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  1. 1. Casey Brannon Feminism in Kenya 10A World Literature/Composition 4th This photo is under a CC license from /3326351866/sizes/o/in/photostream/
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  13. 13. WORKS CITED Kenyan women's anger at MP 'slur.'" BBC News. N.p., 27 Apr. 2006. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. <>. This article is about 2 thirds of Kenya's female MPs walking away from a debate on new sex crime laws. These women walked away extremely angrily after someone said that woman were too afraid to just say no. There is no Author or Editor for this article written, but I did evaluate the site by looking up information on BBC news. I found that BBC News is a trusted news sorce all over the world. It has separate sections for different countries. This article showed me that people in Africa still believe that women are afraid of men and that they are superior to them. Even after all the moves forward Kenya has made, there are still a few who are far behind. Kihiu, Faith. Women As Agents of Democratisation: The Role of Women's Organisations in Kenya, 1990-2007. N.p.: LIT Verlag Münster, 2010. Google Book Search. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. < books?id=AexzUdJvdgQC&printsec=copyright#v=onepage&q&f=false>. In this book, the author discusses the activities and social results of many Kenyan women organizations. What I was looking for in this source was the organizations Charity Ngilu is involved in and how her involvement has benefited Kenya. In order to evaluate this source I did some background research on the author. Upon doing this research I found that the book has been reviewed and said to be a good informational read. Reading certain articles in this book has helped me understand more about the affects of feminism on women and some of the things people are doing to help. For example Charity Ngilu is a leader of the Nattional Women's organization. This organization is raising money to educate more women in rural countries. Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed. New York: Random, 2006. Print. The information found in Unbowed was a whole range of information on feminism. She told her story of being discriminated against because she was a women from the time she was a young girl to being an adult. The information in Unbowed is reliable because it is a memoir that has information that is supported from other sources such as BBC news and articles on sweet search. However, because the book is told from a first person stance, then there may be some bias. The information in this source helped enhanced my understanding of feminism because I was able to see real events in which feminism played a key role. For example, when Wangari was a young child and her family hadn't sent her to school, but had sent her brothers, showed me that feminism started early on without people realizing it. Her family thought nothing of it that she wasn't sent to school.
  14. 14. WORKS CITED Menya, Walter. "Kenya: State Signs Nile Basin Pact." N.p., 19 May 2010. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. < 201005190927.html>. This article is about a new bill at the time being signed in Kenya. This bill is the Nile Basin Pact. It states that all who sign it will be able to use the Nile's many resources openly. The author of this article is Walter Menya. Upon doing research on him to evaluate his credability, I discovered that he has written many articles on the Genocide as well as other political topics on Kenya. I learned from this article that the Nile is a very important resource, not just for Kenya but for many coutnries in Africa. One of Kenya's most powerful female activist, Charity Ngilu, has been working toward getting Kenya a better water supply. This bill being passed is extremely important in order for this to happen. “ Tripp, Aili Mari. "New Trends in Women's Political Participation in Africa." N.d. PDF file. This article discusses what is going on in politics in Africa. More specifically with women involved in politics there. It tells about what's changing within that field. In order to evaluate this document, I researched the author, Aili Mari Tripp. I discovered that she Is a professor of political science and gender and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also found that she is the director of the Center for Research on Gender and Women. Reading this file increased my knowledge of what is going on in Africa. There were also some things to learn about Charity Ngilu in this article.