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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 ...


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 ...


The Relationship Between Frequency Of Yoga And Meditation On Ptsd Symptoms In Individuals Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence, Kimberly Polignani 2019 National Louis University

The Relationship Between Frequency Of Yoga And Meditation On Ptsd Symptoms In Individuals Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence, Kimberly Polignani

Dissertations

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has become a growing phenomenon in the United States,

affecting nearly 13% of the population. The adverse mental health outcomes from people who experience IPV are prevalent and more than half have a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Therefore, therapeutic techniques for PTSD appear to be feasible for IPV survivors and their mental health issues. Complementary and alternative medicine has become a widely accepted approach for PTSD. Being two complementary and alternative medicine techniques, yoga and meditation are effective forms of therapy in many diagnoses, including PTSD. This study utilized a not-for-profit organization called the ...


Ywca Of Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2019 City University of New York (CUNY)

Ywca Of Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

The collection of the YWCA of Brooklyn contains materials from the organization since its opening in 1888, until the records were transferred to Brooklyn College in 2010. These records span nearly 125 years, and include documents related to administration, governance, finance, legal cases, facilities, security, educational and health programs, publications, IT and telecommunications, public relations, events, photographs, newspaper clippings, multi-media, and ephemera.

Of particular importance for this collection are the minutes and reports: they document the trajectory of this institution, as well as the ways they fought to help meet the needs of the community of Brooklyn through the years ...


Upstream Downtown: Theatre Creation Through A Feminist And Multispecies Lens, Morgan Johnson, Alexandra Simpson 2019 York University

Upstream Downtown: Theatre Creation Through A Feminist And Multispecies Lens, Morgan Johnson, Alexandra Simpson

The Goose

In the historically masculine Western sciences, we are told we can fully know a being by dissecting, labelling, testing, observing, and documenting. This article explores how multispecies and feminist theatre creation and performance, specifically in the style of clown and bouffon, can work to resist such narratives and offer a more sentient understanding of interspecies relationships. Our investigations focus on our journey as two female creators of Upstream Downtown, a research-based, physical theatre play about salmon and humans finding home in the settler colonial city of Toronto.


Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones And Menstrual Suppression In Brazil, Erica Lorraine Williams 2019 Bridgewater State University

Plastic Bodies: Sex Hormones And Menstrual Suppression In Brazil, Erica Lorraine Williams

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Women's Place In The Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Mary E. Wilhoit 2019 Bridgewater State University

Women's Place In The Andes: Engaging Decolonial Feminist Anthropology, Mary E. Wilhoit

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Laura Méndez De Cuenca: Mexican Feminist, 1835-1928, Stephanie Mitchell 2019 Bridgewater State University

Laura Méndez De Cuenca: Mexican Feminist, 1835-1928, Stephanie Mitchell

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Demanding Justice And Security: Indigenous Women And Legal Pluralities In Latin America, David Carey Jr. 2019 Bridgewater State University

Demanding Justice And Security: Indigenous Women And Legal Pluralities In Latin America, David Carey Jr.

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


La Descolonización Del Discurso Feminista Latinoamericano En (E)Stereotipas, Nancy Gómez, Maria Lozano 2019 Bridgewater State University

La Descolonización Del Discurso Feminista Latinoamericano En (E)Stereotipas, Nancy Gómez, Maria Lozano

Journal of International Women's Studies

En este ensayo examinamos el discurso feminista del colectivo latinoamericano (e)stereotipas. Nuestra reflexión se sitúa desde una perspectiva decolonial que busca explorar los retos y posibilidades que enfrentan las jóvenes feministas latinoamericanas en la deconstrucción de los feminismos hegemónicos occidentales. Para ello, revisamos el contenido de 10 vídeos de (e)stereotipas disponibles en YouTube. La revisión de los productos audiovisuales nos permitió determinar la forma en que el colectivo contribuye a la búsqueda de una identidad propia del movimiento feminista en América Latina. Reconocemos el potencial que encuentra (e)stereotipas en YouTube para generar contenidos a partir del contexto ...


Hacia Una Mirada Feminista Del Rol De La Mujer En El Posconflicto Colombiano, Angélica María Anicharico González, Héctor Martinez Ortega, Claudia Cristina Cerón Ruiz, Katherine Rengifo Agudelo 2019 Bridgewater State University

Hacia Una Mirada Feminista Del Rol De La Mujer En El Posconflicto Colombiano, Angélica María Anicharico González, Héctor Martinez Ortega, Claudia Cristina Cerón Ruiz, Katherine Rengifo Agudelo

Journal of International Women's Studies

El debate sobre los diferentes roles que las mujeres han sido forzadas a asumir en el Conflicto Armado Colombiano ha generado que, en el último proceso de Justicia Transicional, se haya reconocido la necesidad de rupturar el arquetipo histórico de las mujeres visibilizado en categorías rígidas y desiguales. Este artículo, basado en 50 entrevistas a mujeres víctimas del conflicto armado registradas en la Fiscalía General de la Nación de la República de Colombia (FIS), devela que son pocos los avances en investigación sociojurídica sobre la forma en que las mujeres podrían transformar su rol en una época de posconflicto, para ...


