This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women.
Author: Choo WaiHong
Publisher: Tauris Parke
In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the "Kingdom of Women," where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the "Kingdom of Women," where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live completely independently of husbands, fathers and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in Mosuo tradition--that of "walking marriage," where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none.
Reclaiming Eve sets the record straight, encouraging women of all ages to live out their identity and calling in Christ.
Author: Suzanne Burden
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
With razor-sharp theology and personal stories that reveal the potential of every woman, the authors of Reclaiming Eve unleash women of all ages to live out of their identity and calling in Christ. As we open Scripture together, women of all ages will discover the power of serving alongside their brothers, as full partners in God's Kingdom work. This resource will help you lead your group through thought-provoking video content and discussion questions. Included are a facilitator's guide and the following videos: Introduction 1. Identity: Created in the Image of God 2. Alliance: When Adam and Ezer Unite 3. Sisterhood: Loving One Another 4. Wholeness: The Woman as Overcomer 5. Healing: Restored in Community 6. Growth: The Thriving Sister 7. Restored: The Serving Woman
In these essays, Andrea Schwartz explores how Christ's absolute authority, the protection of the trustee family, the justice of God's law in abuse cases, and the careful study of Scripture liberates and empowers the Christian woman to take ...
Author: Andrea G. Schwartz
Publisher: Chalcedon Foundation
Reviving the Force of Biblical Womanhood Strong women are integral to building a godly culture. However, many Christian circles are riddled with unsound doctrines, humanistic stereotypes, and hidden abuses that cripple the influence of women in their homes, churches, and communities. In these essays, Andrea Schwartz explores how Christ's absolute authority, the protection of the trustee family, the justice of God's law in abuse cases, and the careful study of Scripture liberates and empowers the Christian woman to take her vital place in the cause of Christ's Great Commission.
The first book to situate the Saudi woman in a broader cultural context, this text explores a variety of themes, historical developments, and social taboos.
Author: Hend T. Al-Sudairy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
The first book to situate the Saudi woman in a broader cultural context, this text explores a variety of themes, historical developments, and social taboos. It also investigates a wide range of writing by Saudi women, beginning with the first attempt by a woman to write for the public in the middle of the twentieth century up to the peak of the Saudi woman’s literary production in this millennium. It is also concerned with the Saudi woman’s social, economic, and religious contributions, making it possible for the reader to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the reality of Saudi women through studying and connecting the Saudi woman’s past with her present. As such, this book represents a major contribution to the study of women in the Middle East, and offers a unique contrast between fictional presentation and lived experience.
In many ways, to her all men are one and the same . . . In this rich novel El-Saadawi dares anew to confront major issues and questions surrounding a woman's role and position in a repressive, patriarchal order.
Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī
Publisher: Al Saqi
Category: Literary Criticism
A woman disappears without a trace. The police commissioner investigating the case enquires: was she of dubious morals, was she the rebellious sort? Nobody understands how a woman could simply walk away from it all, leaving husband and home behind. After all, in the 'kingdom of oil' where 'His Majesty' reigns supreme, no woman has ever dared disobey the command of men. When she finally reappears there is a blurring of the distinctions between the men in her life. She leaves one to become the wife of another, and when she eventually returns to her first husband, she finds he has taken a new wife. In many ways, to her all men are one and the same . . . In this rich novel El-Saadawi dares anew to confront major issues and questions surrounding a woman's role and position in a repressive, patriarchal order.
There is no reason to believe, nor any indication to suggest, that others or any woman was ever called to serve as such in the house of the Lord. A Spiritual
priesthood. But it was not only the tribe of Levi that was called a “kingdom of
Author: Jan Voerman
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
Can you understand algebra if you have never learned basic addition? Can you write a book if you have never constructed a simple sentence? In order to understand complex things, we must go back to the beginning and learn the basics. The same principle can be applied to our understanding of biblical truths. When looking at the complex issue of women’s ordination, it is important to examine the beginning of God’s Word. Pastor Jan Voerman’s analysis of the Genesis account of Creation and the fall of Adam and Eve more than strengthens an unpopular argument for the restoration of the traditional roles of men and women in society. In addition to studying the Old and New Testaments in regards to this topic, Pastor Voerman also draws from the writings of the early church fathers and Ellen G. White. The Ordination of Women: The Priesthood of All Believers and Other Aspects presents a surprisingly refreshing outlook on a complex subject that encourages readers to return to their biblical roots as “people of the book.”
By the mid-1920s she was the dominant American woman player. In 1924
Collette won fifty-nine out of sixty matches. She did it in fine style; she was a truly
long hitter and fierce competitor. Because a player like Collette could emerge
from the ...
Author: Richard J. Moss
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
For golf’s true enthusiasts, the game is far more—and far more complex—than a simple hobby, commodity, or slice of the sports industry. It is a physical and mental place to be, a community. It has a history, a hierarchy, laws, a language, and a literature. And in Richard J. Moss, it has a chronicler. From its beginnings in the northeastern United States in the 1880s, golf has seen its popularity, and its fortunes, wax and wane, affected by politics and economics, reflecting tensions between aristocratic and democratic impulses. The Kingdom of Golf in America traces these ups and downs, ins and outs, in the growth of golf as a community. Moss describes the development of the private club and public course and the impact of wealth and the consumer culture on those who play golf and those who watch. He shows that factors like race, gender, technology, suburbanization, and the transformation of the South that shaped the nation also shaped golf. The result is a unique, and uniquely entertaining, work of cultural history that shows us golf as a community whose story resonates far beyond the confines of the course. Purchase the audio edition.
