Thursday, July 19, 2012
Dr. Valerie Hudson is professor of Political Science at BYU and director of the WomanSTATS project.
Hudson's research into international family law and the global status of women confirms that the health and wellness of women in a nation-state will predict the stability of the economy and state security.
How does this connect to Fascinating Womanhood? One of the arguments about Helen's ideas is whether or not she promotes gender equality. With Helen's call for a return to previous standards of femininity and sexual division of labor, is she helping women regain the respect and protection they lost via the Second Wave of Feminism? Or is she asking women to give up legal, social, and ethical gains they've made because of Second Wave Feminism?
And how does that affect our society?
You can read this article in Foreign Policy about Dr. Hudson's new monograph, Sex and World Peace.