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Human trafficking: How US states fare

Human trafficking: How US states fare | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

A new study ranks states on laws to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Polaris Project, a US-based anti-trafficking organisation, has identified 10 types of statues they deem critical to fighting human trafficking.


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I chose this article because it shows the punishments that people are receiving for this type of gender inequality. 21 states, including South Carolina have a large amount of laws that prevent and prosecute human trafficking. Only 4 of our states have minimal laws that prevent human trafficking. This relates to HTS because girls were being told they were getting 'real' jobs, but they were instead forced into being slaves and put in brothels.  

 

This article can help answer location because it provides insight into where gender inequality is worse in the US. It also answers place and HEI because you can then examine human and environmental  characteristics of that location. 

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

This article speaks of how the USA is taking steps to stop or reduce human trafficking in other countries.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:30 PM

This article shows that more than 20 states inside the US are prone to gender inequality. Many laws prevent and prosecute the tragic happening but it still happens. The only way to control this is through education. This article relates to the Half the Sky because it shows that even with laws the gender inequality is still prevalent in many areas and the areas with little gender inequality are the areas that educate more on gender equality and the good effects of it

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:02 PM

I chose this article because many people know that gender inequality is a huge problem in the global community, but many also do not realize that its a pressing issue here in the United States. This relates to Half The Sky because it talks about what different states do to fight this problem, which is talked about in the excerpt. 

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

Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities - The Root | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Obama Uses His Pen to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities.

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I chose this article because it shows the progress the US is taking to end gender inequality. This relates to HTS because businesses like micro financing businesses are ending gender inequality also. 

 

This article answers HEI and regions. this article explains the things people are doing for those effected by gender inequality around them. It also explains that people know where the inequality is happening, which is region. 

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 4:19 PM

I chose this article because it shows that countries are taking steps in order to have gender equality between the people.

This relates to Half the Sky because businesses like micro financing help women start businesses to get off their feet and have a career. 

 

This article answers one of the questions related to Regions, as the US government is a functional region that associates with gender inequality and gender equality. It has a direct relationship to it because the government is using laws to get rid of it.

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Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher Punishments - Voice of America

Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher Punishments - Voice of America | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher PunishmentsVoice of AmericaPHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Here, the use of corrosive acid as a weapon to attack and maim is a major problem.

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I chose this article because it tells a story of the opposite gender. It is about gender inequality against a man because he stayed out too late one night. His wife through acid on him and he is now blind and scarred for life. This relates to HTS because he had acid poured on him for breaking rules and so did the women in HTS. 

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Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 4:16 PM

I chose this because it shows the inequality between the man and women shown in this article. The men attack the women with acid, scarring them permanently. 

This relates to Half the Sky because he had acid poured on him for breaking rules, as well as the women in Half the Sky.

Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 28, 2014 10:05 AM

The article can be used to answer the location question. It can help you get an idea of what part of the world has the most and brutal gender inequality.

Summer L's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:59 PM

I curated this article because it talks about how in some countries, the men are the ones who are being attacked by acid. 

 

This relates to the excerpt because that only says that women are discriminated but it's men who are hurt as well. 

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Pakistan Women Rights Laws Ban Horrific Acid Burnings - CAW

They stand to protect millions of women from common forms of abuse in a conservative, Muslim country with a terrible history of gender inequality. ...

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I chose this article because it gives several stories on how women's rights are being improved in several Asian and Middle Eastern countries. This relates to half the sky because women were being burned if they did not obey their husbands. so now, leaders are working towards making this illegal. 

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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

India 'dowry deaths'  still rising despite modernization | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

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I selected this article because It focuses on a very important part of gender inequality, the part were women are killed because they are not seen as equal. This article says that over the past 25-30 years in India, dowry crimes and bride burning have begun rising in large numbers. bride burning rose 3% from last year and other dowry crimes rose even more. This relates to HTS because the excerpt was saying women in India are fed less and sometimes burned so that husband can get more money from the wife's parents. 

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Fritz's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

I chose to include this article because it relates to a very large issue in India as well as the fight for gender equality. In places like India, women are not valued, and marriages are seen as business deals in which the groom an his family make some  financial gain. This article brings attention to this problem, as well as the fact that it is getting worse. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because bride burnings are mentioned many times throughout the excerpt, and this article provides more exact and specific information on the topic.

Daishon Redden's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I chose this article because it talks about how India is in a stage change but the amount of deaths from inequality are still rising. The relates to half the sky because of the bride burnings. 

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

Deaths in India are on the rise. Bride-burning and other crimes are taking place because of unequal rights. Despite modernization and women gaining more rights in other places it is still staying the same in India. This article reminds me of Half the Sky becuase of all the women being treated unfairly and beaten.

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Tell Me Something I Don't Know About Women in the Workplace

Tell Me Something I Don't Know About Women in the Workplace | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
An overview of the often startling research on female leadership.

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This article contains facts about women and how they do not make up a large part of the work force and facts about how they are discriminated against in the workplace. This relates to HTS because the women in Saudi Arabia can't find jobs because the men do not want them working. 

