Tuhin Chakraborty
Oct 9, 2017

Feminist impact on Geopolitics

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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.

alicohen31
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!

 

https://youtu.be/RMSxTFc6ayg

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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