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How to Marry Well

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Women's rights and the family in a changing global world

Womens rights and the family in a changing world

by Hearts and Minds Media

Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behavior, whereas in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.

Issues commonly associated with notions of women's rights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to be free from sexual violence; to vote; to hold public office; to enter into legal contracts; to have equal rights in family law; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to have reproductive rights; to own property; to education

History of the Women's Rights Movement

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement (1848-1998)

Timeline of women's rights

The Best Parenting Quotes

THE 50 MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

The changing family values through the decades - 1960's to now..

Your 1960s: Life at home

Remembering life before the NHS and after..

The Subjection of Women

Young, Female and Black

Eugenics and other Evils

Sexual Inversion

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What a Young Woman Ought to Know

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Religion and Lust; or, The Psychical Correlation of Religious Emotion and Sexual Desire

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Woman and Labour

A Practical Directory for Young Christian Female: Being a Series of Letters from a Brother to a Younger Sister

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Awakening (Ad Classic Library Edition)

Edna Pontellier struggles with her role as a housewife, and yearns for social freedom. Her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood fuel her desires and passion, despite the prevailing social attitudes of the South. On a quest of self discovery, Edna flees her domestic role in search of love and spiritual freedom in a world that isn't ready for her. The Awakening is one of the earliest novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. The novel was particularly controversial upon publication because Chopin didn't condemn Edna's desire for an affair. Instead, Chopin focused on human behaviour and the complexities of social structures while exploring the banalities of everyday life and the consequences of social norms.

Sex--The Unknown Quantity The Spiritual Function of Sex

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Liberating Power: Asian Feminist Theological Perspectives: Papers from Ecclesia of Women in Asia's 6th Conference

Power permeates every relationship. The emotional, economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of power form the substratum of relations between individuals, nations, ethnicities, cultural groups, and communities. However, power is generally experienced as overt domination or subtle manipulation, which is too often normalized as an inevitable element of daily life. The abusive potential of power comes to play in the hegemonic controls exercised through religious indoctrinations and other socio-cultural ideologies that legitimize the oppression and subordination of marginalized groups. It is palpable in the neo-colonial advances and the shadowy effects of globalization that feeds on the powerlessness of the masses. It is manifested in the use of military, economic and technological might by the superpowers on the less developed nations, and in the all-pervasive violence that has become a part of the individual and collective lives of people. More than ever, it is evident today in the brutal rape of the earth and its resources.

The Church is also not free from the abusive exercise of power as apparent in the unrelenting clericalism and the sex scandals that have tainted its image in the recent years. The marginalization of women and their exclusion from the leadership and policy-making bodies, give expression to the gendered dimensions of power equations in the Church. Religious demands made through dogmatic fundamentalist proclamations run the risk of legitimizing the inequalities built into religious hierarchies and gender discrimination, since they claim the authority of God to justify the existing practices.

All the same, power is also understood and exercised in a constructive manner. It is the ability to act, and to influence or enable the behavior of others with or without their resistance. It is God's gift to humankind, and its ubiquitous quality stands as a constant sign of God's challenge to us, to use it to transform the face of the Earth (Ps 104:30). Everyone has power including the marginalized. When they learn to resist domination and assert their rights, they are appealing to the liberative effects of power.:

Thanks to the growing feminist consciousness, women are also learning to exercise power in a liberative model. There is a greater acknowledgement by women of their subjugated status and their vulnerability to the abuse of power, in society and in the Church. Women are refusing to remain victims of oppressive structures and relationships, and are asserting their economic agency, political space and above all, their voice.

The nine articles in this volume were written for the 6th conference of Ecclesia of Women in Asia held in Bangalore in 2013. . The diverse ways in which power was construed and re-imagined reject the idea that a universal women's experience of power is that of victimization and powerlessness. On the contrary, the articles celebrate the many ways women (and men) harness power despite constraints and tremendous odds. Theologically, questions like, "How would a newer and clearer theology on power enhance people's lives? What deeper theological examination or pastoral action or strategizing can each one personally undertake in relation to power?" were offered, either explicitly or implicitly.

Whether power is harnessed individually or collectively, the goal is genuine emancipation from the forces that undermine women's full potential. Empowered women, in solidarity with other groups, can defeat systemic violence, which is manifested in sexism, fundamentalism, racism, ethnocentrism, and trans-phobia, once and for.all.