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  Socialism and Women's Liberation
Women’s liberation is the belief that women should have complete social, political and economic equality with men.
Women and the Media:  When discussing the role of media in the average woman’s life, I decided the best place to see what the media wanted woman to want was in a very popular magazine called Cosmo.
One of the most vital issues pertaining to this goal is the right to reproductive freedom and accessible health care, without which, women are constrained to the shackles of unwanted pregnancies, sickness, and an inability to function in society with the same facility as men.
www.socialistaction.org /women.htm   (836 words)

  
  The Women's Liberation Movement
Women have been largely deprived of a means of structured interaction and been kept isolated in their individual homes relating more to men than to each other.
It defines the few roles for which women are socially rewarded -- wife, mother and mistress -- all of which are pleasing or beneficial to men, and leads directly to the "pedestal" theory which extols women who stay in their place as good helpmates to men.
Some radical women have been so appalled at the condition of most men, and the possibility of becoming even partially what they are, that they have clung to the security of the role that they know, to wait complacently for the Revolution to liberate everyone.
www.jofreeman.com /feminism/liberationmov.htm   (5384 words)

  
 EelamWeb© - Women Fighters of Liberation Tigers
Women militants were active combatants in the Adamban confrontation on 12th June 1986 where Victor was killed.
Women were involved in the efforts to establish full control over Jaffna and Killinochchi districts.
Women militants also participated in the...., Mayiliathanai mini camp attack, KKS harbour view camp attack, Kurrumpucity camp attack and the famous Nelliadi attacks spearheaded by Miller.
www.eelamweb.com /women   (1123 words)

  
 Liberation of Women in Religious Sources by Nelia Scovill
Such concern for women's well-being also played a role in attempts to circumvent the laws dealing with the anchored woman who was prevented from remarrying because her first husband had either abandoned her, or who though presumed dead had not had his death verified.
Women's marginalization in the Brahmin class from the religious rituals was further reinforced by the social shift to prepare female children for marriage at an early age and thus limiting their education to domestic duties.
Women's ideal life was divided into three stages (maidenhood, marriage, and either widowhood or sati self-immolation on her husband's funeral pyre), each defined in terms of her sexuality and relationship to men.
www.religiousconsultation.org /liberation.htm   (9781 words)

  
 Laurel Limpus-Liberation of Women
The problem is compounded by the fact that women make up a very peculiar social group: they are not a class; their position of oppression is unique; and the mental repression that stifles them stifles at the same time the men who on the surface appear to be their oppressors.
If women are to liberate themselves, they must come squarely to grips with the reality of the family and the social forces that have produced it at this particular period in history.
And I firmly believe that it is to women, and not to men, that this point has to be made, because the most disturbing aspect of this whole question is the extent to which women cling tenaciously to these very conceptions of themselves which stunt their humanity.
www.marxists.org /subject/women/authors/limpus/liberation.htm   (4425 words)

  
 Liberation by the Veil
The Hijab is viewed as a liberation for women, in that the covering brings about "an aura of respect" (Takim, 22) and women are recognized as individuals who are admired for their mind and personality, "not for their beauty or lack of it" (Mustafa) and not as sex objects.
But as many Muslim women come back into the fold of the untainted and true Islam, they are able to recognize the injustice of men who have for so long stripped them of their rights to be an integral part of society and "deserving the same dignity, honor, progress and prosperity as the men" (Nadvi,26).
Women regaining their true identity and role in society, are now wearing Hijab and embracing its concept of liberation for women, and are taking their rightful places that Islam had endowed upon them fourteen hundred years ago.
www.islam101.com /women/hijbene.html   (1363 words)

  
 Liberation Movement - Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement
There had been individual temporary caucuses and conferences of women as early as 1964 when Stokeley Carmichael made his infamous remark that "the only position for women in SNCC is prone." But it was not until 1967 that the groups developed a determined, if cautious, continuity and began to consciously expand themselves.
It defines the few roles for which women are socially rewarded--wife, mother and mistress--all of which are pleasing or beneficial to men, and leads directly to the "pedestal" theory which extols women who stay in their place as good help-mates to men.
Those women who are more personally compatible in what is considered the once role must realize that that role is made possible only by the existence of the female sex role; in other words, only the subjection of women.
odyssey.lib.duke.edu /wlm/womlib   (5394 words)

