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Global Feminism


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Global Feminism

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