Debating Women

In tracing their involvement in an activity at the heart of civic culture, Woods demonstrates that debating women have much to teach us about the ongoing potential for debate to move arguments, ideas, and people to new spaces.

Author: Carly S. Woods

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 9781628953381

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Spanning a historical period that begins with women’s exclusion from university debates and continues through their participation in coeducational intercollegiate competitions, Debating Women highlights the crucial role that debating organizations played as women sought to access the fruits of higher education in the United States and United Kingdom. Despite various obstacles, women transformed forests, parlors, dining rooms, ocean liners, classrooms, auditoriums, and prisons into vibrant spaces for ritual argument. There, they not only learned to speak eloquently and argue persuasively but also used debate to establish a legacy, explore difference, engage in intercultural encounter, and articulate themselves as citizens. These debaters engaged with the issues of the day, often performing, questioning, and occasionally refining norms of gender, race, class, and nation. In tracing their involvement in an activity at the heart of civic culture, Woods demonstrates that debating women have much to teach us about the ongoing potential for debate to move arguments, ideas, and people to new spaces.

Debating Women Politics and Power in Early Modern Europe

Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men s voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again.

Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611238

Category: History

Page: 260

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The sixteenth century was an age of politically powerful women. Queens, acting in their own right, and female regents, acting on behalf of their male relatives, governed much of Western Europe. Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men s voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again. Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe is a study of texts and textual production in the construction of gender, society, and politics in the early modern period. Jansen explores the "gynecocracy" debate and the larger humanist response to the challenge posed by female sovereignty.

Debating Women s Equality

Ute Gerhard places women's rights at the center of legal philosophy and sees the struggle for equality as a driving force in the history of law.

Author: Ute Gerhard

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813529050

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Ute Gerhard places women's rights at the center of legal philosophy and sees the struggle for equality as a driving force in the history of law. Focusing on Europe and taking the course of German feminism and law as primary examples, she incorporates the various social contexts in which questions of equality and gender difference have been raised into an analysis that challenges misconceptions about the principle of equality itself. Gerhard reviews the history of women's movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and traces the historical development of claims to gender equality as well as obstacles to these claims. Critically exploring the influence of philosophers such as Rousseau, Fichte, and Kant, Gerhard concludes that women need to be recognized as both equal and different-that claims to equality do not simply eliminate difference, but also articulate it. Mindful of the social and political contexts surrounding equality arguments, Gerhard probes three legal issues: women's rights in the public sphere, especially the right to vote; women's legal capacities in private law, or the legal doctrine of so-called gender tutelage; and women's human rights, a prominent concern in the current international women's movement.

Debating Women s Citizenship in India 1930 1960

Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through autobiography and oral interviews, together with archival research, this book excavates the mental products of these women's lives, their ideas, their writings and their discourse, ...

Author: Annie Devenish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic India

ISBN: 9388271947

Category: History

Page: 288

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Debating Women's Citizenship, 1930-1960 is about the agency of Indian feminists and nationalists whose careers straddle the transition of colonial India to an independent India. It addresses some of the critical aspects of the encounter, engagement and dialogue between the Indian state and its women citizens, in particular, how this generation conceptualised the relationship between citizenship, equality and gender justice, and the various spheres in which the meaning and application of this citizenship was both broadened and narrowed, renegotiated and pursued. The book focuses on a cohort of nationalists and feminists who were leading members of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through autobiography and oral interviews, together with archival research, this book excavates the mental products of these women's lives, their ideas, their writings and their discourse, to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the feminist political personas of this generation, and how these personas negotiated the political and social terrains of their time. The book attempts to produce a new picture of this era, one in which there was far more activity and engagement with the state and with civil society on the part of this generation than previously acknowledged.

Debating Women s Citizenship in India 1930 1960

general but does not make any mention of the differences in wages between men and women's work. Nor is there any discussion of how the absence of childcare ...

