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The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World The most up to date global perspective on how women are living today across continents and cultures In this completely revised and updated fourth edition of her groundbreaking atlas, Joni Seager provides comprehensive and accessible analysis of up to the minute global data on the key issues facing women today equality, motherhood, feminism, the culture of beauty, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, lesbian rights, women in government, and The result is an invaluable resource on the status of women around the world today


10 thoughts on “The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World

  1. Sadie Sadie says:

    This literally gave me all the feels It s stunning, beautiful, informative, entertaining, smart, sad, frightening and downright scary all at once Basically, this book contains lots of wonderfully illustrated infographics on women s live all over the world But it s so muchthan pretty diagrams only The various chapters such as Health , Birthrights , Work and Poverty look deeply into certain issues Men are a big part of this book, too, often in contrast to women s conditions Mor This literally gave me all the feels It s stunning, beautiful, informative, entertaining, smart, sad, frightening and downright scary all at once Basically, this book contains lots of wonderfully illustrated infographics on women s live all over the world But it s so muchthan pretty diagrams only The various chapters such as Health , Birthrights , Work and Poverty look deeply into certain issues Men are a big part of this book, too, often in contrast to women s conditions Moreover, it s a work on general urgent problems such as discrimination, globalisation, climate change, migration, concerning both men and women seriously, there is so muchin here than I d thought Plus, it s highly intersectional Most topics don t regard women as one fixed group only but go into details by comparing classes, ethnicities, sexuality, age, living conditions urban vs rural , wealth and so on Highly inspiring.I learned a lot reading this, waythan I d hoped for Some things were astonishing in a positive way like the fact I mentioned in an update, on France being the first country legalising homosexuality as early as 1791 , some were very scary and sad like the marry your rapist laws Some countries offer the rapist to go scot free if he marries his victim THERE ARE NO WORDS the fact that 17 of the U.S states do not have a legal minimum age of marriage, which means Afghanistan has a tougher law on child marriage than parts of the United States One argument why the legal age of marriage should remain low not defined is that otherwise, it would increase the number of children born out of wedlock due to so many teenage pregnancies Way to solve that problem, jeez I d invest in , better and earlier sex ed, but what do I know the fact that each CEO of the 5 largest fashion brands earn money within 4 days than an average women working in a Bangaldesh garnment factory earns in her lifetime.Overall a higly enjoyable and highly recommended read with lots of information to think and talk about I feel like I read half the book out loud to my partner because I had to share Plus, it s also very beautiful a win on all accounts.Note I read the most recent pub October 2018 , revised 5th edition of this wonderful publication


  2. Emma Emma says:

    I loved this book because it taught me SO much that I didn t know I have been very into the idea of gender equality my whole life, but I never knew how bad it was in some places This encouraged me to stand up for women s rights even


  3. Erin Towner Erin Towner says:

    I.loved.this.book The data was presented beautifully and it s nice to see data just on women s issues I feel like I have a better understanding of things that affect gender equity worldwide I especially enjoyed the data showing gender equity s connection to the HIV epidemic in Africa it validated feelings I had about the subpar training on this issue I received as a Peace Corps volunteer.


  4. Monique Monique says:

    The information supplied along with the maps are remarkable The reader will instantly be able to see how women rate globally on issues that confront all females The topics reach the gamut health, domestic violence, work, contraception, families, birthrights, body politics, higher education, poverty, and women in government, feminist organizing, and manyEven though the data is a tad dated the alarming disproportionate statistics between men and women rich and poor and educated and no The information supplied along with the maps are remarkable The reader will instantly be able to see how women rate globally on issues that confront all females The topics reach the gamut health, domestic violence, work, contraception, families, birthrights, body politics, higher education, poverty, and women in government, feminist organizing, and manyEven though the data is a tad dated the alarming disproportionate statistics between men and women rich and poor and educated and non educated should wake you up and have you shouting for revolution


  5. Mariam Abood Mariam Abood says:

    This book was absolutely phenomenal, such a good follow up from its predecessor I loved the fact that new sections were added because that tells me that Joni Seager listens to her critics I personally thought this book was absolutely flawless, a real eye opener, 5 deserved stars One kickass factual book for feminists.


