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Susan Deller Ross Languange: University of Pennsylvania Press Format Available: According to Susan Deller Ross, many human rights advocates still do not see women's rights as human rights.
Yet women in many countries suffer from laws, practices, customs, and cultural and religious norms that consign them to a deeply inferior status. Advocates might conceive of human rights as involving torture, extrajudicial killings, or cruel and degrading treatment—all clearly in violation of international human rights—and think those issues irrelevant to women.
Yet is female genital mutilation, practiced on millions of young girls and even infants, not a gross violation of human rights? When a family decides to murder a daughter in the name of "honor," is that not an extrajudicial killing?
When a husband rapes or savagely beats his wife, knowing the legal authorities will take no action on her behalf, is that not cruel and degrading treatment?
Women's Human Rights is the first human rights casebook to focus specifically on women's human rights. Rich with interdisciplinary material, the book advances the study of the deprivation and violence women suffer due to discriminatory laws, religions, and customs that deny them their most fundamental freedoms.
It also provides present and future lawyers the legal tools for change, demonstrating how human rights treaties can be used to obtain new laws and court decisions that protect women against discrimination with respect to employment, land ownership, inheritance, subordination in marriage, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage, and the denial of reproductive rights.
Ross examines international and regional human rights treaties in depth, including treaty language and the jurisprudence and general interpretive guidelines developed by human rights bodies.
By studying how international human rights law has been and can be implemented at the domestic level through local courts and legislatures, readers will understand how to call upon these newly articulated human rights to help bring about legislation, court decisions, and executive action that protect women from human rights violations.Judy Yung is Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
She is the author of Chinese Women of America: A Pictorial History () and the coauthor of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island (, ), which won the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award.
Yung, Judy. Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. The first part of this essay will establish the background against which this conflict arose and explore the.
Journal of Asian American Studies () Judy Yung, Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco. Berkeley: University of California Press, You may write about more than one film in your review, but your essay should emphasize a particular film.
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The crippling custom of footbinding is the thematic touchstone for Judy Yung's engrossing study of Chinese American women during the first half of the twentieth century.