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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America? | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.
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No, that didn't say SEXIEST!  

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China's one-child policy creates massive gender imbalance

The Chinese government says its so-called "one-child policy" has succeeded in reining in its population. But more than three decades after the policy's imple...

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Christina Dadaian's comment, July 5, 2013 4:13 PM
They'll have to balance out eventually. Either that or have the entire population suffer. It may take time but I imagine that things will correct themselves before it's too late.
Brooklyn McKenzie's comment, August 2, 2013 12:14 PM
It's kind of sad. I hope that those four brothers will some day find the love of their life. It must be pretty sad to see happy couples when you're single. Maybe one day things will even out.
Shelby Porter's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:28 PM

This video gives a summary of the extreme consequences the "one-child policy" China has set in place. There are so many more men than women now, many are left to be bachelors for life. Many Chinese women are moving into the city looking for a rich and powerful man, and they succeed because there men are eager to marry. The Chinese have always had a preference for male children over female children. Now that the difference in population in so high, the government has made it illegal for doctors to tell parents the sex of their child before birth. This is a great example of the different kinds of culture that exist on the other side of the world. 

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Fake boyfriends to rent for Chinese New Year

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Chinese women turn to hiring 'fake boyfriends' to make the holidays more bearable.
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One part of the largest human migration event on the planet that takes place during Chinese New Year is for millions of Chinese to go "home" for the holiday to see their families.  For young women, the parents are hopeful that their daughters have found a potential husband.  For those who don't have that special someone yet, they can rent a fake boyfriend to take with them to meet the folks. 

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China's Lost Girls

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Join Lisa Ling as she explores the complex and emotional issues surrounding China's one child policy. Watch free movies and documentaries at SnagFilms.
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Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Mohammed

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"Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed, who was born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 570 AD. His birthday is marked in way ways is different Muslim countries."  


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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:50 PM

Muslims rejoice, celebrate and honor Mohammed around the world on his birthday. These photos not only represent the celebrations of Mohammed but mark his lasting legacy and influence as an Islamic Prophet.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:53 PM

It is nice to see a depiction of the celebrations and happiness of Muslims instead of just violence by radicals. Muslims are frequently misrepresented by the heavy news coverage of the tiny amount of evildoers. It would be like depicting all of the US as Klan members.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:52 PM

Women and Men in some Islamic countries live entirely different lives in regards to their geographic spheres. The women dominate the private sphere, they are sheltered from the public sphere. Their architecture reflects that fact. Windows and balconies are constructed so people can see out but not see in from the street. Homes are built so the houses across from one another are not lined up with the front doors directly across from one another. Streets are winding and made so the homes are extremely private. This reflects society in regards to how people view gender. Females are kept out of the public sphere and when they do venture out into the streets, they are encouraged to have a male escorting them. This image above shows the balcony as a barrier keeping females "protected" from the public sphere.

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Mapping India's Rape Problem

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In the wake of the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, a look at the country through rape statistics.
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While some downplay that certain regions of the country are more dangerous for women than others, the more traditional north has a substantially larger number of cases than in the more modern south. 

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Michael Crumpton's comment, February 20, 2013 2:36 PM
Its quite interesting considering the north was heavily occupied and influenced by the British and so i would expect the exact opposite. On the other hand, if you look at the DRC...
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Female Leader May Not Be Enough To Change Male-Dominated South Korea : NPR

Female Leader May Not Be Enough To Change Male-Dominated South Korea : NPR | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The final polls ahead of South Korea's presidential election show Park Geun-hye with a narrow lead over her opponent, and poised to be the first female leader of a country where, until quite recently, men monopolized politics.
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Listen to this story about South Korea  - who still may have gender issues even if they elect their first female president this month.

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5 Ideas That Are Changing the World: The Case For Optimism

5 Ideas That Are Changing the World: The Case For Optimism | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
From technology to equality, five ways the world is getting better all the time...

 

This article by former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, outlines numerous ways that globalization can improve world, especially in developing regions.  He uses examples from around the world and includes numerous geographic themes. 

 

Technology-Phones mean freedom Health-Healthy communities prosper Economy-Green energy equals good business Equality-Women rule Justice-The fight for the future is now

 

Tags: technology, medical, economic, gender, class, globalization, development, worldwide.   


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