  6. Gemini Gemini says:

    There are so many thing going on w this book it makes you want to scream Literally scream I was very moved by all the different components of this book how the stats are laid out You can t help but be mortified by the things that happen all over the globe that most people don t even think twice about It s simply horrifying to see some of these disparities how certain regions of the world are worse than others It really makes you wonder how women even have a chance really, hurdle after There are so many thing going on w this book it makes you want to scream Literally scream I was very moved by all the different components of this book how the stats are laid out You can t help but be mortified by the things that happen all over the globe that most people don t even think twice about It s simply horrifying to see some of these disparities how certain regions of the world are worse than others It really makes you wonder how women even have a chance really, hurdle after hurdle, brick wall after brick wall But as many have, women persevere the best way they can It is awful to read about the atrocities that happen how gov t sit idly by like if it s normal to let these things happen Certain developed countries aren t much better in some of these topics it makes your skin crawl Yes, I am looking at you USA, get w the program already cause you re lagging behind The illustrations in this book are fantastic, really a great way to be able to put the numbers in a way that can easily speak to the reader I would say the one issue is they really need to use the color pallette a bit better as dark on dark or light on light makes it harder to see these things since it gets washed out If you re going to do something where you have a gradient for a chart make itpronounced since the dark green really dark green aren t really discernable then trying to figure out what countries do whatconfusing.This book should be part of the curriculum in every school so everyone can understand the importance of what all these women s issues are doing to the world when they don t get taken seriously Tearing down women in all aspects of their lives from the rural farm to the corporate office is horrible All the issues that women face are everyone s problem should really be addressed globally It s sickening that men are the ones behind most of these problems continue to do nothing so the vicious cycle repeats itself decade after decade It needs to stop Go get this book for someone you know so they can be enlightened if you re an educator, make it part of class


  7. Jess (PassportsandPaperbacks) Jess (PassportsandPaperbacks) says:

    I enjoyed this it was incredibly interesting to look at the huge number of areas where men and women differ, but I felt that a lot was missing due to it being solidly about statistics Some parts were explained which was useful, but overall I felt it was lacking It could have done with maybe covering less and explaining each section , or being a longer book and having sections of explanation for each statistic.I also felt that if you are going to do a statistics based book, the countries I enjoyed this it was incredibly interesting to look at the huge number of areas where men and women differ, but I felt that a lot was missing due to it being solidly about statistics Some parts were explained which was useful, but overall I felt it was lacking It could have done with maybe covering less and explaining each section , or being a longer book and having sections of explanation for each statistic.I also felt that if you are going to do a statistics based book, the countries shown need to be consistent I regularly found myself wondering how other countries which were spoken about previously fared on the current subject I know you can t gather the data for everything and there are always going to be blanks, but it felt strange to not even acknowledge the differences


  8. kaylasbookishlife kaylasbookishlife says:

    The Women s Atlas by Joni Seager is a collection of charts and maps depicting statistics about women from health to government involvement, work to education and so much ..It was so fascinating to learnabout women around the world It was obvious to see where improvements have been made and where we need to seeThe graphics were really cool and easy to readI found it really interesting how many countries the West tends to view as backwards are actually further ahead in man The Women s Atlas by Joni Seager is a collection of charts and maps depicting statistics about women from health to government involvement, work to education and so much ..It was so fascinating to learnabout women around the world It was obvious to see where improvements have been made and where we need to seeThe graphics were really cool and easy to readI found it really interesting how many countries the West tends to view as backwards are actually further ahead in many areas concerning women then we in the West are I know personally, I found it absolutely ridiculous that Canada has no national legislation on making sure that a percentage of our government is filled by women but several countries most would consider behind have actual legislation


  9. Anneke Alnatour Anneke Alnatour says:

    There are some interesting facts in here, and I think the book does a great job at showing the different realities and facts for women around the world, but it is definitely not complete, nor does it offer anythingthan that Also, numbers are not always everything, and while that is of course something that is difficult to cover in a book like this, the numbers do not tell the full story so the full reality facts thingy is then once again up in the air Nice for those who are interested There are some interesting facts in here, and I think the book does a great job at showing the different realities and facts for women around the world, but it is definitely not complete, nor does it offer anythingthan that Also, numbers are not always everything, and while that is of course something that is difficult to cover in a book like this, the numbers do not tell the full story so the full reality facts thingy is then once again up in the air Nice for those who are interested in it, it definitely isn t bad, but the perfect book on this topic just doesn t exist IMO this is project doomed to fail


  10. Elizabeth Seals Elizabeth Seals says:

    This book explores the differences between women and men throughout the entire world It investigates sections over Health, Property, Education and many other topics Not only do they compare and contrast women and men, they are compare socioeconomic status I thought it was a very interesting look into things I had not thought about before, such as dowry deaths I would certainly be excited to look at a revised edition in a few years to see if any of the statistics had changed


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