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Relates to AP Human Geography Unit 3: Culture
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Minnesota Just Elected The Country's First Somali-American Muslim Woman Legislator

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The former refugee will serve in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
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The Best Countries to Be a Woman -- and the Worst

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Hint: India is last among the G20 and the United States didn't crack the top five in the latest survey to reflect poorly on the situation of American women.

 

A poll of 370 gender experts yielded some interesting results that reflect the local cultural, economic, political and developmental geographies.  Beyond using the lists of best and worst countries (since the rankings are still based on rather subjective criteria), students can come up with their most important factors in evaluating gender equity and evaluate the countries based on their own evaluations. 


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‘Why Should Boys Have All the Fun?’

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Rather than focusing on how to make cities safe at any hour for citizens of both genders, the official response has been to curtail women's access to public areas deemed sensitive by authorities.

 

This is an interesting topic to use to debate urban policies and planning issues.  What leads to a safer city for women?  How does the creation of zones not safe for women impact the city long-term?  Think about scale: Is what is best for the city policy what is best for the individual? 


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Kim Vignale's comment, July 16, 2012 10:10 PM
Women in India are outraged due to the decisions the officials have made. Instead of solving the problem fairly, they are covering up the issue. Women are viewed as inferior in many developing countries. The government is enforcing the law by taking the women's freedom away; they aren't allowed in a pub after 8pm. If the law was fair and practical, officials would enforce strict laws on rape and assault and reiterate the seriousness of the crime and consequences.
Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 13, 2014 6:57 PM

Public spaces in India are incredibly male-dominated, leading to problems with women's safety. Sexual harassment, molestation, and rape are becoming incredibly common, yet government officials refuse to address this problem. Instead of addressing the issue of male dominated spaces, officials are telling women to avoid public places. Blaming the women for the fact that they are getting attacked is a common occurrence in the world, and so far India is furthering the issue. Also, city infrastructure could be overhauled in order to light dark alleys and create larger open areas where women feel more comfortable. 

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Gender: The Shocking Truth

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"In the poorest regions of the world, girls are among the most disadvantaged people on the planet.

 

---One billion people live in extreme poverty—70% are women and girls.67 million children worldwide don’t go to school, over half are girls.

---One extra year of primary school can mean 10-20% higher wages for a girl.

---When a girl in the developing world stays in school for seven or more years, she’ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children."

 

This site links to the "Because I Am a Girl" initiative which is designed to break the cycle of poverty and strengthen communities.  http://www.planusa.org/becauseiamagirl/ ;


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Gendered Survival Guides for Kids

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Many items are marketed specifically for boys or girls.  Boys are given rugged survival skills, while the girl's guide suggests tips of social interactions.  How is this a result of cultural patterns and processes?  How does this form of gendered marketing produce cultural patterns and processed? 


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Jesse Gauthier's comment, September 11, 2012 9:40 PM
This looks like an ad for kids’ adventure books from the mid 1900's conservative era. We each have our own genetic roles as males and females, but this is saying to society that girls can't do activities with the boys and vice versa.
Nicholas Rose's comment, September 13, 2012 10:09 AM
I have to agree because of the fact that males and females are different when it comes to likes and dislikes.
Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:03 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes (Gender)

     The two book covers show the social divide present between girls and boys even in today's modern culture. It implies that girls can't do as many rough adventures as boys can. The books say that girls need to worry more about their social life and boys need to worry more about their strength and toughness. 

     I think that the world can't approach any huge gender problems until they can address the problems that are present in everyday kid's lives. If kids are taught these social divides between gender as a cultural norm as young kids then they will never be able to fix the problem. Books, tshirts, and the everyday things in kids lives need to change so that they don't encourage a difference between boys and girls. Until this happens there is no chance for women and men to be equal in our world.