Author: Annie Devenish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9789388271967

Category: History

Page: 288

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Debating Women's Citizenship, 1930-1960 is about the agency of Indian feminists and nationalists whose careers straddle the transition of colonial India to an independent India. It addresses some of the critical aspects of the encounter, engagement and dialogue between the Indian state and its women citizens, in particular, how this generation conceptualised the relationship between citizenship, equality and gender justice, and the various spheres in which the meaning and application of this citizenship was both broadened and narrowed, renegotiated and pursued. The book focuses on a cohort of nationalists and feminists who were leading members of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through autobiography and oral interviews, together with archival research, this book excavates the mental products of these women's lives, their ideas, their writings and their discourse, to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the feminist political personas of this generation, and how these personas negotiated the political and social terrains of their time. The book attempts to produce a new picture of this era, one in which there was far more activity and engagement with the state and with civil society on the part of this generation than previously acknowledged.

Debating Gender Justice in Asia Penerbit USM

This volume aims to provide critical and current materials on gender justice in Asia; a very much needed conversations given how much the region is integrated globally, and is rapidly changing economically and geo-politically.

Author: Rashidah Shuib

Publisher: Penerbit USM

ISBN: 9789674610180

Category: Social Science

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This volume aims to provide critical and current materials on gender justice in Asia; a very much needed conversations given how much the region is integrated globally, and is rapidly changing economically and geo-politically. Shaped very much by economic, political and social development in the region, women’s condition and position in Asia, have seen marked improvements, but underlying the chapters are also inquiries into the slow and hampered progress towards Asian women achieving substantive justice and equality. The significance of the debates and discussions presented here is that they are the results of research-based efforts by gender academics and activists of all stages and levels of expertise across the Asian region. They seek to make sense of different contexts of continued gender-based discrimination and injustice that women face. In the discourse setting, the author stresses the importance of understanding gender justice as integral to both macro- and micro-economic, and social policies. The other chapters delve into interrogating indigenous feminisms as resistance, reinforcing the emerging knowledge that feminism exists in all cultural contexts; issues of low female labour force participation and the need to recognize the informal sector as work; violence against women with a focus on attitudes towards intimate partner violence, as well interrogating the link between empowerment and microcredit. The other chapters look at women in politics from the perspective of democratization process among grassroots women in Indonesia, and the muslimat in Malaysia. Given that Asia is a hotbed for migration, three chapters cover interestingly different groups of women from differing perspectives. The volume is, therefore, of great utility to academics, activists, students and policy makers alike in providing a fresh outlook in dealing with gender justice issues in Asia.

Debating Gender Debating Sexuality

In this collection, Nikki R. Keddie presents essays, chosen from the journal Contention, written by outstanding scholars and theorists, along with responses to them.

Author: Nikki R. Keddie

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814746554

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 331

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The Green Berets. The Navy SEALs. The secret Delta Force. The British SAS. The Israeli Mossad. Almost every country has a special force unit in their military. But what do they do, whom do they recruit, and how do they train? Robin Neillands, renowned military historian and himself a former Royal Marine Commando, tells the story of special forces since the end of the World War II, where possible in the words of the soldiers themselves. He describes the operational successes and failures, advances in military technology crucial to special force effectiveness, and the achievements, challenges, and exploits of a wide range of special force units. From the intense cold of the Korean winter, the mountains of Cyprus, and the Libyan night, to the jungle heat of Vietnam and the green hills of Northern Ireland, In the Combat Zone provides a compelling and revealing portrait of these highly trained troops, without the by-now banal glorification so characteristic of such discussions. As Neillands writes, "A great many special forces soldiers have helped me with this book, on the understanding that I told it straight and did not use their accounts to produce yet another `gung-ho heroes' epic." In a world plagued by terrorism and small wars, interest in special forces has never been higher and In the Combat Zone couldn't be more timely.

Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic 1870 1920

Thus, the context for debating women's suffrage in France, already very particular, would be emotionally as well as ideologically charged during the early ...

