AFFIRMATIONS AND AMBIGUITIES: SOME THOUGHTS ON WOMEN AND AGENCY
- Equality at the Legislature. KNUTH, KATE // Minnesota Women's Press;May2011, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p22
The author reflects on achieving equality for women. She believes that achieving equality requires focused work to create opportunities for women and reduce barriers to equality. An overview of budget proposals in the Minnesota government which concern women's equality is offered. The author...
- When saying 'no' empowers. // Asian Pacific Post;7/3/2014, p16
The article highlights several cases of gender oppression in India that led to the formation of women activists' group Gulabi Gang, which includes Sampat Pal's battle against her mother-in-law's stern instruction against her eating before everyone else and sexual abuse fight of transgender...
- Working Within. Flor, Patricia // UN Chronicle;1998, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p42
Examines United Nations' efforts to promote the status of women. Factor which is regarded as a primary prerequisite for gender equality; Impact of socially constructed gender roles on women and girls; Efforts to redefine women's place and status in society on the basis of equality with men.
- Say It Loud, Say It Proud. Davis, Marty // Just Out;2/15/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p3
The author reflects on the bill covering Equal Rights Amendments for women in the U.S. The author argues that the law is very simple yet very unattainable because of lack of support. He states that the equality of right shall not be denied by the state on the grounds of gender identity. He...
- Engendering Relief: Women, Ablebodiedness, and the New Poor Law in Early Victorian England. Levine-Clark, Marjorie // Journal of Women's History;Winter2000, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p107
Explores how women fared under the 1834 New Poor Law and examined the complications implicit in its use of the concept of ablebodiedness to measure women's worthiness for aid. Meaning of ablebodiedness; Relation between ablebodiedness and English womanhood; Why women petitioned for poor law...
- Legal Protections Provided Under Pakistani Law against Anti-Women Practices: Implementation Gaps between Theory and Practice. Abbas, Muhammad Zaheer; Riaz, Shamreeza // Dialogue (1819-6462);Apr-Jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p172
New millennium is considered as the millennium of upholding the Human Rights throughout the world. Women are considered as the most vulnerable part of the society due to violation of their basic and fundamental rights. Women rights have gained so much importance and many organizations are...
- Whither the women's advisory council? // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;7/5/93, Vol. 20 Issue 29, p51
Speculates the Advisory Council on Women's Issues may have to be scrapped to save money. Comments from Alberta Premier Ralph Klein that the body would not be chopped; Resignation of Patricia Pardo-Demiantschuk from the council board.
- Gender discrimination and the original understanding. Maltz, Earl M. // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Spring95, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p415
Addresses the more common justifications for enhanced judicial scrutiny of gender-based classifications. Drafting of the Fourteenth Amendment by the Republicans; Justice Joseph Bradley's opinion on the Bradwell v. Illinois; Privileges and Immunities Clause as providing the only plausible...
- Women and the law. Thacker, Anne C. // Legaldate;Jul95, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p5
Discusses laws concerning the recognition of women's public and private rights in Australia. Granting women of their right to vote in federal elections; Recommendation in the Law Reform Commission; Changes in the provision of compensation for victims. INSET: Student activities..