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Sex At Any Cost: How Gender Inequality, Capitalism, And Pornography Are Driving A $99 Billion Industry, Gina Vucci 2019 Dominican University of California

Sex At Any Cost: How Gender Inequality, Capitalism, And Pornography Are Driving A $99 Billion Industry, Gina Vucci

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

There are more slaves today than at any other time in human history. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are more than 40 million slaves worldwide. This paper accompanies a 6-part webinar series of the same title that explores how gender inequality, capitalism, and pornography are driving a $99 billion illegal industry. The paper begins by defining what human trafficking is and includes both forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Six primary forms of human trafficking are explored, including domestic servitude, bonded labor, child slavery, sex trafficking, and forced marriage. Next, the paper explores who the victims of ...


I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering 2019 Dominican University of California

I Go Gray.Com: A Photographic Celebration And Oral History Of Gray-Haired Women, Tabitha Deering

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper describes the creation of the igogray.com website which celebrates gray-haired women by featuring their oral histories and showcasing the aesthetic beauty of gray hair through fine art photography. The website is a platform to listen to what gray-haired women have to say on the subject of gray hair, and to encourage the audience to take a closer look at gray-haired women. When the author stopped dyeing her gray hair she experienced an ageist shift in society’s perceptions toward her, and she wondered if other graying women were having the same types of experiences, so this project ...


Called To Serve: Understanding The Role Of The Woman’S Mission Decision Narrative In Latter-Day Saint Culture And Belief, Rachel Ross 2019 Utah State University

Called To Serve: Understanding The Role Of The Woman’S Mission Decision Narrative In Latter-Day Saint Culture And Belief, Rachel Ross

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In my thesis I explore the role of mission decision narratives of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before 2012, women could not serve missions until age 21. Once the minimum age was changed to 19 in October of 2012, many more women were able to serve on mission as the opportunity was less likely to disrupt their education or romantic relationships. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, missions are seen as a priesthood duty for men but a matter of choice for women. This ability to choose and the narrative that follows ...


The Segregation Of Religion: How Othering Influences Society’S Narrative Understanding About The Symbiotic Relationship Among Racism, Sexism, And The Church, Ajanet Rountree 2019 George Mason University

The Segregation Of Religion: How Othering Influences Society’S Narrative Understanding About The Symbiotic Relationship Among Racism, Sexism, And The Church, Ajanet Rountree

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

The social dependence on the sociology of male spiritual leadership is substantial. This dependence accomplishes two ideas: neutralizes the feminine experience and obviates the anthropological implications of religion in the perpetuation of oppression and subjugation. When considering racism and sexism in religion, specifically as they relate to the Black Christian church, a dismissal of accusations and assertions occurs by yielding to the context of the social era. This paper seeks to further clarify the position of women, who pushed against the grain of the gendered and racialized spaces of their churches and communities, as they sought to establish human rights ...


Utilization Of Social Media In Giving Information Related To Activities And Performance Of Legislative Members (-A Case Study Of Women Legislative Members In The Aceh People's Representative Council (Dpra), Ainol Mardhiah, Dadang Rahmat Hidayat, Agus Rahmat, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah 2019 universtas Padjadjaran

Utilization Of Social Media In Giving Information Related To Activities And Performance Of Legislative Members (-A Case Study Of Women Legislative Members In The Aceh People's Representative Council (Dpra), Ainol Mardhiah, Dadang Rahmat Hidayat, Agus Rahmat, Nuryah Asri Sjafirah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The existence of communication media cannot be separated from everyday human life today. Social media provides extraordinary benefits for members of Aceh House of Representatives (DPRA) to get closer to its people. The use of social media to socialize the performance of board members, absorb aspirations and information from the public. The qualitative research method and the case study approach used in this study, this study intends to describe the use of social media in providing information related to the activities and performance of women legislative members in the DPRA in carrying out political communication in Aceh's local parliament ...


