The most up to date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up to the minute global data on the key issues facing women today equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today This book explores the differences between women and men throughout the entire world It investigates sections over Health, Property, Education and many other topics Not only do they compare and contrast women and men, they are compare socioeconomic status I thought it was a very interesting look into things I had not thought about before, such as dowry deaths I would certainly be excited to look at a revised edition in a few years to see if any of the statistics had changed This literally gave me all the feels It s stunning, beautiful, informative, entertaining, smart, sad, frightening and downright scary all at once Basically, this book contains lots of wonderfully illustrated infographics on women s live all over the world But it s so muchthan pretty diagrams only The various chapters such as Health , Birthrights , Work and Poverty look deeply into certain issues Men are a big part of this book, too, often in contrast to women s conditions Mor This literally gave me all the feels It s stunning, beautiful, informative, entertaining, smart, sad, frightening and downright scary all at once Basically, this book contains lots of wonderfully illustrated infographics on women s live all over the world But it s so muchthan pretty diagrams only The various chapters such as Health , Birthrights , Work and Poverty look deeply into certain issues Men are a big part of this book, too, often in contrast to women s conditions Moreover, it s a work on general urgent problems such as discrimination, globalisation, climate change, migration, concerning both men and women seriously, there is so muchin here than I d thought Plus, it s highly intersectional Most topics don t regard women as one fixed group only but go into details by comparing classes, ethnicities, sexuality, age, living conditions urban vs rural , wealth and so on Highly inspiring.I learned a lot reading this, waythan I d hoped for Some things were astonishing in a positive way like the fact I mentioned in an update, on France being the first country legalising homosexuality as early as 1791 , some were very scary and sad like the marry your rapist laws Some countries offer the rapist to go scot free if he marries his victim THERE ARE NO WORDS the fact that 17 of the U.S states do not have a legal minimum age of marriage, which means Afghanistan has a tougher law on child marriage than parts of the United States One argument why the legal age of marriage should remain low not defined is that otherwise, it would increase the number of children born out of wedlock due to so many teenage pregnancies Way to solve that problem, jeez I d invest in , better and earlier sex ed, but what do I know the fact that each CEO of the 5 largest fashion brands earn money within 4 days than an average women working in a Bangaldesh garnment factory earns in her lifetime.Overall a higly enjoyable and highly recommended read with lots of information to think and talk about I feel like I read half the book out loud to my partner because I had to share Plus, it s also very beautiful a win on all accounts.Note I read the most recent pub October 2018 , revised 5th edition of this wonderful publication I loved this book because it taught me SO much that I didn t know I have been very into the idea of gender equality my whole life, but I never knew how bad it was in some places This encouraged me to stand up for women s rights even I.loved.this.book The data was presented beautifully and it s nice to see data just on women s issues I feel like I have a better understanding of things that affect gender equity worldwide I especially enjoyed the data showing gender equity s connection to the HIV epidemic in Africa it validated feelings I had about the subpar training on this issue I received as a Peace Corps volunteer.
- 128 pages
- The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World
- Joni Seager
- 05 February 2017 Joni Seager