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Brave: The Global Girls' Revolution



Since I was little, I've always spoken up for the underdog. My 4th grade teacher picked me to accompany a girl who was being bullied outside the classroom, so the teacher could talk frankly to the students. In my 20s, I was the first Women's Studies Coordinator at CSUC in Northern California. For the last decade I've researched girls' activism globally for a book draft Brave: The Global Girls' Revolution. I interviewed young women in Cairo during their revolution in 2011 like the one in the photo. invite you to critique chapters of interest. Here's the TOC:



Part 1 Themes



Chapter 1 The Future is Female 67 pages



Meet Young Women Leaders; What Motivates a Youth Activist?; the Future is Female?; Uppity Girls’ Rising Aspirations and Activism; Feminism, the United Nations and Governments Stimulate Equality; Young Men’s Viewpoints





Chapter 2 Global Desire for Equality 55



Equality is Desired Globally, More Females Desire Gender Equality, Girls Want Economic and Social Equality, Claims that Women Leaders are More Peaceful, Feminist Organizing, Inequality Persists in All Countries





Chapter 3 Global Status of Young Women 55



Rural Vs. Urban Sex Roles, Feminization of Poverty, Education, Health, Violence





Chapter 4 Consumerism Targets “Girl Power” 44



Materialistic Consumers of Products and Entertainment?; Teen Identity Through Consumption; Social Unrest from Rising Expectations; How Youth Are Manipulated by Multinational Corporations; Negative Consequences of Consumerism; Youth Views about Getting Rich; Traditional and Modern Beliefs: Moving Towards the Middle





Chapter 5 Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls 60



Global Media is Pervasive, Global Media Provides New Information, Media Exposure Makes Youth Opinionated and Brave, Global Media Sells Consumerism, Media Addiction Creates Dumb Zombies





Part 2 Regions



Chapter 6 Feminist Waves in the West 97



Second Wave Feminists of the 60s, Women’s Studies, Inequality Persists, Generation Gap, Third Wave Response, Rejection of Feminism?, Fourth Wave





Chapter 7 Brave Women in Muslim Countries 61



The Middle East, Women and Islam, Iran, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia





Chapter 8 Egyptian Revolutionaries 44



Traditional Male Dominance; Education; A Pioneering Feminist: Dr. Nawal El Saadawi’s Egyptian Union for Women; Young Women in the Revolution; After the Revolution; Sexual Harassment Persists





Chapter 9 Women in Developing and Emerging Countries: Latin America 59



Women and Development, Latin American Youth Issues





Chapter 10 African Issues and Activists 44,





Chapter 11 Feminism in India, an Emerging Superpower 52



Youth Issues, The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor, Hybrid Youth Culture and Attitudes, Youth Activism in Politics, Traditional Sexism, Feminism





Chapter 12 Socialist Countries--China 44



The Setting, Traditional Beliefs, Rural vs. Urban Youth, Youth Issues in an Era of Change from Maoism to Capitalism, Current Chinese Issues





Chapter 13 Russia 28



History, Attitudes Towards Feminism, Consumerism and Glamour, Putin’s Nationalism vs. Rebels







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