POL 3126 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Green Belt Movement, Ecofeminism, Naomi Wolf
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SchoolUniversity of Ottawa
Course CodePOL 3126
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Women & Institutional Politics
“The primacy of women’s gendered experiences, women’s issues and women’s leadership and
decision making. The relationship of women to these movements is direct and immediate:
movement definition, issues articulation and issue resolution are specific to women, developed
and organized by them with reference to their gender identity.”
-Karen Beckwith, 2000
•Foreign aid – giving them something so they can help themselves
•Food, security, and gender
•Different culture – no welfare system for the elderly – the expectation that your children
will take care of you because you invested in them
•What the rich owe to the global poor
•Dead Aid (thesis that aid can make things worse) - Moya
•Aborting due to the sex of the fetus – treating the “issue” and not the cause (gender
•Reproductive health – a controversial issue linked to gender identity, but ultimately it’s
Why do Women join movements?
•Explained by the waves of feminism:
oaccess to education and healthcare
othe right to participate in politics
Why do Women’s Movements Form?
•Psychological Model – higher expectations for women
•Resource Mobilization – women who have the resources and choose to support
•Political Process/Opportunity –
•Running for MP requires a great deal of personal sacrifice
The Impact on Women & Politics
•How is it measured?
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