It also looks at the emergence of a global women's movement, which is trying to get rape classified as a "crime against humanity." Concludes with a music video about women's rights by the all women rap group, Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Through clips from films like 'A lively affair' (1912), 'A busy day' (1914), and 'What 80 million women want' (1913), the film raises key issues about the struggle for gender equality and the portrayal of women in the media, which remain as fascinating, engaging, and relevant today as yesterday.
Traversing historical and contemporary notions of beauty, stereotypes and iconography within Asian and popular cultures, this film incorporates a rich selection of archival footage and commentary from numerous voices which ignites lively debate on the phenomena as they pertain to race and gender identity.
Suzan talks of her disappointment at Lilly's choice of a non-Chinese husband, while Lilly, to her own surprise discovers a need to pass on her cultural heritage to her son, who eventually heals the rift between the generations.
We meet a woman active in the movement against female genital mutilation, a health care worker educating women about sexually transmitted diseases, and businesswomen who describe how they have set up an association to share expertise and provide mutual assistance.
Corruption, prostitution, victim protection and repatriation, and the creation of FRONTEX--the agency responsible for European border patrol--are all highlighted, while members of the European Parliament and other officials discuss what must be done to improve anti-smuggling efforts.
Despite existing legislation against gender discrimination, these stories highlight that its enforcement has not been effective enough to protect women from the adversity that so many face within both family and society.
This report examines these contradictions, and introduces efforts of women's organizations to battle the severe discrimination which Pakistani women must endure.
This project explores the notion of performance in everyday life--forms of activity which would otherwise be censurable, dangerous, or threatening--in the context of a gender-segregated and patriarchal culture.
The men discuss their most memorable sexual experiences, their tactics of seduction and their views on the differences in sexual and gender roles in their social circles.
This gripping program describes the massive human rights abuses that have been escalating since the withdrawal of the Soviet forces, as seen through the eyes of women who have survived years of rampant gender and religious intolerance.
It examines the submissiveness of upper-class women; a new emerging middle class who are defying tradition and cultural expectations to fight for equal rights; and the indigenous population, who are segregated and discriminated against.
This documentary captures the voices of young people in Swaziland speaking out against sexual abuse and highlights their efforts to combat gender-based violence.
Two fat acceptance activists, Keena and Jessica, share their experiences of being judged by society for their decision to not bow to how women are expected to look --including being harassed and discriminated against because of their size.
Looks at the selling of sex as a form of female empowerment, idealized beauty, gender training, misogyny in music and games, and the double standards that exist in media and society when it comes to women and men, as well as recommendations for change.
Illustrated with hundreds of up-to-date images, Dreamworlds 3 offers a unique and powerful tool for understanding both the continuing influence of music videos and how pop culture more generally filters the identities of young men and women through a dangerously narrow set of myths about sexuality and gender.