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“Mission: Equality” Chapter 2 – Your mission, should you decide to accept it…

squire
Valinor


Mar 14 2009, 1:42pm

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This is the second post of an informal discussion of my graphic novel/story from my graduate education course “Women of the World”. I am very impressed by the interest and comments that the first chapter has produced so far. To cut to the chase, since several posts simply asked for the next installment, here is the second chapter (and an improved link to the first chapter for those who want to join in).

Mission Equality. Chapter 1: Sweden
Mission Equality. Chapter 2: Mission Accepted

Although I’ll be glad to post a few questions as I did before, I’d like to stand back at this point and let people comment on this new chapter – quite different from the first – and perhaps start a few sub-threads of their own.



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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Mar 14 2009, 4:50pm

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"I'm not dumb. I happen to like both. It's called having it all." [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes! Barbie speaks for me!

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming world tour, especially Turkey.

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Mar 14 2009, 9:29pm

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It is indeed ironic that countries have signed and ratified this "order" to improve the conditions of women around the world, but with no way to enforce it, well...

Oh, I am surprised to see it was Bangladash at the bottom of women's rights. It's different from the reportings of the 2008 Gender Gap Index.

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squire
Valinor


Mar 14 2009, 9:54pm

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There's no single measure of gender inequality [In reply to] Can't Post

As we will see, signatory countries actually do make serious efforts to comply with CEDAW, even though it's technically unenforceable. Their reasons for doing so, of course, are not necessarily ones the feminists had in mind.

Thanks for pointing me towards the Gender Gap index, which I hadn't known of.

As the footnotes say, my data for the country rankings is quite old, from a 1995-2001 UN survey called the Gender Equality Scale. But also notice that what is being measured there is a country's popular attitudes towards gender equality, not a country's comparative achievements in eliminating gender inequality. It is fascinating to me to see Bangladesh ahead of Japan in the Gender Gap index rankings!

One of the weaknesses of the project is that I based it entirely on the Gender Equality Scale, which was the focus of a text we used in the course: Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Around the World, by Inglehart and Norris (2003). I did not do further research in the literature to find out if there were other, competing models for measuring the status of women in all the countries of the world, mostly for lack of time. The textbook was good enough for my professor, thus good enough for me! Not until I was researching the individual country chapters did I begin to notice that the GES ranking seemed a little shaky.

Still, I think my basic categories are sound, even if the countries themselves aren't exactly as bad (or good) as advertised.



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Elizabeth
Valinor


Mar 17 2009, 3:37am

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Yo, squire! [In reply to] Can't Post

This stuff is brilliant! Don't let the lack of discussion in this thread keep you from posting more chapters!





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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Mar 17 2009, 5:48pm

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