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13 Cards in this Set

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Global Feminism
The study of feminism cross-culturally based on an appreciation of women's cross-cultural similarities and differences. Feminist movements that span across nations, with a core belief that women are entitled to the same human rights as men.
The killing of girl-children, either intentionally, or as a result of neglect.
A 1979 internation treaty guaranteeing women's rights, also know as the Women's Convention.
International organization with representatives from most of the world's nation states, creates international law and guidelines, provides technical assistance
Female Genital Mutilation
Procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons.
The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.
the condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex. Concern with or interest in sexual activity. Sexual character or potency.
loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.
An eating disorder, common especially among young women of normal or nearly normal weight, that is characterized by episodic binge eating and followed by feeling of guilt, depression, and self condemnation. It is often associated with measures taken to prevent weight gain, such as self- induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, dieting, or fasting.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered.
Nongovernmental Organization
Reproductive Freedom
The extent to which women can freely choose from a variety of birth control methods. How much control a woman has over her sex life and her fertility, as well as her access to reproductive health care and safe abortion.
Reproductive Technology
Technology developed to provide better birth control or reproductive measures. ex: in vitro fertilization, sperm banks.