Colonialism involves the physical act of organising colonies or territory in another country. Imperialism refers to spreading political and economic influence. To make it easier, you can think of colonialism as the practice and imperialism as the idea that drives that practice.
Education is one of them. According to UIS data, there are almost 260 million children and young people that are out of school. At lower and upper secondary level, there are actually fewer boys in school than girls. The overall numbers are almost identical. 132 million girls are out of education and 132 million boys are out of education.
Cultural relativism is the ability to understand a culture on its own terms, making judgements measured by the standards of their culture. Cultural relativism understands that the moral and ethical systems of one culture are different from another. This means that no system is inherently better because each system functions to its own moral standards.
The J-Curve theory states that revolutions are almost inevitable when long periods of social and economic development are countered by sharp reversals and depreciation. Consistent development leads to the psychological expectation that development will continue. However, when there is a sharp decline, society sees an intolerable gap between their expectations and their reality.
Cultural imperialism is a method dominant countries use to take power over other countries. They redefine the entire culture of a country to look like their own. They use education, language and social norms to do so.
The term “violence against women” might actually be stopping us from solving the issue. We should be holding men accountable for causing the issue but we’re only focusing on women as the victims. We can’t solve the problem if we don’t point it out.
Intersectional feminism describes total inclusivity within feminism. This considers the differences in women’s identities and how that can strengthen women’s oppression. Race, ability, class, religion, sexual orientation and more play a huge role in the oppression of women.