  
  The National Organization for Women's 1966 Statement of Purpose
NOW is dedicated to the proposition that women, first and foremost, are human beings, who, like all other people in our society, must have the chance to develop their fullest human potential.
This, in itself, is a deterrent to the aspirations of women, to their acceptance into management or professional training courses, and to the very possibility of equality of opportunity or real choice, for all but a few women.
This discrimination may take the form of quotas against the admission of women to colleges, and professional schools; lack of encouragement by parents, counselors and educators; denial of loans or fellowships; or the traditional or arbitrary procedures in graduate and professional training geared in terms of men, which inadvertently discriminate against women.
www.now.org /history/purpos66.html   (1795 words)

  
 Women in the Liberation Movement
In the struggle for liberation, she is indeed fighting on several fronts: the national, socio-economic, and the social front.
FAV [Question from Fadia Rafeedie]: Some books about women's rights and liberation in English accuse you personally of adopting the masculine concept of the liberation of women, which is to put off the question of the liberation of women to a later stage.
Women activists may be accepted by their husbands the way they are, but only within the limits that don't conflict with his interests at home.
www.freearabvoice.org /WomenInTheLiberationMovement.htm   (3486 words)

  
 The Left and the Fight for Women's Liberation
Women were forced back into the home at the point of a gun and several years of famine followed.
It was the first time that women's liberation had been incorporated into a philosophy of social change which sought to liberate all.
This was aided by the fact of women still being confined to the home doing all the work there and lashings of propaganda top tell them this was a good thing and their natural role.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/talks/women_left.html   (3055 words)

  
 Women's Liberation on the Cutting Edge
Women were treated as beasts of burden, on farms and in menial sweatshop jobs.
And the struggle against women's oppression was a big part of this "revolution within the revolution." Mass campaigns were launched to criticize feudal Confucian and capitalist thinking that upheld oppressive and unequal divisions in society, like between mental and manual labor, town and countryside, and between men and women.
The historic breakthroughs in women's liberation under socialism — in the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1956 and in China from 1949 to 1976 — were greater and went further than anything that has been achieved or is ever possible under capitalism.
rwor.org /a/038/experience-socialism-womens-liberation.htm   (1196 words)

  
 Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the World
This process leads to opposition between men and women, in which the identity and role of one are emphasized to the disadvantage of the other, leading to harmful confusion regarding the human person, which has its most immediate and lethal effects in the structure of the family.
It is women, in the end, who even in very desperate situations, as attested by history past and present, possess a singular capacity to persevere in adversity, to keep life going even in extreme situations, to hold tenaciously to the future, and finally to remember with tears the value of every human life.
It means also that women should be present in the world of work and in the organization of society, and that women should have access to positions of responsibility which allow them to inspire the policies of nations and to promote innovative solutions to economic and social problems.
www.vatican.va /roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20040731_collaboration_en.html   (6306 words)

  
 Welcome to seoul women's trade union site
Overall conditions of women workers are worsening rapidly: Sexual violence at the workplace and family violence such as wife-beating are soaring in this nation.
More and more women are being forced to leave their job simply because they are married.
Though increasing number of women workers have been laid off or forced to move down from full-time employees to temporary employees since the economic turmoil hit the nation, existing male-dominated labor unions have turn a deaf ear to such sufferings of women workers.
www.women119.or.kr /english/declaration.htm   (513 words)

  
 Women's Liberation Through Islam
Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women's liberation movement began in the 20th century.
Actually, the women's liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by God to a man in the seventh century by the name of Muhammad (peace be upon him), who is known as the last Prophet of Islam.
Women are encouraged in Islam to contribute their opinions and ideas.
www.islamfortoday.com /womensliberation.htm   (1738 words)

