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Kurdish Men for Gender Equality - The Kurdistan Tribune

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I chose this article because of the way the court shows strong opposition to women. Their decision to punish men by having them dress up as women is not only wrong of the court to do, but also just offensive to women in general. Some men mentioned in this article decided to dress up as women in retaliation to show that women should not be ashamed of themselves. In relation to "Half the Sky," some individuals can take a bad situation and spin it to make something good out of it.

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Empowering women farmers will end hunger for 150 mln people -UN - TrustLaw

Empowering women farmers will end hunger for 150 mln people -UN - TrustLaw | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Women farmers account for about 43 pct of agricultural workers in developing countries...

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This article was interesting because it connected women in LDCs who are farmers to help others around the world. Which is taking a bad situation and trying to turn it around to create something great. In relation to "Half the Sky," this article talked about the many beneficial effects of empowering women which is basically what the Half the Sky concept was about.

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Two female county workers sue over alleged gender discrimination - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Two female county workers sue over alleged gender discrimination - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it

Two female county workers sue over alleged gender discrimination Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Two women who work as housing coordinators for Milwaukee County are suing the county for gender discrimination, claiming they're paid substantially less...


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This article was interesting because it portrayed women who recognized a problem associated with the gender gap and had the courage to follow it up with an action. Strong women mentioned in "Half the Sky" were willing to not only be brave enough to do something about gender injustice, but also continue on with it to help future generations. 

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Female Sex Workers In Developing Countries14 Times More Likely To Become Infected By HIV

Female Sex Workers In Developing Countries14 Times More Likely To Become Infected By HIV | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Female sex workers in low- and middle-income countries are nearly 14 times more likely to be infected by HIV compared to the rest of country's population, according to an analysis by researchers a (Female Sex Workers In Developing Countries14 Times...

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I chose this article because it talked about the susceptibility of females involved in sex based work to various disease but in particular HIV. Girls involved in sex trafficking in "Half the Sky" could have easily been more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases because of the lack of contraceptives that are allotted to them.  

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Empowering Women, Developing Society: Female Education in the Middle East and North Africa

While access to education for females has improved dramatically over the past few decades in the Middle East, many are still excluded. Education helps women prepare for the labor force and helps them understand their legal and reproductive rights.

Via Shelby Porter
Taylor Ferguson's insight:

This article was important because of the concentration of the education of younger girls in LDCs. Like in "Half the Sky" many Aid group made efforts to donate to schools that educated girls in hope of keeping them enrolled for a longer amount of time.

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Shelby Porter's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:26 AM

Education of women in the middle east.

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'India needs more gender-sensitized judges' - Deutsche Welle

'India needs more gender-sensitized judges' - Deutsche Welle | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
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'India needs more gender-sensitized judges'
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Our judges need to be sensitized on issues of gender justice. The entire judicial system needs to be more sensitive to crimes against women, and deliver justice on time.

 


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I chose this article because it relates to ESPNs in the political sense because the individuals in the article are fighting for more fair judgments in court which is very important in women's rights. In relation to "Half the Sky" the people in the article retaliated and tried to help women's rights much like the aid groups that helped women in the excerpt.

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Gender Bias (Still) Operates in the Workplace

Work Shouldn't Hurt!(#workplacebullying Gender Bias (Still) Operates in the Workplace http://t.co/CjbSA4sp...)...

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This is an interesting article in that it speaks to the point that even if women do succeed in making something of their life, they might still not be rewarded as much as they should. For instance, it mentioned when woman take male dominated positions they are still not given the promotion they deserve but rather chastised and given a hard time. Whereas if a male took a female dominated position they would be praised and often times rewarded more. In relation to "Half the Sky," women like Saima who took over/provided for the household (usually a male position in her country)  are contrastingly praised for coming out of their rough backgrouns and becoming something great.  So gender inequality in this sense may mostly apply to more developed countries.

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Viewing gender-specific objects influences perception of gender identity

Viewing gender-specific objects influences perception of gender identity | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Spending too much time looking at high heels may influence how a viewer perceives the gender of an androgynous face, according to new research.

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This article was interesting the sense that it provided reasoning as to why some activities/jobs are subject to either more males or more females. In relation to "Half the Sky," preconceptions of women in the mentioned gender inequality laden countries worked against the advancement of the place for women. In retaliation, some of the women made more of their lives and did not let old ideas get in the way of their life.

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Melinda Gates examines why women farmers across the continent produce less than men. - Project Syndicate

Melinda Gates examines why women farmers across the continent produce less than men. - Project Syndicate | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Agriculture offers Africa its best opportunity to turn a vicious cycle of poverty into a virtuous cycle of development. But if Africa hopes to spark an agricultural transformation, countries will first need to remove one of the main barriers holding the sector back: a pervasive gender gap in farm productivity.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
Taylor Ferguson's insight:

I chose this article because it relates to not only gender gap issues but also HEI. Women in this article, who live in Africa (a LDC) make most of their money through farming, which is how they interact with the environment. In relation to "Half the Sky, " women mentioned in the article often worked the land to make their money and on most occasions they are paid considerably less than males.