Comadre Work: Grassroots Feminism In A Kaqchikel Maya Town, Joyce Bennett 2019 Bridgewater State University

Comadre Work: Grassroots Feminism In A Kaqchikel Maya Town, Joyce Bennett

Journal of International Women's Studies

This essay analyzes indigenous women’s collective action that improves indigenous women’s lives and increases their agency in a Kaqchikel Maya town. The women whose work I consider come together under the structures of a patriarchal organization, the Principe de Paz evangelical church. I extend Patricia Hill Collins’ concept of motherwork and Nancy Naples’ concept of activist mothering to what I call comadre work, or care work that women enact for each other through creative kin networks. Women practice comadre work as they pool physical and financial resources, teach each other to read and write in Spanish, and speak ...


The Diffusion Of Gender Policy In Latin America: From Quotas To Parity, Adriana Piatti-Crocker 2019 Bridgewater State University

The Diffusion Of Gender Policy In Latin America: From Quotas To Parity, Adriana Piatti-Crocker

Journal of International Women's Studies

Diffusion may be seen logically as both an external and internal processes. In the first case, external factors influence the domestic affairs of a state. In the second it is a subfield of linkage politics, where both internal and external events interact within a state (True and Mintrom, 2001; Piatti-Crocker, 2011). Thus, an appropriate explanation of diffusion should be given in terms both of the unit of analysis (e.g. states, individuals, or groups of individuals) and the social structures in which these units are embedded (e.g. world or regional systems). This research claims that since the 1990s two ...


Feminisms, The Environment And Capitalism: On The Necessary Ecological Dimension Of A Critical Latin American Feminism, Verónica Schild 2019 Bridgewater State University

Feminisms, The Environment And Capitalism: On The Necessary Ecological Dimension Of A Critical Latin American Feminism, Verónica Schild

Journal of International Women's Studies

Latin American women are on the move today, taking their demands to the streets throughout the region in unprecedented numbers. What these demands reveal is a growing frustration and anger among women with the distance between official democratic promises and protections and the limited gains in basic rights, even the reversal of minimal achievements in places like Central America and Brazil. Feminists are weaving together different struggles into an intersectional movement explicitly linking gender demands to the end of a neoliberal capitalist model of development and its devastating social, economic and ecological effects on Latin America’s overwhelming majority. A ...


Flora Tristan, Precursor Lecture By Magda Portal, Kathleen Weaver 2019 Bridgewater State University

Flora Tristan, Precursor Lecture By Magda Portal, Kathleen Weaver

Journal of International Women's Studies

A major figure in Latin American struggles for women's rights and social justice, Magda Portal (1900-1989) co-founded the revolutionary nationalist APRA Party of Peru and was the principal women's leader of that party. In her Chilean exile Portal discovered the nineteenth century writer and social reformer, Flora Tristan. In 1944 Portal offered her first lecture on Tristan (1803-1844)—a brilliant diarist and journalist as well as a seminal social theorist, labor organizer, champion of women's rights, and a significant precursor—arguably co-founder—of socialist internationalism. Expanding and revising her initial account, Portal continued into her later years ...


Introduction: Women’S Movements And The Shape Of Feminist Theory And Praxis In Latin America, Erin E. O'Connor, M. Gabriela Torres 2019 Bridgewater State University

Introduction: Women’S Movements And The Shape Of Feminist Theory And Praxis In Latin America, Erin E. O'Connor, M. Gabriela Torres

Journal of International Women's Studies

No abstract provided.


Intersectionality And Maternal Mortality: African-American Women And Healthcare Bias, Katherine Mijal 2019 University of Washington Tacoma

Intersectionality And Maternal Mortality: African-American Women And Healthcare Bias, Katherine Mijal

Global Honors Theses

African-American women's maternal mortality is significantly higher than that of white women. This is because of the intersectional oppression of sexism and racism, which significantly limits these women's access to quality healthcare through their pregnancy and during and after birth. This access is impeded by healthcare practitioners' implicit biases, which result in these practitioners not providing their patients with the quality of care they need.


Overcoming Doubt In A Spiritual Narrative: The Challenges Jarena Lee Faced In Pursuit Of Her Calling, Emily Dietrich 2019 Lake Forest College

Overcoming Doubt In A Spiritual Narrative: The Challenges Jarena Lee Faced In Pursuit Of Her Calling, Emily Dietrich

Inter-Text: An Undergraduate Journal for Social Sciences and Humanities

No abstract provided.


Romance Novels And Higher Education, Rebecca Reitemeier 2019 Lake Forest College

Romance Novels And Higher Education, Rebecca Reitemeier

Inter-Text: An Undergraduate Journal for Social Sciences and Humanities

No abstract provided.


A Failure Of The Music Industry: The Frustration Of Women Of Color, Christina Estes-Wynne 2019 University of the Pacific

A Failure Of The Music Industry: The Frustration Of Women Of Color, Christina Estes-Wynne

Backstage Pass

Throughout the history of the music industry, women of color have not received the same recognition as their male counterparts because males have dominated the industry resulting in lack of female representation. Women have been oversexualized reducing their clout in their fields and the lack of acknowledgement of success, which discourages future generations of colored women from attempting to reach their highest potential.


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