Verwandtschaftsnetzwerke, Patronage Und Klassenschuld Das Verhaltnis Von Hausangestellten Und Ihren Arbeitgeberinnen In Der Turkei., Gul Ozyegin 2019 College of William and Mary

Verwandtschaftsnetzwerke, Patronage Und Klassenschuld Das Verhaltnis Von Hausangestellten Und Ihren Arbeitgeberinnen In Der Turkei., Gul Ozyegin

Gul Ozyegin

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The View From Downstairs: Place And Stigma In The Lives Of Caretakers & Wives, Gul Ozyegin 2019 College of William and Mary

The View From Downstairs: Place And Stigma In The Lives Of Caretakers & Wives, Gul Ozyegin

Gul Ozyegin

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Calling The Tune: Impact Of Domestic Worker’S Earnings On Intra-Household Gender Relations, Gul Ozyegin 2019 College of William and Mary

Calling The Tune: Impact Of Domestic Worker’S Earnings On Intra-Household Gender Relations, Gul Ozyegin

Gul Ozyegin

Before the Servant Project began its activities, on the initiative of the editor of this book, the long term history of domestic service was still in its beginning stage. This volume is the first wide-ranging attempt to determine the role of domestic workers both in past and present times. Domestic service was of major importance in the multi-secular process of urbanization and socio-economic development of European societies. Today, domestic workers (mainly women) represent an important component of international labour migrations to Western countries. Instead of disappearing, as expected for a long time, paid domestic work is currently experiencing a kind ...


“Sorelle Materassi” And “Miracle At St. Anna,” World Film Locations: Florence, Alberto Zambenedetti, Ed., Bristol: Intellect, 2014, Gul Ozyegin 2019 College of William and Mary

“Sorelle Materassi” And “Miracle At St. Anna,” World Film Locations: Florence, Alberto Zambenedetti, Ed., Bristol: Intellect, 2014, Gul Ozyegin

Gul Ozyegin

Neoliberallesmeye bagli olarak Turkiye'de mahremiyetin donusumunu farkli ornekler uzerinden inceleyen makaleleri biraraya getiren seckide, saglik alanindaki metalasma, calisma kosullari ve saglik iliskileri, yeni ureme teknolojileri, yeni hastaliklar ve yeni hasta orgutlenmeleri, kanser ve hastalik anlatilari, menopozun sosyal algilanisi, neoliberalizm kosullarinda erkekligin donusumu, reklamlarda ve populer kulturde cinselligin ve escinselligin kurgulanisi, kadina yonelik siddet ve siginma evleri inceleniyor. Her biri ozgul bir durumdan hareket etmelerine ragmen bu makaleler sayesinde, hizla degisen maddi surecler karsisinda, bedenle, ozel alanla ilgili anlayis ve kavrayisimizda da koklu degisiklikler ortaya ciktigini saptayabiliyoruz.Goruluyor ki neoliberal mantik siklikla varsayildigi gibi bir ozgurlesmeye yol acmiyor: Daha ziyade ...


Sweeter With Age: The Enigmatic Miss Jane Mccotter In The Colonial Services Of The Egba Native Administration In Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1929-1955, O.O. Thompson, S. A. Afolabi, O.G.F. Nwaorgu 2019 Bridgewater State University

Sweeter With Age: The Enigmatic Miss Jane Mccotter In The Colonial Services Of The Egba Native Administration In Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1929-1955, O.O. Thompson, S. A. Afolabi, O.G.F. Nwaorgu

Journal of International Women's Studies

In spite of the significant roles European women played in the administration of colonial Nigeria, only a handful of them have been given adequate attention. Against this backdrop, the contributions of Miss Jane McCotter to the development of the Egba Healthcare delivery system, were examined. Relying and critically evaluating extant literature, newspapers, interviews and archival records, the authors demonstrate that she made her marks, not only on the quality work she put into the field of nursing and midwifery, but also, on how she commanded attention as the proprietress of a midwifery school and a proficient Structural Engineer, who supervised ...


