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Latest items for DMW-PRACTICE-1

Nov. 8, 2017, noon
Countries: Mexico
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Machismo has long been widespread in Mexican society. Male entitlement — reflected in telenovelas, movies, work settings, families and romantic relationships — has been tolerated, even celebrated" (para 1). "Gendes, a research and advocacy group in Mexico City that seeks to improve male behavior through counseling, education and public awareness campaigns, is trying to [confront the entrenched ideas fueling machismo]" (para 6). "The free therapy, given three times a week, seeks to question and address the cultural beliefs that lie at the heart of machismo, said Antonio Vargas, director and founder of Gendes, which is privately funded" (para 12). "In an interview later, Jorge said he had been working hard ...more
Nov. 3, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Virginity is highly prized in conservative Afghan society, seen as a symbol of modesty and family pride. Girls who are deemed to have had sex before marriage face public shame, divorce and even death" (para 6).
Nov. 1, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For second-wave feminists like Ms. Guilbault, the memory of a powerful Roman Catholic Church that pushed Quebec women to stay home, produce the country’s highest birthrate and be excluded from public life is still potent" (para 19).
Oct. 16, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Japan’s traditional family structure and the general acceptance of men as breadwinners and women as loving mothers has made young people apprehensive to get married and start families" (5).
Oct. 10, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"That would affect major British retailers like Asda, the supermarket chain, which ran a television commercial that shows a mother bearing the bulk of the work — carrying groceries, cooking and setting up a Christmas tree — while the father is either passive or absent. The ad ended with the slogan, 'Behind every great Christmas, there’s mum'" (para 12).
Oct. 6, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"These women are caught between modern cultures that propagate equal rights for men and women and traditional Ghanaian beliefs based on male dominance" (para 12).
Oct. 4, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"I forgot, for a second, that as a woman unless you can have children, your education, career, and marriage are considered meaningless. I was not prepared for feeling that in the eyes of my community, my only worth as a woman is to bear children in the end"(para 2)."Even though I had support from my husband and my in-laws, there was always someone reminding me that my marriage had no meaning without children. There was always someone giving me that look of pity. There was always someone bringing up her topic of pregnancy time and again in front of me; perhaps, wanting either to stimulate my motherly instincts or make ...more
Sept. 29, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Countries: China

"'I used to see my husband as superior to me, but now I know we are equals,’ Jing Xiufang, the leader of a local grassroots women’s organization, said, 'and women have the right to pursue their own goals and work'"(para 1)
Sept. 26, 2017, 7:45 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"But so deep remains the cultural bias against working women, and especially working mothers, that some young commentators now mention Germany’s 'gender issue' in the same breath as America’s 'race issue' — a piece of historic baggage that has never been fully addressed, elusive and omnipresent at the same time, a sort of national elephant in the room" (para 16). "'We get no respect from society as working women,' said Angelika Huber-Strasser, a managing partner for KPMG Germany and a mother of three. 'They call us raven mothers,' after the black bird (also unfairly) accused of pushing its young out of the nest. There is a feeling of damned if ...more
Sept. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"'Upper caste men make fun of us. They think our lives don't matter because we are daughters of poor families. They always look at us with lustful eyes'"(para 8). This statement was made by Seema, age 25 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Sept. 11, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Afghan women’s entrance into adulthood is not acknowledged, in part because female sexuality remains off-limits. Girls and teens are scared as changes occur in their bodies. They are ignorant and confused about how to cope. Unspoken expectations also haunt them. They must stop being children, and begin behaving like adults. For females, this means being submissive and acting with humility, especially towards men" (para 4).
Sept. 8, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"She pegs the lack of willingness [of men] to share the burden of contraception on a misplaced sense of masculinity" (para 5). "'For men, concerns of losing sexual potency and physical vigour make them unwilling to discuss vasectomy,' says Harish Chandra Reddy, health official in Ranga Reddy district" (para 8). "In rural India, women are against their husbands undergoing vasectomies fearing it may rob the family of its means of earnings and cast aspersions on them should pregnancy ensue after vasectomy" (para 12).
Sept. 1, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“Women are sold the lie that in order to enter paradise they must be veiled and obey men, says Zioual. ‘Most Moroccan women … depend on their husband so they tend to obey this culture that tells them not to ask for anything, whether it is schools, hospitals or roads. They are told if they are you are calm and placid they will go to paradise’” (para 26).
Aug. 31, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"81% of girls said they preferred men that were five years older, as they associated their age with greater life experience, responsibility, sexual experience and economic independence. On the other hand, 39% of men said they preferred girls under the age of 18 because they found them more 'obedient' and 'adaptable'" (para 6-7). "Girls in the Dominican Republic grow up learning that marriage and motherhood is how you gain respect in society. They expect to marry, and believe that their role is to serve their husbands. Many girls saw marriage as a form of emancipation and a way into adulthood" (para 10).
Aug. 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"For Hindus, marriage is full of rituals. The first of these symbolizes her future as a married woman. Beezly grimaces as the bangles are forced over her wrist – binding her to her future husband – forever. Then, Beezly’s school uniform is traded in for her first sari. This marks her as a woman, even though she’s just a young girl. The last step is to unbraid her hair and tie it in a traditional knot – the symbol of a Bengali bride. Her transformation is complete" (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 2:55 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "She’s playing the role that’s expected of her in ...more
Aug. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"One factor that could significantly impact GDP is the restructuring of the division of labor in the country’s unpaid care economy. According to the Asian Development Bank, 'women spend twice as much time on household work and four times more on childcare' – neither of which is accounted for in the calculation of GDP. Likewise, women’s overrepresentation in subsistence work inhibits their ability to contribute significantly to GDP"(para 5)
Aug. 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“Buddhist-majority Burma is a socially conservative country, where gender stereotypes are deeply entrenched and sex remains a taboo topic. The Burmese language has no word for female genitalia and any garments worn on a woman's lower half are considered unclean, meaning they must be washed separately from men's clothes” (para 6-7).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“From a very young age, girls in some regions are raised to perform traditional gender roles as mothers, wives and caregivers. As a result, they often have limited economic value to the household, except the bride price they bring when they marry. Boys, on the other hand are seen as an investment in the family’s future” (para 6).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"In the Maasai community, as soon as a girl undergoes circumcision, she is considered a woman and, typically, no longer has to listen to her parents. She is now ready for marriage, no matter her age. As she is now a woman, she is also expected to leave school, which leads to fewer opportunities for girls and creates major barriers to gender equity"(para 9)."The ceremony takes four days. On the final day, the girls line up and sing traditional songs at sunrise. The rite ends with the girls walking through a ceremonial arch formed by tribal elders as the surrounding community welcomes them as women. Elderly women who formerly performed ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal

At 0:23 the son says his mother takes care of the children as well as the household (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"TBILISI, Georgia – The camera zooms in, panning across a marble mantle covered with family photos of three young boys and their happy, smiling parents, then stops on what studies have shown is a statistically uncommon sight in Georgia: A father – in this case Zviad Kvaratskhelia, best-selling author and publisher – sitting in his living room, spending the day alone with his kids – Nikoloz, age 5, Demetre, 3, and Alexandre, 1"(para 1)."'I had never spent time alone with my kids before. They found it bizarre at first to see me changing diapers and cooking for them,' says Zviad. 'But we mustn’t take our families for granted. We must ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: India

"In every field my parents are different from others. Some people think that girls should not play and that they are meant merely to carry out kitchen duties". This statement was made at 1:38 by a 14 year old girl Saima (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Countries: Belgium, Nepal
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The education of mothers or parents has also been linked to their children eating more nutritious and diverse diets: see, for example, Khanal et al. (2013) on Nepalese infants or Vereecken et al. (2004) on Flemish preschoolers"(59). This could possibly be due to mothers doing the meal preparation (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Public campaigns and education, including the large-scale training of women in the preparation of traditional low-fat, high-vegetable meals, has led to Korean diets that resulted in the consumption of more of these meals than might be predicted, given the country’s relatively high average incomes"(14).As the campaign focused on women, it is probable that women are usually primarily responsible for meal preparation (ENB-Coder Comment)
Aug. 7, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"According to one critic, for example, Japan’s 'gendered status quo' continues to 'allocate productive roles to men and reproductive roles to women.' Consequently, despite having one of the most liberal paid parental leave policies worldwide, only 2 percent of fathers take any of their leave, leaving the burden of childcare to fall on the mother. Perhaps not surprisingly then, 68 percent of mothers in Japan quit their jobs upon marriage or childbirth. Among the women that do remain economically active, the majority seek part-time or irregular employment"(para 5)
Aug. 3, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"Intensive Qur’anic studies are just one element in the strict curriculum of this all-girls boarding school in Bishkek. It’s meant to prepare each of these girls to be married to a Muslim man" (1). This is a quote by the narrator at :02 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "'We admit girls who have completed nine years of [primary] schooling. So they get a special education here. We teach them religion, tailoring, and cooking skills'" (1). This is a quote from the executive secretary of a boarding school designed to prepare girls to marry Muslim men at :14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "'Their husbands later say that they cook well. They are ...more
July 31, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Georgia

"After marriage, many of these girls stop going to school because it is thought that education isn’t needed for someone whose primary duties in life include bearing children and keeping house" (para 3).
July 26, 2017, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"One the one hand, there are social drivers like the male-dominated atmosphere in Turkey where girls and women are only seen as wife and mothers" (para 4). "After one of the awareness-meetings, a woman said: 'We used to believe that we came into the world to give birth, cook, wait for our husbands at home, wait for them to give us money and we thought it's our destiny. But from today on, I won't believe that that is true'" (para 9).
July 19, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"He explained that when girls become fertile, they receive a traditional education on topics including marriage, sex and how to take care of their husbands once they get married" (para 13).
June 29, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

"A girl's eagerness to tolerate pain is also seen as an indication of her emotional maturity and willingness to bear children, Mr Lafforgue said after spending time with the tribe" (para 8).