Brave: The Global Girls' Revolution

gayle kimball
Posted September 16, 2016 from United States

Since I was little, I've always spoken up for the underdog. My 4th grade teacher picked me to accompany a girl who was being bullied outside the classroom, so the teacher could talk frankly to the students. In my 20s, I was the first Women's Studies Coordinator at CSUC in Northern California. For the last decade I've researched girls' activism globally for a book draft Brave: The Global Girls' Revolution. I interviewed young women in Cairo during their revolution in 2011 like the one in the photo. invite you to critique chapters of interest. Here's the TOC:

Part 1 Themes

Chapter 1 The Future is Female 67 pages

Meet Young Women Leaders; What Motivates a Youth Activist?; the Future is Female?; Uppity Girls’ Rising Aspirations and Activism; Feminism, the United Nations and Governments Stimulate Equality; Young Men’s Viewpoints

Chapter 2 Global Desire for Equality 55

Equality is Desired Globally, More Females Desire Gender Equality, Girls Want Economic and Social Equality, Claims that Women Leaders are More Peaceful, Feminist Organizing, Inequality Persists in All Countries

Chapter 3 Global Status of Young Women 55

Rural Vs. Urban Sex Roles, Feminization of Poverty, Education, Health, Violence

Chapter 4 Consumerism Targets “Girl Power” 44

Materialistic Consumers of Products and Entertainment?; Teen Identity Through Consumption; Social Unrest from Rising Expectations; How Youth Are Manipulated by Multinational Corporations; Negative Consequences of Consumerism; Youth Views about Getting Rich; Traditional and Modern Beliefs: Moving Towards the Middle

Chapter 5 Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls 60

Global Media is Pervasive, Global Media Provides New Information, Media Exposure Makes Youth Opinionated and Brave, Global Media Sells Consumerism, Media Addiction Creates Dumb Zombies

Part 2 Regions

Chapter 6 Feminist Waves in the West 97

Second Wave Feminists of the 60s, Women’s Studies, Inequality Persists, Generation Gap, Third Wave Response, Rejection of Feminism?, Fourth Wave

Chapter 7 Brave Women in Muslim Countries 61

The Middle East, Women and Islam, Iran, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Chapter 8 Egyptian Revolutionaries 44

Traditional Male Dominance; Education; A Pioneering Feminist: Dr. Nawal El Saadawi’s Egyptian Union for Women; Young Women in the Revolution; After the Revolution; Sexual Harassment Persists

Chapter 9 Women in Developing and Emerging Countries: Latin America 59

Women and Development, Latin American Youth Issues

Chapter 10 African Issues and Activists 44,

Chapter 11 Feminism in India, an Emerging Superpower 52

Youth Issues, The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor, Hybrid Youth Culture and Attitudes, Youth Activism in Politics, Traditional Sexism, Feminism

Chapter 12 Socialist Countries--China 44

The Setting, Traditional Beliefs, Rural vs. Urban Youth, Youth Issues in an Era of Change from Maoism to Capitalism, Current Chinese Issues

Chapter 13 Russia 28

History, Attitudes Towards Feminism, Consumerism and Glamour, Putin’s Nationalism vs. Rebels

This story was submitted in response to Growing Up Girls.

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