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  1. 1. Women of the Ukraine Women Studies 420
  2. 2. About Me: <ul><li>Hello! My name is Michelle! </li></ul><ul><li>I am a Junior at MSUM with a major in Film Production and a minor in Women Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Grew up in Warroad, MN, and later moved to Thief River Falls to attend high school. </li></ul>
  3. 3. More About Me: <ul><li>I work at JC Penney and also the MSUM Admissions Office. As of recent, I am also a nanny for an infant during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>I love working with people and value people’s opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Show: Desperate Housewives and Weeds </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Musician: Sara Bareilles </li></ul><ul><li>Guilty pleasure: Oreo Ice Cream </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Peeve: Backseat Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Secret: Um… None come to think of it! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Traditional Gender Roles of Ukrainian Women <ul><li>Women are to dress very elegantly. Looking attractive to men is a must. </li></ul><ul><li>Women does most, if not all, the housework. </li></ul><ul><li>If guests arrive, women must prepare all food (even if it’s for their own birthday party). </li></ul>Source:
  5. 5. Modern Ukrainian Women <ul><li>Ukrainian culture does not believe in militant feminism </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of teachers are women (possibly 5% are men) </li></ul><ul><li>Most women work outside the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Some families have very untraditional roles. It is not uncommon that the male figure will do the majority of the housework and cooking. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Women Today <ul><li>Only 13% of women live in female-headed households. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who live alone tend to live in smaller apartments/ dormitories. </li></ul><ul><li>Women have freedom of dress. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is not gender biased. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>28% of men live in poverty. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>29% of women live in poverty. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Violence Against Women <ul><li>Half of all Ukrainian women experience domestic violence. </li></ul><ul><li>If in a physical dispute with a man, the woman can be arrested if it is displayed that she “provoked the violence by behaving as the victim”. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2001, a law was passed to protect violence against women. However, it does not recognize domestic violence. </li></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>Akkent, Meral. “Gender Equality and Social Institutions in Ukraine”. Social Institutions and Gender Index. 04 Sep 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Dudwick, Nora. Srinivason, Radhika. Braithwaite, Jeanine. “Poverty Rates, Gender, Age, and Household Type”. Ukraine Gender Review . 2002 : 11-12. PDF. </li></ul><ul><li>DeLong, Rick. “Ukraine’s Culture”. Try Ukraine. 03 Sep 2010. </li></ul>