Author: Karen Offen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316991596

Category: History

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Karen Offen offers a magisterial reconstruction and analysis of the debates around relations between women and men, how they are constructed, and how they should be organized, that raged in France and its French-speaking neighbors from 1870 to 1920. The 'woman question' encompassed subjects from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and education of girls to marriage practices and property law, the organization of households, the distribution of work inside and outside the household, intimate sexual relations, religious beliefs and moral concerns, government-sanctioned prostitution, economic and political citizenship, and the politics of population growth. The book shows how the expansion of economic opportunities for women and the drop in the birth rate further exacerbated the debates over their status, roles, and possibilities. With the onset of the First World War, these debates were temporarily placed on hold, but they would be revived by 1916 and gain momentum during France's post-war recovery.

Debating Women s Citizenship in India

The book focuses on a cohort of nationalists and feminists who were leading members of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). 0Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through ...

Author: Annie Devenish

Publisher:

ISBN: 9388271955

Category: Citizenship

Page: 269

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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Debating Women's Citizenship, 1930-1960' is about the agency of Indian feminists and nationalists whose careers straddle the transition of colonial India to an independent India. It addresses some of the critical aspects of the encounter, engagement and dialogue between the Indian state and its women citizens, in particular, how this generation conceptualised the relationship between citizenship, equality and gender justice, and the various spheres in which the meaning and application of this citizenship was both broadened and narrowed, renegotiated and pursued. The book focuses on a cohort of nationalists and feminists who were leading members of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW). 0Drawing on the richness and depth of life histories through autobiography and oral interviews, together with archival research, this book excavates the mental products of these women's lives, their ideas, their writings and their discourse, to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the feminist political personas of this generation, and how these personas negotiated the political and social terrains of their time. The book attempts to produce a new picture of this era, one in which there was far more activity and engagement with the state and with civil society on the part of this generation than previously acknowledged"

Debating Pornography

This volume takes an unusual but radical approach by analyzing pornography philosophically.

Author: Andrew Altman

Publisher: Debating Ethics

ISBN: 9780199358700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, debates over pornography have raged, and the explosive spread in recent years of sexually explicit images across the Internet has only added more urgency to these disagreements. Politicians, judges, clergy, citizen activists, and academics have weighed in on the issues for decades, complicating notions about what precisely is at stake, and who stands to benefit or be harmed by pornography. This volume takes an unusual but radical approach by analyzing pornography philosophically. Philosophers Andrew Altman and Lori Watson recalibrate debates by viewing pornography from distinctly ethical platforms -- namely, does a person's right to produce and consume pornography supersede a person's right to protect herself from something often violent and deeply misogynistic? In a for-and-against format, Altman first argues that there is an individual right to create and view pornographic images, rooted in a basic right to sexual autonomy. Watson counteracts Altman's position by arguing that pornography inherently undermines women's equal status. Central to their disagreement is the question of whether pornography truly harms women enough to justify laws aimed at restricting the production and circulation of such material. Through this debate, the authors address key questions that have dogged both those who support and oppose pornography: What is pornography? What is the difference between the material widely perceived as objectionable and material that is merely erotic or suggestive? Do people have a right to sexual arousal? Does pornography, or some types of it, cause violence against women? How should rights be weighed against consequentialist considerations in deciding what laws and policies ought to be adopted? Bolstered by insights from philosophy and law, the two authors engage in a reasoned examination of questions that cannot be ignored by anyone who takes seriously the values of freedom and equality.

Forgotten Women The Writers

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice.

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781788401159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposés on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence. Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Debating Affirmative Action

But among feminists and social reformers , legislative protections that applied
only to women workers engendered a lasting debate over whether special
treatment was a privilege that enabled wage - earning women to continue
functioning as ...

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385312210

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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Offering a range of ideological viewpoints, this collection of essays examines the issue of affirmative action, how it is understood, and how it is implemented

Forgotten Women The Leaders

Selected for the Evening Standard present gift guide of the year 'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice.

