Ascent of Women

Ascent of Women

eBook - 2013
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This book is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses or in your own kitchen. Recent studies by economists such as Jeffrey Sachs and social scientists such as Isobel Coleman claim that women who gain such control--who are not oppressed--are the key to economic justice and the end to violence in developing countries around the world. Women revolutionaries in Toronto and Nairobi, Kabul and Caracas, New York City and Lahore are making history. Women the world over are marching to protest honour killing, polygamy, stoning and a dozen other religiously or culturally sanctified acts of violence. Sally Armstrong will bring us these voices from the barricades, inspiring and brave.
Publisher: New York :, Random House of Canada,, 2013
ISBN: 9780307362612
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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robynouimet
Apr 17, 2019

author recommended by Katherine H

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ms_mustard
Sep 27, 2013

a strong case is made that things are improving for women around the world. I hope Sally is right and that there will be no turning back. difficult content, very well written.

debwalker Mar 11, 2013

Two steps forward...one step back....some moments of hope and promise to illuminate what is still truly a world full of fear and hatred....

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