you will conduct research on the positions and lives of contemporary women around the world. Our goal is to think about feminism(s) transnationally, not just as a movement of women in the West. Toward that end, I would rather you NOT focus exclusively on women in the US and Western Europe unless you are making links to women in other parts of the world OR you can make a compelling case for why this specific group or culture merits a closer look. For example, if we don’t have a chance to examine Native American women in this class, I can imagine a project that would look at the struggle for womenâ€™s equality in a specific Native American culture/community. I offer a few suggested topics below, but you are also free to choose an issue or topic that is not on the list. There are a couple of links provided to explore other possibilities. You can also conduct your own search for International/Global women’s issues.
Sex (Human) trafficking in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.
Missing Women/The lack of value placed on girl children in China, India, and other nations.
Life after the Taliban for women in Afghanistan.
Matriarchal Cultures (i.e. China’s Mosuo)
The role of the veil in Islamic cultures; is it oppressive for women?
Positions of women in Latin America.
The lives of immigrant women in the US (choose a particular culture to examine).
Effect of global capitalism on women (i.e., the impact of Western companies moving into third world nations for cheapâ€”and often femaleâ€”labor
The project should include charts, maps, pictures, videos, and any other elements that you feel enhance the exploration of your topic. You can use programs such as Prezi, The History Project, Weebly, or others to organize your text and images.
Here are a couple of websites where you can go for additional ideas and current information.