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  • Rebecca Peterson Introduction
  • About Me
    • 26 year old RN for four years now
    • Working towards my BSN then hopefully starting Family NP in Summer 2010
    • Worked in various settings including medical/surgical, maternal child, and dialysis.
    • Have been an outpatient dialysis charge nurse for 2 years and absolutely love it
    • Proud to be a Nurse
  • About Me
    • Live in Duluth, MN with my family
    • Have three Shih Tzu dogs Max, Bear, and Daisy
    • Love to travel, be with friends, family and pets, listen to music, garden, and the rare warm summers days we get.
    • Nervous for this summer semester!
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  • South Africa
    • Population consists of Afrikaners, English and small European groups all of which are considered a part of the white privileged group
    • Coloreds, Indians, and Africans are part of the black group and have been largely disadvantaged
    • Apartheid produced two nations with their own histories, politics, rules of living and gender experiences
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  • Women of South Africa
    • Afrikaner or white group of women
      • More privileged, opportunity, and rights than black women.
      • Racially superior
      • Excluded from politics and economic issues
      • Roles included motherhood, sacrifice their needs for their husbands and families by taking care of the household needs
      • Benefited from the power their men accrued therefore contributing to the apartheid
  • Women of South Africa
    • Black women of South Africa
      • Apartheid
        • “ System of legal racial separation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa 1948-1994”
      • Education, medical care, territory, and public services segregated
      • Racially inferior, separated, unequal and oppressed still today
      • Few or no legal rights, no access to education, no right to own land
      • Low income resulting in high mortality due to malnutrition, sanitation problems, and diseases.
  • Women of South Africa
    • Marriage and birth laws were controlled by government to lower African birth rates
    • Laws passed to limit the black populations movement
      • Separated family members because men had to go find work in urban areas, while women were forced to stay in the rural areas
  • Women of South Africa
    • During the 1980’s women made up 90% of the domestic workforce and 36% of the industrial workforce
    • Women’s wagers were lower than men’s for the same job
    • Worked longer hours, with few benefits, and often fired without notice or pay
    • Political reforms 1990’s led women to be elected to legislature
      • May 1994 Nelson Mandela appointed women, 2 as cabinet ministers and 3 as deputy ministers in 1995