Change in Juarez
An analysis and proposal for change regarding the position of women in the city of Juarez, Mexico.
# 96777 | 3,243 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 14, 2007 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Women Studies (Culture) , Latin-American Studies (Race, Class, Gender Issues) , Latin-American Studies (General)
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Juarez is the setting for a series of murders of women--femicides--which has plagued the city for almost two decades. Until recently there wasn't wide spread knowledge of these events. This paper uses Charlotte Bunch's four point model for the application of theory to practice to analyze the problem, and attempt to discover a way to affect change in Juarez. A proposal for how to raise funds and use that money to create a unification between feminist organizations is included. Several different types of feminism are also addressed and their application to the analysis of this situation is discussed.
From the Paper:"Multicultural Feminism views oppression, not as just one system, but as multiple systems, which operate together to oppress women around the globe. Through the lens of multicultural feminism one can see that the women of Juarez are not only being oppressed through class structure and working conditions, but also because of their culture. This oppression is different than any other factory worker in the United States because US corporations who do not utilize NAFTA's border allowances are subjected to US regulations, whereas these women, who are actually employed within the United States, are not privileged to US regulations. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alexander, M. Jacqui and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. "Indtroduction: Geneologies, Legacies, Movements." Feminist Geneologies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures. Eds. M. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. New York: Routledge, 1997.
- Kolmar, Wendy K. and Frances Bartkowski. Feminist Theory. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
- Labaton, Vivien and Dawn Lundy Martin. "Introduction: Making What Will Become." The Fire This Time: Young Activists and The New Feminism. Eds. Vivien Labaton and Dawn Lundy Martin. New York: Anchor, 2004.
- Nathan, Debbie. "The Juraez Murders." Amnesty International Magazine. Spring 2003. 1-4. September 20 2006. http://www.amnestyusa.org/magazine/spring_2003/juarez/print html
- Senorita Extravida: Missing Young Women. Dir. Lourdes Portillo. Videocassette. 2001.
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