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It is our intention to
make available on this page a variety of papers dealing with radical
feminist issues, so that the extent of the ongoing global oppression
of women is not hidden from our eyes but illustrated forcefully
in the words of the authors. It is our hope, too, that their words
will inspire and strengthen us all to remain firm in our resolve
to develop a feminist agenda and to expand the influence of feminist
philosophy on world affairs.
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Papers from the International Women's Conference, "Connecting for Action in the Asia-Pacific Region", 13-15
June 2012 (Pacific International Hotel, Cairns, Australia) can be accessed here.
Papers from the
International Feminist Summit,"Women
of Ideas: Feminist Thinking for a New Era" , 17-20
July 2007 (Southbank Convention Centre, Townsville, Australia) can
be accessed here.
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|Enough is Enough - by Betty McLellan. Published in the Townsville Bulletin 25 May 2012.
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Background of Son Preference and Neglect of Daughters- Deficit of women in India since 1901 -Violence against Women over
the Life Cycle, from womb to tomb- female infanticide, neglect
of girl child in terms of health and nutrition, child marriage
and repeated pregnancy taking heavy toll of girls’ lives-
Selective Elimination of Female Foetuses and selection
of male at a preconception stage-Legacy of continuing
declining sex ratio in India in the history of Census of India
has taken new turn with widespread use of new reproductive technologies
(NRTs) in India. NRTs are based on principle of selection of
the desirable and rejection of the unwanted.
In India, the desirable is the baby boy and the unwanted is
the baby girl.
Place to Call "Home": A feminist ethical inquiry into
women's experience of Alienation - Betty
McLellan, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, Townsville, Australia
masculinist culture which constitutes today's world is a culture
of violence in which conflict is never actually resolved. As
such, a situation exists where most women do not and cannot
feel at home. Such an experience of prolonged "homelessness"
or "alienation" has serious social and psychological
effects on women, and these effects are examined in relation
to violence in the home, in society and at a global level. It
is argued that women have a central part to play in
the establishment of a new, less violent world order and that
feminism needs to be alert to today's challenges and be
prepared to form new, appropriate global alliances to meet those
the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement is Bad for
Susan Hawthorne, Victoria University, St Albans Campus, Melbourne,
At the end of 2002 the Department
of Foreign Affairs and Trade called for submissions on the proposed
Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). The
call was put out on 11 December 2002 with a deadline of 15 January
2003. Since this is the period when most working people take annual
summer holidays, the timing suggests that the government negotiators
were not really interested in receiving substantive responses.
During 2003 I have watched with growing concern the apathy and
disinterest of the media in the upcoming bilateral agreement.
I began writing about it in late 2002, and the following article
is made up of two shorter articles which were published in Arena.
The first appeared in Arena Magazine, No. 63. Feb-March,
2003: 29-32. The second article which focuses on the likely impact
on women appeared in Arena Magazine, No. 68. Dec 2003-Jan
of oppression in the peace negotiations between Israel and the
Palestinians: A feminist perspective -
Ruchama Marton, Physicians
for Human Rights-Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
David peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians took
a form similar to that used by domineering men toward dominated
women. These talks show the futility of militaristic modes for
making peace. What happened in these negotiations closely resembles
what I have often seen as a therapist in the psychotherapy of
couples. In these situations, one person, ordinarily the man,
is in the role of oppressor and the other, generally the woman,
is oppressed. Under these conditions the pattern of communication
between the couple does not serve to solve problems or to reach
understandings, but rather to replicate the inequality between
The Israeli negotiators were not ready for concessions. They therefore
proceeded to negotiate in a way designed to control and dominate
the Palestinians. In this paper I analyze the tactics used for
the Fragmented Self through Conflict Resolution - Mercedes Llarinas-Angeles,
Trainer and Consultant, the Philippines.
power in relationships, which could be social, political,
or economic lie at the root of most conflicts in our families,
communities, in society and in the world.
Disempowerment, violence, oppression, un-kept promises,
and violations of agreements by the powerful partner or party
are the cause of many conflicts, and could become consequences
as well, leading to cycles,
spirals, and eventually a culture of violence. Women are
most often the less powerful partners or parties in these conflicts.
History and current experiences show that women are also
most vulnerable to violence and oppression due to their subordinate
status to men..... Yet women have
always struggled and survived over their experiences of violence. In this
paper, I shall share with you how women survivors are recovering
from the effects of trauma due to violence in their lives and
contributing towards our understanding of conflict and ways to