Author: Zing Tsjeng

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781788400312

Category: History

Page: 224

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Selected for the Evening Standard present gift guide of the year 'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100 'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening Standard The women who shaped and were erased from our history. The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including: Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movement Agent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution Noor Inayat Khan, who went undercover to spy for the French Resistance and became Nazi enemy no. 1 Amina of Zazzau, the formidable ancient Muslim warrior queen of Northern Nigeria Chapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a spotlight on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Women and Jihad

The book explains how journalists can cover terror attacks without giving in to the publicity objectives of the terror organizations.

Author: Rachel Avraham

Publisher: Gefen Books

ISBN: 9652299030

Category: History

Page: 352

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Rachel Avraham's new book explores the ways in which Palestinian female terrorists have injected their narrative into the Arab, American and even Israeli media. The publicity objectives of Palestinian terrorists are examined in order to better understand how they hope to realize them. An analysis of media materials demonstrates the means by which Palestinian female suicide bombers, whose motives differ from male suicide bombers in many key regards, have had their depressing life stories exploited for the benefit of the Palestinian terrorist organizations. Avraham examines media coverage of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel through the lens of the terrorists' agendas and the extent to which those agendas have infiltrated the media. The book explains how journalists can cover terror attacks without giving in to the publicity objectives of the terror organizations.

PERCEPTION IN DEBATES

This dissertation, "Perception in Debates: an Investigation of ''women''s Language'' and Speech Rates in Hong Kong" by Suk-yin, Li, 李淑賢, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to ...

Author: Suk-Yin Li

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 1361078545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This dissertation, "Perception in Debates: an Investigation of 'women's Language' and Speech Rates in Hong Kong" by Suk-yin, Li, 李淑賢, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled Perception in Debates: An Investigation of 'Women's Language' and Speech Rates in Hong Kong Submitted by Li Suk Yin for the degree of Master of Philosophy at The University of Hong Kong in August 2004 In the English as A second language (ESL, hereafter) debating situation in Hong Kong, female ESL debaters tend to outnumber male ESL debaters and hold most of the senior positions in debating teams. When previous studies often condemn female speakers as weak language users who are perceived as less competent, credible and attractive (Wright and Hosman, 1983; Bradley, 1980), why can female ESL speakers still be so dominant in the debating situation? In view of such a contradiction, this thesis asks two questions: 1) if female ESL debaters are more preferred in Hong Kong and 2) if the negative language stereotypes towards women are less negative in Hong Kong. When answering the questions, the power of English in Hong Kong is also discussed as its powerful status in Hong Kong may be the reason why the status of the female English speakers in Hong Kong differs from those found in the native English speaking communities. To answer these two questions, this thesis carried out two perception studies on two sets of language features which tend to bring negative evaluations on women. One is a study of "women's language" (Lakoff, 1973), which refers to a special style of speech used more often by women than by men, and another, of speech rates, which tests whether women are perceived as speaking slower, as is often the case. If people in Hong Kong do prefer female ESL speakers, the negative perceptions towards these two linguistic features may be less negative. Hence, in this project, participants had to listen to debating speeches of varying frequency of "women's language features" (WLF) as well as varying speech rates before they judged the ESL debaters. The results showed that female ESL speakers are really more preferred than male ESL speakers. This can be shown when the participants judged the female ESL speakers as more credible and attractive than male ESL speakers no matter what frequency of WLF they adopted. That female ESL speakers are more preferred can also be shown from people's positive perceptions towards rapid speech rates and their perceptions that female ESL speakers speak faster than their male counterparts. Female ESL debaters are preferred possibly because they have higher English proficiency (Chavez, 2001), which is perceived by many people as necessary to be successful in the society. Moreover, the results indicated that the negative stereotypes towards the female ESL speakers were less negative in Hong Kong. Participants only perceived users of WLF as being not credible and attractive and female ESL speakers were not perceived as particularly incredible and unattractive despite their use of WLF. This shows that the negative stereotypes associated with "women's language" are less prevalent in Hong Kong. This point can be further substantiated when female ESL speakers are not perceived as slow speakers as found in the studies in the native English speaking communities. What was found in this thesis revealed that language stereotypes might not be universal. A language stereotype found to be negative in the native English speaking community might turn out to be positive in the ES