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A Call to Action

Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
Carter, Jimmy (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Title: A call to action
women, religion, violence, and power
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: viii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index
Contents: My childhood
Commitment to peace and women's rights
The bible and gender equality
Full prisons and legal killing
Sexual assault and rape
Violence and war
Observations as a traveler
Women and the Carter center
Learning from human rights heroes
The genocide of girls
Rape
Slavery and prostitution
Spouse abuse
"Honor" killings
Genital cutting
Child marriage and dowry deaths
Politics, pay, and maternal health
The road to progress
Summary: "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9781476773957
1476773955
9781476773964
1476773963
Statement of Responsibility: Jimmy Carter
Subject Headings: Women's rights Women's rights Religious aspects Women Social conditions 21st century Women Violence against Sex discrimination against women Sex role Religious aspects Human rights SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies. bisacsh POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights. bisacsh SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment
Topical Term: Women's rights
Women's rights
Women
Women
Sex discrimination against women
Sex role
Human rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE Women's Studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security Human Rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE Women's Studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE Human Rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE Sexual Abuse & Harassment
LCCN: 2014007266
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Jul 15, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It's nice that Carter is active and has these sentiments now, but when he was president he really flubbed the ball, although that requires thinking on the part of the American, which is usually a no-go! Carter backed off on passing the Equal Rights Amendment; he overturned federal regulations against usury, with predictably disastrous results! [Still happening today, LEGALLY, thanks to you know who!] Was the president who pushed for deregulation - - the trucking and airlines industries. And his presidential directive and actions led to the destabilization of a once secular country called Afghanistan, again with predictably disastrous results! [The First Daughter, Amy Carter, should be respected and admired for her great integrity, the complete opposite of Chelsea Clinton.]

Jun 25, 2014
  • Diell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a necessary and fascinating read, it will confirm but still surprise you. The facts and figures are there, BUT DON'T LET THAT HOLD YOU BACK, IT IS AN EASY, SHORT READ, A NECESSARY READ.
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See Notice Comment. This would be a great book for youth, would be a great discussion book in our schools.

Jun 21, 2014
  • EXLIBRES rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Carters as always out in the thick of human suffering trying to help.

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Jun 25, 2014
  • Diell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 25, 2014
  • Diell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: I would love to see this book as part of the social studies curriculum or at least as a must read for youth in our schools but I expect that there would be boards and parents that would object. This would be a wonderful book for parents and children to read and discuss.

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