From “Hot Mommies” To Differently Abled Mothers: Diverse Portrayals Of Mothering In An Indonesian Women’S Magazine, A. Priyatna, L.M. Rahayu, M. Subekti 2019 Bridgewater State University

From “Hot Mommies” To Differently Abled Mothers: Diverse Portrayals Of Mothering In An Indonesian Women’S Magazine, A. Priyatna, L.M. Rahayu, M. Subekti

Journal of International Women's Studies

Mothering and motherhood are among two key components of the construction of femininity. This study examined how mothering is embodied and performed by various women in Femina, Indonesia’s most popular women’s magazine, which targets primarily middle- or upper-middle-class women in their twenties and thirties. The sample set consisted of 17 portrayals of women as mothers in Femina during the years 2015 and 2016. We found that Femina depicts various ways in which women can function as mothers while remaining contented and balancing their different roles; in doing so, the magazine encourages a feminine and feminist celebration of mothering ...


Determinants Of Girl-Child Marriage In High Prevalence States In India, Purnendu Modak 2019 Bridgewater State University

Determinants Of Girl-Child Marriage In High Prevalence States In India, Purnendu Modak

Journal of International Women's Studies

The present study aims to investigate the determinants of girl-child marriage in the high prevalence states of India. The purpose of the study was to analyze various socio-economic, demographic, cultural, and village-level characteristics that are important in determining factors for girl-child marriage in high prevalence states of India. Binary logistic regression was applied to analyze secondary data (DLHS-4 data of 2012 -13) of 1,25,549 girls who were married off early. The results of this study indicated that the individual and household socio-economic and demographic characteristics, such as place of residence, education, religion, and caste were important factors determining ...


Seeker Are You Protected? Social Media And Protection Granted To Women In Sri Lanka, Asha Hansinee Mendis 2019 Bridgewater State University

Seeker Are You Protected? Social Media And Protection Granted To Women In Sri Lanka, Asha Hansinee Mendis

Journal of International Women's Studies

Facebook, which revolutionized social networking, offers solid platforms for women freely to express and give life to their opinions on any subject they desire, from fashion to human rights, feminism to politics. As a result, a number of issues have arisen regarding the safety of social exposure, chief amongst them being the preservation of privacy. This study examines privacy concerns of female Facebook users in Sri Lanka (age group of 20-30) and the possible judicious measures that can be taken by government organizations regarding this matter. During the course of this research, a mixed methodology was adopted in data collection ...


Educational Migration And Intergenerational Relations: A Study Of Educated Returnee Women In Nepal, Laxmi Dhungel 2019 Bridgewater State University

Educational Migration And Intergenerational Relations: A Study Of Educated Returnee Women In Nepal, Laxmi Dhungel

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper explores return negotiation and changed gender roles of highly-skilled women who went abroad for their higher education and then returned to Nepal. Revisiting the concepts of return and migration from gender perspectives, Bourdieu’s theory of habitus has been considered as a tool for analysis. Based on the fieldwork in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, this study was conducted among middle-class women. Through the use of semi-structured, in-depth interviews with a cross-section of those women, I found that the prevalent gender structure of Nepalese society is not friendly for the returnee women.


Gender Inequality Identified As An Underlying Cause Of Depression In Thai Women, Somporn Rungreangkulkij, Nilubol Rujiraprasert 2019 Bridgewater State University

Gender Inequality Identified As An Underlying Cause Of Depression In Thai Women, Somporn Rungreangkulkij, Nilubol Rujiraprasert

Journal of International Women's Studies

Depression is increasing worldwide and is the fourth leading cause of global burden of disease. It is one of the most common disorders affecting women worldwide, highlighting the fact that gender is a critical determinant of mental health and illness. This qualitative research employs a gender lens to discover the causes of depression in women in Thailand. In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 women who currently experience depression. The interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim, then evaluated using gender analysis. The findings revealed two themes relating to gender inequality, namely that women encountered chronic stress as a result of having ...


