Feminism: Cure or Curse?
K.G. Swarnananda Gamage
English Language Teaching Unit
“ Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic and social rights of women. This also includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment”
Women’s struggle for freedom
Women’s struggle for equal opportunities
Women’s struggle for equal place in the social system
Ex: Equal pay
On the eve of the 101 st international Woman’s Day AMY DAWSON looks at its origins and investigates why it continues to be relevant today.
We live on a planet in which women perform 66 per cent of the world’s work and produce 50 per cent of its food but earn 10 per cent of overall income and own one per cent of property.
Women hold only 19 per cent of the world’s parliamentary seats and just 16 of the world’s 188 directly -elected leaders are female. Violence against women causes more deaths and disabilities among the global female population aged 15 to 44 than Cancer,Malaria,Road traffic accidents and War.
It is estimated that one in five women worldwide will become a victim of rape or attemped rape and ane in four will experience domestic violence.
METRO – March 7 th of 2012, UK
Mr. Maithripala Sirisena (MP) – “Approximately 65 percent of all court cases in the country had to do with rape, child abuse, and violence against women”
(The Island – 10/03/2013)
“Land like no other” – 5 women are raped in a day
Stereo – typical roles
Famous Victorian Female Writers