Running head: THE MOTHERS OF PLAZA DE MAYO The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Spring Browne Indian University East School of Social Work Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Human Rights echo in a different sound and vibrate with a different rhythm in the world of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, than it does in many citizens of the United States. These mothers have created effective human rights organizations. During the Argentine junta’s Dirty War, tens of thousands of citizens were abducted, tortured, murdered, and disappeared. A group of women altered Argentine politics forever. These women were mothers of many of those who were abducted and disappeared.
Women who are able to keep their jobs, and find a reasonable and affordable childcare facility are impacted by the glass ceiling barrier. If a single woman is considering having another child, not being able to bring home an equal pay for the same work duties a man earns, is a clear example of how the glass ceiling barrier is a penalty for women who have children while working a job. Although the glass ceiling barrier is mainly used for top level positions, it also affects women of all economic levels. “In 2002, American employers paid out over $263 million in sex discrimination lawsuits.” (Murphy and Graff 36) Companies like Wall-Mart in 2007, Home Depot in 1997, and Publix Super Markets in 1997 have all been sued for gender discrimination by numerous female workers, and all have had to settle out of court. (Trumball
One can find more information about this stage of development of the American society from primary sources. Nannie Alderson (1942) describes the life of American women in the small towns of the West in her book A Bride Goes West. Some of the experts from the book point out to significant changes in the American people’s minds regarding the role that women played in society. In her book, Alderson also describes the reverse side of free relations and feminization. She writes, “Two-thirds of the women [engaged in prostitution] died young from sexually transmitted diseases, botched abortions, alcohol abuse, narcotics abuse, suicide, or murders.” The same shift in public mind regarding the family values is described in Galen’s Epitaph on a Tombstone.
Women all over were rounded up and stolen as “prostitutes” (sex-slaves) for the Japanese soldiers. Houses were broken into at random, and girls who were barely old enough to walk, and old women who were so crippled by time that they too could barely walk, were raped in from of their entire families. Women and girls were gang-raped in the streets so violently that those who ruptured and bled out were the lucky ones, for the survivors had to deal with the mental and physical scarring for years to come; a startling number committed suicide. Chang speaks of massive numbers of women a time later who, after giving birth to Japanese babies and were in such emotional turmoil that they threw themselves into the Yangzi River. In homes, incest was forced upon families.
Denesia Rollins Mr. McKinney History 134-015 12 March 2012 Analysis Paper #3 The Great Depression and World War II have changed the United States by the Changing Roles for Women. With American men enlisting in the war effort, the work force quickly diminished. Who would "man" the assembly lines in the factories to produce the needed items for the current war? The War marked and important watershed in the women status. With most of the men going into military service, the demand for labor struck up old prejudices about sex roles in the workplace, and the military.
Introduction In Alden Speare’s (1986) words, "migration can be involuntary when a person is physically transported from a country and has no opportunity to escape from those transporting him”. Literature on forced migration often focuses on asylum seekers and refugees, but there are other groups of displaced persons. This paper will look at trafficked people, particularly on Korean comfort women during the Imperial Japan times, from the years 1931 to 1945. Comfort women are females who were forced into sexual slavery during the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, to provide sexual services to the Japanese Imperial Army troops so to improve the morale of Japanese soldiers (Lynch, 2009). The focus is placed on Korean comfort women as 80% of comfort women in Japan are Koreans (Soh, 1996).
She uses a family photo to describe the bondage and enslavement of Chinese women in her grandmother’s culture. According to the world history this was a period of wars and feudal lordship that eventually brought Shakai Sheik to power as a ruler in Mainland China. Amid this chaos the author’s grandmother’s family was trying to survive under stick Chinese traditions. In her family social class, the women’s feet were bound which demonstrates the total male rule and subjugation of women Her grandmother Jingmei was no exception to the rule .she was raped by a wealthy man who collected beautiful young girls as his concubines. Palmer 2 According to Amy Tan, this is the relationship between the women in the picture: But see the white bands on their skirts?
Under the Black Umbrella by Hildi Kang October 3, 2013 Korean War History Personal stories of suffering and assimilation in a colonial society, overshadowed by the presence of the Japanese in Korea during the 19th century, have proven to be the patchwork of Kang’s book Under the Black Umbrella. Kang uses 51 people to portray Japanese cruelty during this period, while also reflecting on positive memories not limited to kindness and understanding. She wrote this book to give a human quality to the face of Korean-Japanese synergy during this time. Kang had come to expect a heavy element of hatred and barbarity from reading other accounts relating to this period, but upon listening to stories told by her father-in-law, she came to realize that not all people experienced life in colonial Korea as oppressive. It is evident that Kang views history as a process of change over a specified period of time as she divides up the book into two distinct sections entitled “Change by Choice,” and “Change by Coercion.” The first refers to the fact that the Koreans were given the opportunity to not behave inappropriately in the eyes of Japanese authority, and modernize themselves in accordance with a modern Japanese society.
An example of difference is that during World War II the Japanese-Americans were detained in concentration camps throughout America as they entered war with Japan. The Two Opium Wars and the Treaty of Nanjing disrupted the populations around Hong Kong and Guangdong. The Treaty of Nanjing forced China to pay for financial protection to Western imperialist powers. The Chinese government levied high tax on peasants, in which many peasants lost their land. Those peasants had easy access to ships to go to the United States and other places.
VERBA Manon 14133194X Sexual harassment in the workplace: Characteristics of harassers and psychological effects on women 1. Introduction For several years, women have been much more present in the workplace, and too many of them have experienced sexual harassment. In industrialized countries, 42 to 50% of the female workers have been victims of harassers (Study on Sexual Harassment, Arosha Adikaram). In the last twenty years, women started to complain about sexual harassment instead of thinking of it as a normal act. Sexual harassment is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with one’s employment or work performance or creates a hostile