KEY FEATURES: A comparative perspective expands students’ awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. A variety of policy areas highlighted throughout the book illustrates how different theories are applied to real-world situations. Multiple political engagement activities keep students engaged with the content.

Women in social movements

Women in social movements

On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest single day protest in U.S. history took place—the Women’s March (Box 9.1). The march in Washington, DC, is estimated to have been as big as 1 million people. Up to 5 million people are thought to have participated throughout the United States and up to 7 million worldwide. Why did people march? Upset with what was seen as sexist and degrading policies and rhetoric toward women by Donald Trump as a candidate, organizers stated that the march was intended to show that “women’s rights are human rights.” The march grew into a movement, with organizers putting out “10 Actions for 100 Days” for the first ...

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