inequality and acts of inequality are not published . In Half the sky i believe section 2 it talks about how large scale actions are not published and arent previewed as important 

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Acid Attacks Against Women On The Rise In Italy

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

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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

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. 

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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.

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. 

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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Combating Discriminatory Gender Norms Is Smart Development Policy

Combating Discriminatory Gender Norms Is Smart Development Policy | Sexual Inequality. | Scoop.it
Reducing gender inequality will not only improve women’s lives but will also boost economic growth.

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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I chose this article, because it talked about reducing gender inequality by empowering women. In the half the sky expert that we read the women in the stories had a hard time trying to get away from their crazy husbands or even owners, there are organizations that are out there to help women that are in need for things like that. These organizations help them make money, get a basic education and basic necessity's to leave out in the real world on their own. Ten men do respect these women, because they are bringing in money to the household. 

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Gender Inequality in Morocco Continues, Despite Amendments to Family Law

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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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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

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. 

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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,.

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:00 PM

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 . 

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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Empowering Arab Women Through Literacy

Empowering Arab Women Through Literacy | Sexual Inequality. | Scoop.it

Concerned about the quality of education in the Arab world, particularly for women, the Palestinian photographer Laura Boushnak documented schools and classes in five countries.


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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I chose this article ,because empowering women through literacy is important. The world revolves around reading, you need to read to get around. This article related to half the sky because the women that were in Half the Sky were very uneducated, and since they were uneducated that means they couldn't depend on their selves for necessities. When you are able to read and when you are educated you are able to provide for you and your family, and you have your own voice. i

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The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs

The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs | Sexual Inequality. | Scoop.it

A majority of the pay differential between men and women comes from differences within occupations, not between them, according to a Harvard labor economist.


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When you thrive to do things you except everything from all the hard work that you do. But women aren't getting paid the same as men even though they went through the exact same training, and school. Gender inequality. I chose this article, because it's similar to the half the sky article, women don't get enough respect, or sometimes they don't get paid at all, or they get paid a lot less then what men paid, that not fair for them, just because your a women. You can chose what you are when your born nor can you chose what your born into. 

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c's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:58 PM

A woman goes through the same training and paid for the same education as the men did for their job. Why are the women getting payed less for the same amount of work a man does. The word woman or female should not have the word man or male in it because the men do not work as hard, but still get more respect than women. They do not correlate with each other and it offends me that they are associated with each other when they are not the same thing.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:25 PM

This article is interesting because it shows the percent of women that are paid differently in different careers. They hold the same positions and are still paid differently. So, this shows that the only factor in the women being paid differently is the gender. Many women are discriminated like this all over the world. 

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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up - The Economist

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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up
The Economist
ECONOMISTS see reducing sexual inequality in education as a vital part of promoting development.

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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I curated this article, because it talks about Education. In the half the sky article, education is one of the big issues that women have associated with gender inequality. Women don't get educated, because they are simply women, this article is important because it tells people that Education is important for everybody and not men. 

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:51 AM

This article relates to Tererai in 'Half the Sky' because it focuses on allowing females to go to school and trying to keep them in school to advance Africa' s economic growth. I curated this because it is very important for people to know, once you educate a women, things will start to prosper. 

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:29 PM

I like this article a lot. I chose this article, because what they are saying about sexual inequality when there is a lack of education is true. This relates to the half the sky article, because in half the sky most of the women were educated at all, they we're at home because that's all they could do alone. Being educated in Least developed countries is normal, not just because some cant afford a secondary school, but because education is valued, especially education for women. Men are dominant women are not. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:19 PM

This article is discussing how as inequality is growing education is going to dry up. Without women a full establishment of education can not be achieved because have of the population is not in action. This relates to the article because they both discus how women play a major part in education.

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India: Shock Dowry Deaths Increase Revealed


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I feel like it is important for people to know that dowry is illegal in India but the government wont look into these cases. Neha's story relates back to Saima's story in 'Half the Sky'. Like Saima, Neha was about the same age as Saima and the issue was the her family couldn't provide adequate dowry.

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 22, 2014 9:53 AM

I curated this article because I feel like it is important for people to know that dowry is illegal in India but the government wont look into these cases. Neha's story relates back to Saima's story in 'Half the Sky'. Like Saima, Neha was about the same age as Saima and the issue was the her family couldn't provide adequate dowry. Also, neither were able to produce a boy which lead to the regular beating for Saima but a bride burning for Neha. Their girls gave them the motivation to provide a better life.

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These 5 countries are crushing the whole gender equality thing at home - GlobalPost

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These 5 countries are crushing the whole gender equality thing at home
GlobalPost
When looking at this data, it's important to remember that gender equality isn't just about women working more paid hours or doing less housework.

Via Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)
Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I chose this article, because it talks about how the country is trying to make gender inequality less. In the half the sky article, there were organizations that helped women gets jobs and get money to help around the house. And when that happened the men started respecting the women more because they were bringing in an income and paying for basic necessities. I like this article, because crushing gender inequality could change a lot of things. 

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 4:33 PM

I chose this article because it focuses on the countries that are the least and most equal in gender equality.

This relates to Half the Sky as women are the ones who do most of the housework of the featured families. 

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

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


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Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I chose this article, because in this article you hear about the WOMEN are on the floor. In half the sky, it talks about how women aren't valued no matter what they do. In this article the female journalist are on the floor, because the men in here don't care about the women. they have no values and all they are good for is staying at home. This is really unfair and its stupid, in my opinion. 

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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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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up - The Economist

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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up
The Economist
ECONOMISTS see reducing sexual inequality in education as a vital part of promoting development.

Via Aaliyah Smith
Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I like this article a lot. I chose this article, because what they are saying about sexual inequality when there is a lack of education is true. This relates to the half the sky article, because in half the sky most of the women were educated at all, they we're at home because that's all they could do alone. Being educated in Least developed countries is normal, not just because some cant afford a secondary school, but because education is valued, especially education for women. Men are dominant women are not. 

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Aaliyah Smith's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:51 AM

This article relates to Tererai in 'Half the Sky' because it focuses on allowing females to go to school and trying to keep them in school to advance Africa' s economic growth. I curated this because it is very important for people to know, once you educate a women, things will start to prosper. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:19 PM

This article is discussing how as inequality is growing education is going to dry up. Without women a full establishment of education can not be achieved because have of the population is not in action. This relates to the article because they both discus how women play a major part in education.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:08 AM

I curated this article, because it talks about Education. In the half the sky article, education is one of the big issues that women have associated with gender inequality. Women don't get educated, because they are simply women, this article is important because it tells people that Education is important for everybody and not men. 

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Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored - Fox News

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e this San Francisco Chronicle Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored Fox News Now, Mukherjee and other victims of acid attacks are pressing the Indian government to do more to prevent such violence, saying a new...

Lauryn Phifer's insight:

I chose this article, because it talk about how women are basically aren't respected. In half the sky they talk about how women aren't respected and they cannot do anything without a male. In this article a girl gets her face melted for standing up to the male figure, they planned this with out her even knowing. Now they are suing the government like they should be. The laws are changing and things are getting better for women that are in countries that have high Gender Inequality.  

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:53 AM

I chose this article to show how little the laws are being enforced. The Indian supreme court has ordered all states to restrict the selling of acid to minors and keep track of everyone who buys acid. This relates the HTS because the young brides in India were having acid poured on them if they did something wrong. 

Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:15 AM

This article speaks of how women in India are being subjected to acid attacks and that the laws in India are not allowing them to stop the acid burnings.

 

This relates to the article because the women in the article are subjected to acid attacks and have no way to stop it.