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 28, 2013 1:49 AM

A recent study found that female leaders bested their male peers on traits like empathy, influence, and conflict management, and even have a slight edge when it comes to being self-aware. 

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

This article speaks of how women are speaking up and having a lot of leadership in the office and outworking the men. 

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2013)

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2013) | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean?

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I chose this article because it gives you facts about the inequality that is occurring, not many article are doing this. It says there will always be a gap between pay and that it is worse for minorities. This relates to HTS because a wife was being paid nothing because she couldn't find a job, while her husband brought in little money and usually spent it on alcohol. The wife then got help from a micro financing company and was able to find a job, get paid more than her husband, and pay off all of their debt.  

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Saudi Arabia struggles to employ its most-educated women

Saudi Arabia struggles to employ its most-educated women | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Government has launched a female education initiative, but beneficiaries aren’t finding work after graduation.

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Jonathan Kaus's insight:

This article ties back to gender inequality in the workplace. The women in Saudi Arabia are not getting jobs like their male counterparts. This ties back to HTS because most of the gender inequality was coming from Saudi Arabia. The women are not allowed to work and drive and have the same opportunities as there husbands.

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Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality - Forbes

Why Richer Countries Have Greater Gender Equality - Forbes | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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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Jonathan Kaus's insight:

I chose this article because it says that the greater role women play in our politics and economy, the richer and more successful our country will become. This also lowers the gender pay gap and lessens gender inequality in our country. This relates to HTS because all of the gender inequality was focused in slums and poor portions of not-so-poor countries. This could be why there was more gender inequality there. 

 

This article helps answer place, HEI, and mobility. It examines the type of people that live there, rich or poor which examines place. It examines how money is used throughout those countries and why that leads to higher gender equality, which is HEI. It also examines how money flows from person to person or from company to company which is mobility. 

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

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I chose this article because it shows that the violence against women is on the rise and moving across the globe. This relates to HTS because the women in India are burned with acid if they disobey their husband.

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

Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored - Fox News | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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...
Jonathan Kaus's insight:

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. 

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 1:26 PM

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.  

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. 

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

BBC News | South Asia | Bride burning 'kills hundreds' | Gender Inequality | 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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I selected this article because I gives very good insight into the action being taken to stop bride burning. The police are called sometimes and they seem to blame it on 'stove burns', which is ridiculous because the burns are not consistent with stove burns. This relates to HTS because brides were being burned in India and the women were also being fed less and discriminated against. 

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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.

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Syrian women refugees humiliated, exploited in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Syrian women refugees humiliated, exploited in Turkey - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Many female Syrian refugees in Turkey endure sexual harassment and exploitation by employers, prospective husbands and male kin.


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Jonathan Kaus's insight:

I selected this article because it is about a major part of gender inequality because men think they can take advantage of women. This relate back to HTS because the young girls were told they were going to get a job, but instead they were locked in and forced to work at a brothel. They would be drugged and sometimes killed if they did not work. 

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Abigail Harrison's curator insight, April 22, 2014 10:04 AM

I have decided to Scoop this article because it explains and shows female exploitation and how Dima's boss tried to take advantage of her. Dima worked in the cotton factory and her boss started sexually harassing her. She told him to stop, and he wouldn't. The next day she went to work and he said, "I will pay you extra if you entertain  me." She ran out of the factory and never came back. This article is similar to the one in the exert Half The Sky. Abbas lived in a family who was tight on money. She decide to go to work and it wasn't the job that Abbas wanted.They took Abbas and 70 other girls to a brothel and made Abbas and some other girls watch 70 girls get rapped, beaten, stabbed in the stomach until death. Abbas was never paid for the work and finally found a way out. These two situations is dealing with female exploitation. 

 

Kira Saini's curator insight, April 27, 2014 7:02 PM

This article was selected because it talks about how Syrian women refugees are being terribly mistreated and abused. It describes instances where the women are being exploited and sold off. This relates to the HTS article because it talks about how women in LDCs are having to put up with the mistreatment and abuse due to gender inequality. This article is helpful in answering the questions for our project because it describes certain locations and regions that suffer with the most extreme gender inequality.

 

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Minority Women Report Downsizing Their Ambitions Because of Bias

Minority Women Report Downsizing Their Ambitions Because of Bias | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

  Read new research about women in the work place now.


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Jonathan Kaus's insight:

This article also has the facts about women and the workplace. This article is more on how discrimination and low pay affects the way women find jobs. This related to HTS because the wife could not find a job because she was a women and the men did not want her working.

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, March 7, 2014 4:43 PM

It should be simple: Go to work, work hard, get noticed, and get promoted. But is it ever really that straightforward? 

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US #23 in World for Gender Equality - Town Hall

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US #23 in World for Gender Equality
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A new report released by the World Economic Forum over the weekend reaffirmed Iceland's place as the best for gender equality in the world, while the US moved down from #22 to #23.

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I selected this article because it shows how the US is getting worse when it comes to gender equality. The US moved down from 22 to 23 which is very good, being that there are 196 countries. This article also gives insight into how the US and many countries are moving up or down the scale. This relates to HTS because Saudi Arabia is very low in the scale because women are not allowed to do many things in that county. 

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