Womens and Gender Studeies

2450 Words Mar 31st, 2016 10 Pages
Petra Imouokhome
October 25, 2015
Gender and Human Rights
WGST3310

Part One
1.The argument that Adam Jones is making in the Gendercide and Genocide article is that gendercide- what he defines as gender-selective mass killing that is frequent/defining feature of human rights- has attracted virtually no attention at the level of both scholarship and public policy. He stresses that it has become one of the great “taboo” subjects of the contemporary age. Jones does not concentrate on either the gendercide of men or women, but he delves into both. He begins his argument by starting with the gendercide of men. Jones states that “the frequency across cultures and conflict types marks make gendercide as possibly a definitional element of
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Jones’ view is actually compatible of with the women’s human right perspective because just like the women behind the women’s rights movement are not trying to say that male rights are irrelevant, he is attempting to say the same thing. They are both on the same accord when they say that they need both the male and female perspectives to further their causes.

3. In her article Pupavac is saying that the though children’s rights have historically been understand and implemented in one way, we have to change the way that we think about children’s human rights. There are many special challenges that she brings up in the article such as the fact that the CRC recognizes children as autonomous right holder with their own rights. She points out that this is problematic because many children are not competent in these rights or they are not able to exercise them alone. In regards to how we understand rights, she first states that the process of getting a legal norm to being a cultural norm is not a direct process. I believe this to be especially true and this is something that we have heard time and time again. We know that just because a law is passed, it does not necessarily mean that it will be implemented at the rural level. Pupavac then mentions that the CRC does not recognize children’s equal capacity to vote or stand in elections and because of this, the rights of children

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