  
 Images of the Divine in Black and Feminist Liberation Theologies (idea)@Everything2.com
The establishment of the Kingdom of God remains the goal for both fl and feminist liberation theologies, and though they both use some similar methods to attempt to achieve it, there are a few important nuances that make the two theologies different in their approach.
Feminist theologies of liberation focus more on developing systems of spirituality that allow women to participate in the Church in ways that are meaningful to them by abolishing the system of patriarchy that currently runs through the Church.
Feminist liberation theologies work to achieve this by reforming images of the divine as male and reversing the denigration of the female sex and the traits associated with it.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=1807212   (2304 words)

  
 TomPaine.com - Women's Liberation Redux
The Younger Women's Task Force's aim is to bring together women past college age who are progressive thinkers but don’t identify with the organized women’s movement. The goal is to organize around and articulate the issues of particular importance to their generation, and to create a voice for younger women in the policy-making process.
Yet women in their 20s and 30s do not have a mechanism through which to be active on their concerns as younger women.
Women in their 20s and 30s are at a time in their lives when they are facing difficult and often unfair choices as a result of being female—like choosing between advancing at work or having a child.
www.tompaine.com /articles/womens_liberation_redux.php   (698 words)

  
 Liberation Psychology: The Integrity of Choosing Intimacy in Our Communications
As she lay in the rotunda, the first woman ever to lie there, we women should feel proud of this woman of conviction and courage, and allow ourselves to be challenged.
If we are to liberate ourselves from this morass, we must look to our leaders that "say" they stand for integrity and fairness and truth and demand that they lead.
Women and men, girls and boys, all have one major thing in common, the need to love and be loved, to know themselves and others and to be known by themselves and others.
www.mtoomey.com   (3217 words)

  
 Liberation Without a Face - Notes from the Revolution Blog
When it comes to women, an essential building block for the creation of that new culture would have to be liberation from the fundamental and deeply held belief that fullness, wholeness, completeness, safety, and security are to be found in relationship with men.
The liberating truth of nonduality, that there is no other, must be embraced by both men and women if we’re ever going to be able to lay the foundations for a truly enlightened culture beyond ego.
And the access to that truth, for woman, lies in her capacity to embrace a level of autonomy that is truly radical, one that would, by its very nature, initiate a passionate yearning for freedom beyond relationship.
www.andrewcohen.org /notes/index.php?/weblog/blog/liberation_without_a_face   (811 words)

  
 IOL: Mbeki honours the women who fought apartheid
Women's resentment against the apartheid government's pass laws 44 years ago was remembered in haunting whispers on Wednesday when President Thabo Mbeki unveiled a monument in their honour in Pretoria.
This was the slogan about 20 000 women chanted as they marched on the Union Buildings in 1956 to protest against the imposition on fl people of the pass law system, under which hardly any one could escape arrest or harassment if they failed to produce their passes on demand.
Women had opened the road to freedom for generations to come, he said.
www.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=qw965821861146B255   (835 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : Hamas Covenant 1988
The question of the liberation of Palestine is bound to three circles: the Palestinian circle, the Arab circle and the Islamic circle.
She has to be of sufficient knowledge and understanding where the performance of housekeeping matters are concerned, because economy and avoidance of waste of the family budget, is one of the requirements for the ability to continue moving forward in the difficult conditions surrounding us.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization is the closest to the heart of the Islamic Resistance Movement.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/mideast/hamas.htm   (7951 words)

  
 iB::Topic::Islam and the West   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Islam mandated that men and women dress modestly in order to avoid being exploited for their physical beauty, yet every one of the 50 United States engages in beauty pageants and the Western world is mesmerized by TV shows like Extreme Makeover and magazines like Playboy.
In Islam, a women is actually not supposed to change her name upon marriage, because her family name is considered a mark of her identity, and she's not supposed to lose that identity because of marriage.
As for the issue of women in Islam ¿ it is generally agreed that the rights granted to women in the Qur'an were a vast improvement in comparison to the situation of women in Arabia - and even in Europe - prior to Islam, as Ruby earlier explained (ie.
www.elderhostel.org /cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?s=6bd42a0d1fe170d6806e06515afbcfe1;act=NW;f=62;t=1110   (1238 words)