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Branch of Foreign Labor MonographsPublish On: 1968
1910 Act to prohibit night work for women in tailoring and dressmaking
establishments . 1912 Act to prohibit employment of young people under a
certain age in industry ( made effective 1919 by an ILO Convention ) ; regulates
employment of ...
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Branch of Foreign Labor Monographs
Twentieth-century Dahomeans described the women who held the position of
kpojito as the richest and most powerful women in the kingdom, who were of
common origin (sometimes said to have been slaves), but who then rose in rank (
Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This encyclopedia captures the experiences of women throughout world history and illuminates how they have influenced and been influenced by these historical, social, and demographic changes. It contains over 1,300 signed articles covering six main areas: biographies; geography and history; comparative culture and society; organizations and movements; womens and gender studies; and topics in world history.
Women. and. Children. in. the. Kingdom. of. Bahrain. ANONYMOUS Introduction
Bahraini women have proved themselves in public life, are influential, and have
contributed to contemporary modernization efforts. Their participation in public ...
Author: Obi N.I. Ebbe
Publisher: CRC Press
The abuse of women and children transcends geographical boundaries as well as economic, cultural, religious, political, and social divisions. Comprised of the work of more than 20 academics and practitioners from around the world, Criminal Abuse of Women and Children documents the atrocities that have been committed against these victims from ancient to modern times. It examines the causes of such abuse and provides a global survey of what forms of abuse exist and how cases are handled in various parts of the world. International Experts Survey Patterns of Abuse Following an introduction to the historical antecedents and theoretical explanations of criminal abuse, the contributors review efforts at control and prevention. They focus on informal control mechanisms, religious intervention, and the criminal justice system, and highlighting the limitations that are inherent in these attempts. The remainder of the text consists mainly of case studies covering the various facets of abuse in numerous countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. The contributors also explore the role of community policing and supply a critical assessment of how American police practices may contribute to the continued victimization of women and children. A Call to Action to End the Scourge of Victimization A comprehensive analysis of the worldwide problem of the exploitation of women and children, the book elevates this topic to a subject worthy of academic discourse. It underlines the need for concerted global action and intervention at the national, regional, and local level.
The world envisioned by Kingdom of Women is much like today's-except that the Roman Catholic Church has allowed women to be priests; North Dakota has seceded from the United States; and women are forming vigilante groups and fighting back ...
Author: Rosalie Morales Kearns
The world envisioned by Kingdom of Women is much like today's-except that the Roman Catholic Church has allowed women to be priests; North Dakota has seceded from the United States; and women are forming vigilante groups and fighting back against their oppressors.
women into a smaller and smaller space. Feminine divinity figures declined in
religious value and cultural power as warrior civilization came to control the
village. Feminine divinity figures were even eliminated entirely in the new Father-
Author: Paul Gilk
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In the early 1970s, living in inner-city St. Louis, Paul Gilk asked his friends to explain why small farms were dying. The answers did not satisfy. Years of study followed. Through the reading of history, Gilk began to grasp the origins of both horticulture and agriculture, their blossoming into Neolithic agrarian village culture, and the impoundment of the agrarian village by bandit aristocrats at the formation of what we now call civilization. Getting a grip on the relationship between agriculture and civilization was one thing; but, as a person strongly influenced by Gospel stories, Gilk also wanted to know what the connection might be between the kingdom of God proclamation in the canonical Gospels and the peasant world from which Jesus arose. Aided in his thinking by the works of biblical scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, Gilk began to realize that the kingdom of God was both a harkening back to the peace and freedom of precivilized agrarian village and a revolutionary anticipation of a postcivilized village-mindedness organized organically on the basis of radical servanthood and radical stewardship. We are, Gilk says, entering the dawn of this Green culture simultaneously with the deepening of civilized world disaster.
Author: Mary Kavanaugh Oldham EaglePublish On: 1894
One of the most notable things said at the great congress of women in
Washington in 1888 , was the remark of the Rev . Anna Shaw ... The kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence , and the violent take it by force , " said Jesus truly . In
answer to ...
The women of the royal harem, unlike all other Siamese women, are under great
restrictions as regards their personal liberty. They are known under the name of "
forbidden women", that is, women forbidden to leave the palace. They are not ...
Kingdom. of. God. “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “No one who has left
home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God
will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, ...
Specifically chosen for women, over 1,500 Scripture promises taken from the clear, accessible New International Version Bible are sure to inspire and guide you with 130 topics that include patience, prayer, and success. Promises for Women: from the New International Version ebook is a great resource for your own personal use, as well as a perfect gift for any occasion.
Deeply offended at the woman's presumption, the Reverend Mr. Spring quietly
asked his wife and daughters to dress ... he publicly condemned luxury and
applauded the new domestic influence of women (though he insisted that women's ...
Author: Paul E. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paul Johnson and Sean Wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel. In the hands of Johnson and Wilentz, the strange tale of Matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons. Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the God of the Jews. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann (who seduced the woman-hating Prophet); and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked." None was more colorful than the Prophet himself, a bearded, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, using their money to buy an elaborate, eccentric wardrobe, and reordering their marital relations. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.
I saw, from the enumeration in 1793, that in the city ofPuebla and at Valladolid
there were junong the Indians more men than women, while among the
Spaniards or the white race there were more women than men. .The
intendancies of ...
and disgrace of it generated by wealth , idleness , and an education mainly
ornamental , form an influence which operates toward increasing the number and
proportion of such women . At the same time the necessities and incidents of ...