GNED 1301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Boko Haram, Honor Killing, Umbilical Cord

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March 2nd 2016
BILL S7
Zero tolerance from barbaric cultural practices act
Will it actually work? Parts of the act are generally seen as unhelpful
Provocation defence - In relation to stopping honour killings
Just a piece of paper - if people want to kill their relatives, it probably won’t stop them *
Targets cultures as ‘barbaric’
What is barbaric?
CBA has a critical view of the bill
Supports women and girls rights
Doesn't think it will be impactful to stop honour killings
Ex. I don’t agree with polygamy, but I don’t think it’s barbaric
Legislation misleads the public that ‘honour killing’ is valid under Canadian law
Honour killing has never been used successfully as a defence in Canada
February 29th 2016
CASE STUDY
PATRIARCHY
Killed by the male people in the family
Belonged to a restrictive, patriarchal community (even mom didn't see anything wrong
with what had happened)
Obedience is huge (one of the restrictions on women)
Was killed because her family couldn't control her
COGNITIVE ENLIGHTENMENT
Occurred when Aqsa chose a more western way of living
Caused conflict because this severely contrasted her parent’s worldview
February 22th 2016
EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY
“For us girls that doorway was like a magical entrance to our own special world...Allah
In school, the girls don’t have to conform to societal expectations
Girls are in control
They can reach their cognitive consonance
They can dream
They feel empowered in their educational space
THE FEAR OF EMPOWERED FEMALES
“...most of my classmates wanted to be doctors. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would see that
as a threat…”
It’s hard to oppress an empowered woman
Independence means that women doesn't have to listen to a man
This leads to conflicting worldviews and - BAM - conflict
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Empowered women are…
More likely to want to influence the direction of their lives
Less likely to stay in abusive relationships
More likely to change existing roles around gender norms
More likely to advocate for other females’ rights
EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES
“I started taking the bus...the Taliban have never come for a small girl.”
What dramatic consequences can happen if girls persist in going to school?
Can be married off to curtail the dream
Can face physical abuse for defiance
Forced into the workforce to make school unattractive
Sent off to live with ‘relatives’ in urban centres
Can end up homeless and at risk in youth and adulthood
Can be targeted like Malala or the Boko Haram girls
GIRLS’ CHALLENGES IN NORTH AMERICA
What challenges to North American girls face in school that boys do not necessarily contend
with?
Fewer girls go into math and science
Bias from teachers/professors
Perceived as less intelligent than boys
Exposed to harassment from male teachers
Exposed to bullying if they turn are smart
Accomplishments may be reduced to their gender
Families can stifle free choice of occupation
Face pressure to be an object of admiration
January 27th - February 10th 2016
GENDER DIFFERENCES
Male vs. Female
- “Female CEO Says Women 'Shouldn't Be President' Because Of 'Different Hormones,' 'Biblical
Reasoning’”
• Themes
- Gender roles
• women should cook and take care of the kids
• men should be the breadwinners and have the power in the family
- Religious views
• biblical reference to women’s roles in families
- Stereotyping
• men are strong, honourable and powerful
• women are hormonal and emotional
- “women are physically different”
• Contradictions
- she believes that strong, powerful and honourable men should be president, yet she is the
CEO of her own company
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- calls her own image and respect into question
- does a disservice to women to women who really don’t have any power
CONCERN ABOUT THE WELL BEING OF FEMALES
- Women receive the brunt of the world’s ills and are most discriminated against on a global
scale (pg. 1, para. 1)
- “Many men disagree but remain quiet in order to enjoy the benefits of their dominant status”
(pg. 2, para. 1)
• Why do men stay quiet?
- Holding onto a position of power
- Afraid of persecution by other men for standing up for gender equality
- socialized into dominance, causing no reason to question it
• the only reality available for some
- afraid of competition
• e.x.: in the workplace, at home, etc.
- no tools/mediums available in order to speak out
- to protect their inheritances
FEMALE INFERIORITY
- What is Carter’s main argument regarding the so-called inferiority of females to males
worldwide? (pg. 2, para. 1; pg. 3, para. 2-3)
• use of religion as a basis
- wrongfully using religion/distortion of the texts
- Is Carter’s position valid or is there more to it?
• it is valid, because religions and cultures are aplenty with lesser references to women (pg. 3,
para. 3)
- Why else do we perceive women as weaker/inferior to men?
• often built smaller
• menstruate
- not all females can function at optimum all of the time
• umbilical cord complex
- due to a mother’s physical connection to having carried a child, it gives a more innate
sensitivity to emotions
EDUCATION AND PERSONAL CONFLICTEDNESS
Personal Conflictedness
- what is personal conflictedness?
• when a person experiences inner turmoil, trepidation and uncertainty regarding the existential
questions of their life
• a mental struggle
• common existential questions:
- what is the meaning of life?
- what happens after we die?
- what is my purpose on Earth?
- Is there such a thing as a “coincidence”?
• existential questions females may ask:
- why do I have to bear children?
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