Patriarchy, Cultural Prejudices And Spousal Violence In The Ancient City Of Benin Of Southern Nigeria, Oghoadena Clementina Osezua, Henry N. Agholor 2019 Bridgewater State University

Patriarchy, Cultural Prejudices And Spousal Violence In The Ancient City Of Benin Of Southern Nigeria, Oghoadena Clementina Osezua, Henry N. Agholor

Journal of International Women's Studies

This paper examines the persistence of patriarchy and traditional cultural practices which have adverse effects on women’s rights and health as well as the growing incidence of spousal violence in Benin City, arising from obvious internal and external factors of social changes. Extant literature has documented shifts in family roles and general social transformations in many first world nations as a result of modernization. Efforts to capture such changes within the African space is very minimal as of now. This paper attempts to explore the Benin society of Southern Nigeria, against the backdrop of the cascading effects of human ...


Factors Affecting Bahraini Women Working In The Engineering Fields, Adel Ismail Al-Aawi, Hala Elias, Fadwah Abdulaziz Zaid, Mona Safoog Alroaili, Sara Abdulrahman Al-Bassam 2019 Bridgewater State University

Factors Affecting Bahraini Women Working In The Engineering Fields, Adel Ismail Al-Aawi, Hala Elias, Fadwah Abdulaziz Zaid, Mona Safoog Alroaili, Sara Abdulrahman Al-Bassam

Journal of International Women's Studies

The purpose of this study is to explore the current level of contribution of Bahraini women to the engineering fields in the Kingdom of Bahrain, while specifically examining the factors that affect Bahraini women in the engineering profession. This study determines the extent to which the principles and policies of equal opportunity are implemented and their effect on the participation of women in such fields. To achieve the aims of this study, factors such as observation of work environment, characteristics, family responsibilities, culture, and equal opportunity (bias) are discussed and analyzed. This study relies on the descriptive approach, where questionnaires ...


Japanese Gender Role Expectations And Attitudes: A Qualitative Analysis Of Gender Inequality, Melanie Belarmino, Melinda R. Roberts 2019 Bridgewater State University

Japanese Gender Role Expectations And Attitudes: A Qualitative Analysis Of Gender Inequality, Melanie Belarmino, Melinda R. Roberts

Journal of International Women's Studies

Due to current technology and the third wave feminist movement, gender inequality in other countries now has a global, socially aware platform. However, due to non-reporting, the voices of women experiencing violence and inequality in Japan are largely unheard. The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate the gender role expectations in Japan that lead to inequality and victimization inflicted on Japanese women. Data was obtained through interviews with all available and consenting bilingual speakers at a Japanese University, and findings reveal that there are very specific expectations for Japanese women in the home, at work, and in society ...


"We Neither Are Of The Past Nor Of The Future" : Analyzing The Two Opposing Aspects Of A Female Character Through Four Modern Works Of Persian Fiction", Ronak Karami 2019 Bridgewater State University

"We Neither Are Of The Past Nor Of The Future" : Analyzing The Two Opposing Aspects Of A Female Character Through Four Modern Works Of Persian Fiction", Ronak Karami

Journal of International Women's Studies

Under Iran’s growing contact with the West from 1925 until 1979, which caused cultural changes, modern writers were stuck between two realities: the vanishing culture of the past with its unified view of women and the modern Western-oriented culture of the present with its doubting, ironic, and fast-changing view of women. Both labels, the ‘ethereal’ (or inaccessible paragon) and the ‘whore’ (or accessible temptress) for female characters emerged in a major literary work of the 20th century in Iran, The Blind Owl (1937), by Hedayat due to these cultural changes. Furthermore, the labels appeared within some later modern Persian ...


The Indian Caribbean: Migration And Identity In The Diaspora. By Lomarsh Roopnarine 2018, The University Press Of Mississippi, Jackson 163 Pages; 11 Photographs, Index Included, 65 Usd, Hardcover., Radica Mahase 2019 Bridgewater State University

The Indian Caribbean: Migration And Identity In The Diaspora. By Lomarsh Roopnarine 2018, The University Press Of Mississippi, Jackson 163 Pages; 11 Photographs, Index Included, 65 Usd, Hardcover., Radica Mahase

Journal of International Women's Studies

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