Tuhin Chakraborty
Oct 9, 2017

Feminist impact on Geopolitics

Rachna Shah
Oct 10, 2017Edited: Oct 10, 2017

I hadn't previously considered the Catalonian independence movement in a feminist lens or perspective - thank you for sharing this article! Women in Spain were considered to need to fulfill a traditional role in society through the end of Francoist Spain (1975), and while their position has improved today with the return of democracy, a macho/machismo culture seems to remain. However, Spain is ranked 15th on the Gender Inequality Index, 34.9% of Parliament is women, and 53.4% of the labor force is female.

Rachna Shah
Oct 10, 2017

^In perspective, the US is ranked 43rd on the GII and Sweden is 4th.

Oct 11, 2017

Hey Tuhin! I think it's really interesting you mention feminism in geopolitics. Another cause that feminists often champion is sustainability and environmentalism. In fact I encourage you (or others) to check out the video I've linked below. It's paramount that women are empowered because they can be stakeholders for a more sustainable future!



Tuhin Chakraborty
Oct 11, 2017

Ali, that was an excellent video. You are absolutely correct as well, as women do compose half of the world's population, they have a large hand in many industries or ways of life that will impact climate change.

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