What makes this issue a feminist issue

Write an essay on any one (1) topic from the list of three (3) topics listed below using a transnational feminist lens.  The primary focus of Essay #1 is how the topic you choose is a transnational feminist health issue.   There must be an analysis of race, sexuality, gender, class, and nationality.  Discuss how your chosen topic fits with other concerns discussed in the class so far.

The topics:

1. The Helms Amendment

2. The Global Gag Rule

3. The Population Bomb and Population Control in India

Guiding Questions:

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· For your chosen topic, what does that phrase refers to?

· What is the involvement of the United States in your chose topic?

· What makes your topic a transnational feminist health issue? This focus is crucial for this essay.

· Which organization/s are working to repeal your topic?

· What are some of the latest debates regarding your topic?

· What makes this issue a feminist issue?

Remember you are writing an essay and not necessarily answering a set of questions. The questions I have given are to be treated as a framework for your essay. In order to get full points, you must write clearly.  It should follow nicely from one paragraph to the other.

Essay #1 Requirements

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· Your essay should be 3 – 4 pages (6 – 8 paragraphs) 12-point font, double-spaced.

· Your essay should have a title that reflects the topic of the essay.

· Use at least 3 sources. You can use journalistic and academic sources Documentary films can be used as well. But do not use Wikipedia.

· The paper must be thoroughly edited for grammatical mistakes. I will be deducting points if your essay is not free of grammatical and editorial mistakes.

ESSAY# 2  (Worth 98 points)

The goal of this essay is to evaluate your overall understanding and appreciation of the course topics and reading materials.

Content

Write a reflection essay on one topic or theme this semester related to transnational feminist health issues that

· was new to you or eye-opening

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· provided you with a fresh perspective or challenged your previous knowledge on a topic you might have already known a little bit about before this course

Guiding Questions:

· What course topic did you select?

· What about the topic was new to you OR what additional knowledge did you gain in this class which changed your previous understanding of the topic?

· What makes this topic a feminist issue?

Remember you are writing an essay and not necessarily answering a set of questions. The questions I have given are to be treated as a framework for your essay. In order to get full points, you must write clearly.  It should follow nicely from one paragraph to the other. You do not have to do any additional reading for this answer. You can use any number of reading/viewing materials from this course for this answer

Essay #2 Requirements

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· Your essay should be 3 – 4 pages (6 – 8 paragraphs) 12-point font, double-spaced.

· Your essay should have a title that reflects the topic of the essay.

· The paper must be thoroughly edited for grammatical mistakes. I will be deducting points if your essay is not free of grammatical and editorial mistakes.