Gender and Sexuality Prior to Term Paper

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A third reason is that members of the staff or leadership teams are barely taught to think of and use gender in delicate ways. A last reason given is that without the gender justice lens, the work of social justice organizations and the feminist movement overall will be negatively impacted.

11.) Describe the author's arguments in regards to the 3 aspects you listed in #2.

First, democracy was viewed as only existing if those that are governing were there because those who were being governed agreed with their being there. The author thought that the idea that government is in existence only for the betterment of the people, with everyone included, was not being supported by not allowing women the equal right to vote.

Second, democracy was seen as a system where everyone was able to express their ideas as well as their concerns in order to dictate their own individual likings. The author argued that this aspect indicated that everyone should be able to express their beliefs equally. Without granting the women the right to vote, this was in fact not happening.

Third, democracy entails giving different individuals the chance to govern over the people. It was the author's belief that these individuals must change from time to time because every politician has different viewpoints and perspectives on certain issues. If only men are allowed to vote, then the individuals gaining access to power will only be those that men deem beneficiary to their needs, and not to the needs of females.

12.) Social and economic obstacles to women's political participation include ____ (list 3).

1.) The imbalanced distribution of household chores and responsibilities.

2.) The arduous task of being able to adequately handle a successful employment life and a family life at home.

3.) Stereotypical ideas of women's role in society.

13.) Political obstacles that impeded women's political participation include ____…

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