FW: :3/26/2004 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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'THE BONE SHOUTS AT YOU': As she works toward a doctorate in
forensic anthropology at South Africa's University of Cape Town,
Jacqui Friedling reads the pain of slavery in an 18th-century
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A glance at the winter issue of "Signs":
The worldwide problem of women's education
The lack of education for women in the developing world is a
serious problem that should concern developed nations as well,
says Emily Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the
University of Chicago.
Illiteracy severely limits a woman's ability to take part in
political and legal processes, to discuss issues with other
women on more than a face-to-face basis, to have better job
opportunities, and thus to be able to leave abusive situations,
"What is at stake in literacy is no mere skill but human dignity
itself," she writes, "and the political and social conditions
that make it possible for people to live with dignity."
Developed nations, including the United States, are not doing as
much as they should to help, she says. "The issue of women's
education is both urgent and complex," she writes, "but it has
long been the neglected poor relation of the
Educating women makes good economic sense, she says, so the
governments of developed nations and their wealthy citizens who
do business in the developing world should devote more resources
to the cause.
"Women who are educated contribute to the economic development
and the political stability of the entire region," she writes.
Besides, she says, "using part of one's profits to educate the
next generation is the decent thing to do."
The article, "Women's Education: A Global Challenge," is online
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