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Call Me a Woman: On Our Way to Equality and Peace Kindle Edition
It’s time to raise the bar. There are more months in the year than countries in the world where women and men have equal rights. This imbalance is the cause of the most pressing challenges we face today.
Angry about sexism and misogyny and what you personally have endured? Afraid the world won’t get its act together in time to save itself?
Call Me A Woman combines Laurie Levin’s personal story, including multiple sexual assaults, years of research, personal interviews, global studies, and activism to ramp up awareness and change perceptions of how we view what happens to girls and women world-wide.
Inside you’ll discover:
- The most important thing parents can do to change the world
- Our unconscious habits that perpetuate inequality
- Inspiring stories to shift resentment to empathy, hope, and action
- The 7 Habits of Equality to speed our way to gender equality and peace
Personal interviews with: Lynn Povich, first woman senior editor Newsweek magazine; Maxine Clark, founder Build-A-Bear Workshop; Gloria Feldt, former CEO and President Planned Parenthood Federation of America, NY Times Best-Selling Author; Mark Levin, biotech industry leader, founder, and CEO; Zaron Burnett III, investigative journalist and writer.
Equality can become our reality when each of us comes to terms with how we uphold inequality. The long-standing domination of men over women is reflected in our language, traditions, choices, votes, and what we do and don't pay attention to.
Call Me A Woman is a call to action and roadmap that will speed our way to gender equality and a more peaceful world. After all, women are half of every race, religion, ethnic group, economic class, and nation.
Become part of the solution and create a safer and more just world for girls and women. When women rise, we take the world with us.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08XTW3FSY
- Publisher : One More Page Publishing (22 April 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 2010 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
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Call Me A Woman is a personal, compelling and insightful book on the ways that a patriarchal society negatively impacts every type of person, and limits our potential. Laurie Levin draws upon her own life experiences, as well as those of other women, to outline some of the key ways we are harmed by the status quo, and she has put together a broad-ranging list of facts that prove her points. Despite the daunting situation we are tasked with overcoming, her tone throughout is hopeful and positive, wrapping up with her brilliant 7 habits of equality.
A great discussion piece and a brilliant insight into both the current state of things and where we should strive to end up.
rulings that allow their rape and murder with little or no consequences. Levin explains the situation we’ve gotten ourselves into with chilling statistics and examples, some painfully torn from her own experience.
While the entire book is (sometimes frighteningly) relatable, the chapter on gender and language really struck a chord with me, perhaps because it is visible everywhere. As Laurie writes, why call a female a girl, when
you can call her a woman? In the same vein, why must she be described in relation to the men in her life rather than on her own?
One of the wonderful things about this book is that Levin doesn’t just preach. She offers practical courses for actions that will change our culture. In one of the later chapters of the book, she summarizes these as ‘The 7 Habits of Equality.’ These are *chef’s kiss* perfect. If each one of us made a commitment to incorporating them into our lives, we would see change very quickly.
This book is a must read for all women (who will be able to relate to it and hear its battle cry) and men (who need to learn the lessons contained therein and get a feel for the reality women live in, which is not the same as theirs). It should be required reading in every college and university – not just in Women and Gender Studies classes, though it would certainly be at home in that setting—so that young people can see the world they are about to enter and understand what they can do to change it for the better.
Levin provides insights on how women are asked to identify themselves as either a Mrs., Ms. or Miss while men are simply a Mr. for life. She discusses the traditions of women being given away at their weddings as if owned by someone and then expected to change their last names. I was married 43 years ago and took my husband’s last name. Seven years later I went to court and changed it back. It never felt right to change my name. This book will be eye-opening for so many who never realized or even thought about these differences.
She speaks from her own personal experience of violence and sexual assault and the difficulty of feeling safe in this world ever since. With violence against women perpetrated by men daily, I have asked my husband, "What is wrong with your gender?” This author will give you some answers.