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SHACKLED WOMEN: Abuses of a Patriarchal World DVD
***Recommended by MC Journal: The Journal of Academic Media Librarianship.
With dowries reaching fifty percent of a family’s income, a second daughter is often called "the girl born for the burial pit." This program assesses second- and third-world abuses of women’s rights by the male establishment - and examines how female collaboration sometimes contributes to their perpetuation. Feminist Taslima Nasreen; the author of Brides Are Not for Burning; and others speak out on topics such as dowry deaths, female circumcision, the Islamic zina law, the rigors of hijab, and child prostitution. But does the banding together of women against female infanticide in Tamil Nadu spell the beginning of a women’s solidarity movement and a new world order? Some content may be objectionable.