Sex and World Peace

Sex and World Peace Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of

  • Title: Sex and World Peace
  • Author: Valerie M. Hudson Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill Mary Caprioli Chad F. Emmett
  • ISBN: 9780231131827
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war.The authors compare micro level gender violence and macro level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war.The authors compare micro level gender violence and macro level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps Harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of abnormal sex ratios favoring males, the practice of polygamy, and inequitable realities in family law, among other gendered aggressions.The authors find that the treatment of women informs human interaction at all levels of society Their research challenges conventional definitions of security and democracy and shows that the treatment of gender, played out on the world stage, informs the true clash of civilizations In terms of resolving these injustices, the authors examine top down and bottom up approaches to healing wounds of violence against women, as well as ways to rectify inequalities in family law and the lack of parity in decision making councils Emphasizing the importance of an R2PW, or state responsibility to protect women, they mount a solid campaign against women s systemic insecurity, which effectively unravels the security of all.

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    1. There have been very few books that have actually changed my mindset, and really changed the way I view the world. The first, The Pearl, by Steinbeck, the second, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, and third, Sex and World Peace. This book is a must read. It really changed the way I view international relations. It completely convinced me that promoting women's rights by beginning with securing their safety will dramatically change the face of international conflict.

    2. Utterly dreadful. There are much better introductions to feminism and world politics than this nearly worthless volume.Despite extensive endnotes, this book makes tons of unsupported claims, and reads like it was written by a high school student. For example, the authors repeatedly claim that "evolutionary theory" supports a theory wherein men structure power such that they can dominate women. Cringe. Some philosophies derived from evolutionary theory argue this, yes, but evolutionary theory its [...]

    3. This book lays down clearly the links between democratization, economic development, and international peace both inside and outside a countries borders and how people treat women. Gender issues are not a side issue in Geopolitics and national development but a centerpiece of these issues. If you want better economic development and democratization of a country and international peace pay attention to women's issues. Lifting women out of poverty, freeing them from restrictions around marriage or [...]

    4. It's going to take one helluva book to top Sex & World Peace as my favorite read of 2013. Whether it is the chapter dedicated to breaking down the evolutionary basis for patriarchy in our world, the global maps (not interactive) that drive home the current state of women around the world based on numerous robust--though still imperfect--data sets, or the authors' call to action for the future for individuals, organization, and nation states, the book is one of the most important contribution [...]

    5. Once again, book club has broadened my horizons. This book is not always an easy read. I found chapter four particularly difficult to get through. It is written the most like a text book and had tons of statistics, maps, and charts, all of which were important. The chapters before and after are captivating and horrifying. I am amazed at how much this book made me think. I want my girls to understand how much they have to contribute and how important their voices are to society. The idea that was [...]

    6. This is a vital, edifying book that I really needed to read during this frankly terrible time. The pedagogical tone might be off-putting to some readers, but I found it readable and approachable, as well as methodical and clear.The theoretical foundations linking the establishment of violent patriarchy (manifested in physical insecurity and political precariousness of women) to insecurity of the state at the international level were lucid, and the review of the empirical data probing this relati [...]

    7. This was a phenomenal book that collected years of interdisciplinary study into one cohesive exploration of the relationship between women's equality and the security or violence of a state. It was more dense and academic than I expected when I first heard of it, but well worth the effort. I have invested a lot of time in the study of women's rights, but I still learned many things I had not previously known, and was offered a different slant on how to perceive the above relationship.Due to bias [...]

    8. A must read for all women and MEN. An eyeopening book about violence against women around the world and how it effects National and International security. It is not just an issue for women but for all human kind. The author uses research to give credibility to her theories and concludes with concrete suggestions for changing the state of the women's lives around the world. Though a long and difficult read at times it is well worth the time and effort to read in its entirety.

    9. this was very informative. most books that I read with a feminist viewpoint are first hand accounts and stories from survivors. this was the first one I have seen that is almost strictly analytical and boils it down to numbers, which give credence to personal stories. I also liked how they came at it. both genders are needed, working in harmony for a better world.3.5

    10. An important and eye-opening read (especially Chapter 2). We have to empower women around the world if we want to build better communities and stronger international relationships. Sign me up!The only downside: a few comments about Islam I felt were harsh and one-sided. That was a bummer.

    11. Deeply disturbing, yet poignant, important, and strangely hopeful. I'll be throwing this book at people for a long time to come.

    12. Good book recommended by Gloria Steinem when she came to Austin last Sept. The book makes you question the status quo and how even small changes can make a difference in how men and women relate as well as how women treat other women. It is amazing that the safety and security of women within a country can be related to that country's propensity to be in conflict. While I had the kindle edition that made me squint at the maps showing interesting comparisons between countries, I would think they [...]

    13. After reading a review from Gloria Steinem. I decided to read this book, and frankly I could not put it down. It brought me awareness to the atrocities that still happen throughout the world to women, and also showed that we still even have got a long way to go in the United States. At times necessarily graphic, I was exposed to a part of the world that is still horrific and must be changed so that all can thrive. As the book explains and recommends, humans are not living to their potential beca [...]

    14. I met the author a few weeks ago at a conference in DC, and was really intrigued by her research, so I decided to read the book. I finished it in a few hours. It is chalk-full of facts about sexual violence across the world (especially in Asia), and how these crimes have a direct correlation to the economy and lifestyle of the people. Great read for any feminist.

    15. Wow. What a book. Some parts are very graphic and gave me a stomach ache, but I think it's important that we understand the evils of this world we live in so that we can make a difference for good. This book has broaden my eyes and inspired me to really make a difference with the small things I say and do. I recommend to all citizens of this world.

    16. WOW. This book opened my eyes to the gender-related issues that still plague society. I had no idea that they were still so pervasive and had not considered the scope of their impact. Read this book. This is one of those books that could bring great change if it reached broad populations.

    17. Read for my Gender, War, and Peace class. Concise, strongly and clearly argued, with clear empirical evidence. A must read for undergraduates and feminists.

    18. ohhhhhhMy godddd OHHHMygooooooooood oooooh myyyyyyy god OH MY GOD NO WONDER EVERYONE HATES FEMINIST EMPIRICISTS

    19. 11/1/15 found it in a list of books and authors that Gloria Steinem likes published in the Sunday NYTs Book Review Gloria Steinem: By the Book nyti/1LDVCOO

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