  
 Two years after the liberation of Afghanistan, are its women really free? Report from Mariam Rawi. | February 2004 | ...
Women seen with men who are not close relatives, can be arrested by the ‘special police’ and forced to undergo medical exams at a hospital to find out whether they have recently had sexual intercourse.
Women singers are not allowed on Kabul TV and women’s songs are not played, while scenes of women without a hejab (head covering) are censored in films.
The women of RAWA believe that education is power and Afghan women cannot fight for their rights as long as they are not equipped with this, the sharpest weapon against ignorance and fundamentalism.
www.newint.org /features/2004/02/01/betrayal   (1911 words)

  
 20th WCP: Is The Second Sex Beauvoir's Application of Sartrean Existentialism?
Women are not simply free individuals, but members of an oppressed caste, defined as inferior by religion and science; socialized to a psychological dependency on men; and restricted in their political and economic activities by laws and social convention.
Employing a sophisticated critique of Freudian determinism and Marxist economic reductionism, Beauvoir defines a radical feminist position, arguing that women must unite in a political struggle to overcome their oppression.
Furthermore African-American women receive barely a mention in Myrdal's text, and are represented in a chapter on population control as targets for a governmental eugenics program.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Gend/GendSimo.htm   (2604 words)

  
 TIME 100: Coco Chanel
The way, 75 years ago, she mixed up the vocabulary of male and female clothes and created fashion that offered the wearer a feeling of hidden luxury rather than ostentation are just two examples of how her taste and sense of style overlap with today's fashion.
Chanel would not have defined herself as a feminist — in fact, she consistently spoke of femininity rather than of feminism — yet her work is unquestionably part of the liberation of women.
She threw out a life jacket, as it were, to women not once but twice, during two distinct periods decades apart: the 1920s and the '50s.
www.time.com /time/time100/artists/profile/chanel.html   (321 words)

  
 The Liberation of Women
It is a political movement that came to the fore against secular and progressive movements for liberation and egalitarianism, against cultural and intellectual advances, and against the oppressed who are fighting for justice, freedom and equality in the region.
At present, women throughout the region are second-class citizens, being denied their full legal identities by being excluded from the rights, privileges, and security that all citizens of any country should enjoy.
And, as ever, the answer to the question of liberating women in the Middle East is secularism, and the establishment of egalitarian political systems in the region.
www.ntpi.org /html/liberationofwomen.html   (2201 words)

  
 Independent Women's Forum: Sex (Ms.) Education   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They might hear that sexual liberation is synonymous with women’s liberation; that the instinct to associate sex with love is old-fashioned and stems from a patriarchal structure designed to oppress women; and that marriage is a prison women are tricked into pursuing.
The purpose of this paper is to reassure those young women that their hopes and desires for a stable, loving marriage does not just result from an oppressive society, but is a sensible aim consistent with long-term happiness.
If women view sex as an emotional exchange and want their partners to respond with commitment and support, they are not weak prudes bowing to unfair social pressures.
www.iwf.org /specialreports/specrpt_detail.asp?ArticleID=723   (567 words)

  
 The Nonviolent Activist — January-February 2003
Dunbar-Ortiz identified the structure of patriarchy, with its acceptance of male violence against women, as the root cause of militarism and saw eradicating male aggression as a prerequisite to ending war.
In short, for Dunbar-Ortiz, “women’s liberation was the basis of social revolution,” a vehicle to transform men’s consciousness.
She countered the criticism that women’s liberation was diverting attention away from ending the Vietnam War by maintaining that, on the contrary, the liberation of women was integral to the success of the antiwar movement.
www.warresisters.org /nva0103-10.htm   (833 words)

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