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, March 23, 2014 2:55 AM

Yes, but the Gates Foundation's promotion of GMO without considering epigenetic and corporate effects offsets their good intentions.

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Gender pay gap widens for the first time in five years according to the Office for National Statistics

Gender pay gap widens for the first time in five years according to the Office for National Statistics | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Full-time female workers now earn an average £97 a week less than men, the Office for National Statistics has revealed - pay for men increased by 1.8%

Via Steven Preece
Taylor Ferguson's insight:

This article related to a more developed country's gender inequality. The study in this article stated that women, often in the same position as men, are paid less than their male counterparts. In relation to "Half the Sky," women who were employed were not as valued as men, even for jobs such as farming.

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Canadian women believe they can ‘have it all’

Canadian women believe they can ‘have it all’ | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Study show the country’s female workers are among the most upbeat in the world

Via Helen Christine Gailey
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I chose this article because it relates to women in developed countries that are able to have a stable career as well as a family despite being female. This relates to "Half the Sky," because Saima who was originally a poor women was able to help herself in obtaining a career and also having children which she cared for mostly by herself.

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Women students dominating in many countries - University World News

Women students dominating in many countries - University World News | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it

After decades of concern that girls were not granted the same opportunities as their male classmates, the attention in the developed world has recently shifted to the relatively poor performance of boys in school.

Studies of students in the United States find that girls often receive higher marks from their teachers and have now reached parity and sometimes exceed boys on standardised exams, including those required for entry into higher education. Research also indicates that girls are more likely to graduate from secondary school and to take more rigorous courses while in school than boys.

These trends have led to a growing gender imbalance on college campuses that now favours females. In the United States, for example, males' share of total college enrolment has fallen steadily from 71% in 1947 to 43% in 2010, with 1978 the last year that males held an advantage.

Education experts in the US project an enrolment increase of 21% for women, compared to only 12% for men, through to 2019.

This pattern is not unique to the US. According to 2007 estimates from UNESCO, the share of females in tertiary education now exceeds 50% in almost all OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member nations, reaching as high as 64% female in Iceland.

Females dominate tertiary education in several non-OECD nations as well, most notably in some wealthy Middle Eastern nations and less developed nations in the Caribbean. For instance, the share of females in higher education in Bahrain and Qatar was 68% and 64% respectively in 2007. Equally high shares were reported by Barbados, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.


Via Ricard Lloria
Taylor Ferguson's insight:

This article is unique in the sense that it talks about male inequality in more developed countries when it comes to school. In many colleges the number of female students often exceed that of males. Which alters the whole idea of gender inequality because usually it is women who are not equal. In relation to "Half the Sky," Tererai worked against what most thought that women should do and actually obtained a very high education despite her being a female.

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Latin American women driving region’s prosperity

Latin American women driving region’s prosperity | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it

Via Marc Gomez-Crisostomo
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I chose this article because it focused on women in a less developed region overseeing inequality and in the process benefiting not only themselves financially, but also the region's economy. This article really delineated the half the sky concept that states that if women are given more opportunity to work and make money, then everyone reaps the benefits.

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Violence against women widespread; UN study of six Asian countries examines ... - Washington Post (blog)

Violence against women widespread; UN study of six Asian countries examines ... - Washington Post (blog) | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
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Violence against women widespread; UN study of six Asian countries examines ...
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Yet the results are enlightening and may help us all better understand violence against women.

Via Women's WorldWide Web
Taylor Ferguson's insight:

I chose this article because it focuses on where women are being sexually abused mainly as a result of gender inequality in the ambient area. It went on to say that there were studies done in six countries of Asia as an example of where women are being abused. This relates to "Half the Sky" because in the excerpt it mentioned many females in third world countries that are raped and abused in other ways by men much like the study in this article but in Asia.

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Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:41 PM

I choose this article because it discusses the raping of women and how most men do not even realize that what they are doing is rape. This article relates to half the sky because at the end a man says "if a women does not obey, then she deserves to be punished". Saima was told be her mother in law that if she was not obeying then she should be punished. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:44 PM

I choose this article because it discusses the raping of women and how most men do not even realize that what they are doing is rape. This article relates to half the sky because at the end a man says "if a women does not obey, then she deserves to be punished". Saima was told be her mother in law that if she was not obeying then she should be punished. 

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Gender bias affects perception of women’s math skills

Gender bias affects perception of women’s math skills | The Perception of Gender | Scoop.it
Even with information to the contrary, there is an unconscious assumption that men do better, a new study finds.

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I selected this article because it put a twist on how females might be viewed in  more advanced society. It is a stigma that males are better at math than females but research in this article shows that this may not be because of the actual statistics. Rather the social influence of your surroundings that make you believe that men are superior in math. In relation to the "Half the Sky" excerpt, women are viewed/treated a certain way because of their social surroundings that inflict the idea that females are subordinate. 

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