CGDS Posts Outstanding Student Paper on Early Twentieth-Century Comparative Feminist Documents CGDS Posts Outstanding Student Paper on Early Twentieth-Century Comparative Feminist Documents

Ms. Riyam Wahbi M. Noori, AUIS major in International Studies and minor in Business Management, completed her paper, “Women’s Suffering and Women’s Rights” for the summer 2020 CIV 204 class, taught by Dr. Lynn Rose, CGDS Deputy Director and Professor in the Social Sciences. Ms. Riyam summarized, discussed, and compared and contrasted primary sources about early twentieth century feminism. Ms. Riyam says that “in this course, I learned the history of women, and what they struggled with in the Middle East, the United States, and other western countries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The primary sources included Qasim Amin’s 1899 The Liberation of Women, a 1936 essay by Ruth Woodsmall, a poem by Jameel al Zahawi, a speech by Susan B. Anthony, portions of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, and letters from 1928 collected by Margaret Sanger. The paper is posted on the CGDS website, in “Student Accomplishments,” under the Education tab. We at CGDS congratulate Ms. Riyam for her excellent work.

Link to the paper 

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