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If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong

If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong | Half the Sky | Scoop.it

"Men and women are equal nowadays, right? Not so much, says Laura Bates, founder of the popular Everyday Sexism Project.

 

Bates and her team of volunteers have collected over 10,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality since the project kicked off about 18 months ago, after Bates was harassed three times in just one week and decided to do something about it.

 

"Again and again people would tell me: "Stop making a fuss", or "Maybe you’re a bit frigid" or "You don’t know how to take a compliment"," she said at an event in London this week.

 

Bates said that such comments stem from the widespread belief that men and women are equal in our society and that episodes such as catcalls, groping and harassment in the workplace are often attributed to women “overreacting”."


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This article is on my page because it helps show how our MDC society still doesn't have gender equality. Anyone who thinks there is gender equality in our society should read this. This relates to HTS because it helps show how societies even in MDCs don't have gender equality.

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If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong

If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong | Half the Sky | Scoop.it

"Men and women are equal nowadays, right? Not so much, says Laura Bates, founder of the popular Everyday Sexism Project.

 

Bates and her team of volunteers have collected over 10,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality since the project kicked off about 18 months ago, after Bates was harassed three times in just one week and decided to do something about it.

 

"Again and again people would tell me: "Stop making a fuss", or "Maybe you’re a bit frigid" or "You don’t know how to take a compliment"," she said at an event in London this week.

 

Bates said that such comments stem from the widespread belief that men and women are equal in our society and that episodes such as catcalls, groping and harassment in the workplace are often attributed to women “overreacting”."


Via Caroline Claeys
Anson Bidwelll's insight:

This article is on my page because it helps show how our MDC society still doesn't have gender equality. Anyone who thinks there is gender equality in our society should read this. This relates to HTS because it helps show how societies even in MDCs don't have gender equality.

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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds

Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds | Half the Sky | Scoop.it
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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds
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Kirti Singh, a lawyer and author of the U.N.

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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

This is on my page because it shows how gender inequality is promoted by many governments across the world. Anyone who doesn't know about the massive gender inequality across the world should read this. This relates to HTS because of the gender inequality reinforced by government.

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Dru Pickrel's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:36 AM

I chose this article because it describes how woman are looked at differently than men in India. This article gives good facts about the gender inequality that happens in India. 

Fritz's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:35 PM

I selected this article because it is based on a study by the U.N., which means that it is accurate, and also because it focuses on a major topic in India. This study points out how there are few laws that promote gender equality in India, and little to no political will to enforce these laws. There are also many laws in India that actually promote gender inequality, such as laws that do not allow widows or daughters to inherit property of  dead husband or father. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because it mentions doing away with laws such as these in order to end gender inequality. It also mentions many topics brought up in the excerpt pertaining to why female children usually pass away or are not favored or aborted in these countries.

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:42 PM

Some laws in India are enforcing that women follow men. Women are having to follow behind there men counterparts and are not allowed to expand any businesses or education.

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Gender Roles of Tibetan Society Challenged on a Daily Basis

Gender Roles of Tibetan Society Challenged on a Daily Basis | Half the Sky | Scoop.it

As Tibetan women in exile are rapidly catching up with their male counterparts, traditional gender roles of Tibetan society are being challenged on an every-day basis. The determined and ongoing democratization of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), free access to education and the global nature of the Tibetan disapora's settlements, are all factors working to make gender-inequality between Tibetans a thing of the past.


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This article appears on my page because it helps show how women can be good parts of the economy. Anyone who thinks that womens rights would hurt the economy should read this article about how Tibetan exiled women are catching up with males. This relates to the constant assertion in HTS that women participation helps to economy.

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Study shows prevalent gender inequality in Italy

Study shows prevalent gender inequality in Italy | Half the Sky | Scoop.it
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A recent study shows that gender inequality concerning wage and work conditions is still prevalent in Italy, Press TV reports.

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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

This article is on my page because it shows how women are being discriminated against even in MDCs. Anyone who thinks women are completely equal to men in MDCs should read this. This relates to HTS because it helps show that despite all the efforts made in MDCs to have gender equality, we are still imperfect.

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Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:37 PM

This article shows that old traditions have an effect on gender inequality. Women are paid less than men because most of the employers are men and they believe in the olden traditions where the women is supposed to do house work and the man is supposed to do the bread winning. The women still are allowed to work but they are held back by old traditions. This relates to half the sky because it shows that traditions hold back women and diminish their opprotunities

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:45 PM

In Italy studies are showing that there is prevalent gender inequality. Women are not being treated fairly and that should change.

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Afghan Rap Group Rallies for Women's Rights

Afghan Rap Group Rallies for Women's Rights | Half the Sky | Scoop.it
An Afghan woman rapping about gender inequality alongside her fiancé is far from the norm in Afghanistan. Yet, despite the inevitable backlash, one of the first female rappers in the country continues to perform under the stage name Paradise.

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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

I included this article because it shows how people from these LDCs can stand out against discrimination. Anyone who thinks that everyone in LDCs are against gender inequality should see this article. This relates to HTS by showing some brave people living in LDCs willing to stand up against gender discrimination.

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Tracey Sarvis's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:50 AM

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Development:  Gender Inequality

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Politics in Ghotki: Female politicians? Not on our watch, say sardars

Gender inequality is widespread in Pakistan, but the political realm has seen its fair share of women leaders. In Ghotki, however, women seem to be missing from the public sphere altogether.
Despite the presence of a large number of political families, not a single female member of these powerhouses has ever been part of the national or provincial assemblies. The legacy of women leaders from Sindh is formidable, most notably because of Benazir Bhutto’s rise to power. Ghotki however, located in upper Sindh, is notorious for its bloody tribal clashes and frequent cases of karo-kari (honour killing). It’s not like Ghotki has a political vacuum of any kind. Almost all political parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have a presence there. Ghotki is the same district where PTI held one of its largest public gatherings, and where Shah Mahmood Qureshi joined the party. Yet, not a single female political worker or member of an influential political family in the region has come forward to join the government.


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This is on my page because it helps show the cycle of women not being elected and not reforming. Anyone who thinks that women politicians are elected across the world. This relates to HTS because it helps show how elections of men are cyclical and are hard to change without reform from the bottom up.

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New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel

New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel | Half the Sky | Scoop.it

Haaretz New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel Haaretz One of the hardest challenges facing activists fighting gender inequality is coming up with quantifiable proof of the extent of the injustice.


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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

I included this article because it shows how even in relatively developed countries like Israel, women still are not equal to men. Anyone who thinks that in MDCs women and men are completely equal. This relates to HTS because it shows how women are not just being discriminated against in LDCs, but also in countries in higher stages of the demographic cycle.

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hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 10:51 PM

New gender inequality index shows women still lag behind men in Israel. Sadly the only area in which women steadily closed gap during 2004-2011 was education. Just as Saima in section 1 of “Half the Sky” reveals the success woman can have in small business and the drive to achieve such , it is most important the change the social role of women and recognize their abilities to handle not only a higher education but a business or career with great success. While Saima was able to overcome hardships, may are still faces with excessive barriers towards improving their lives due to gender inequality. This barrier being taking down will prove an asset to all. It is important to help others see this inequality in order for support o rally in order of this movement throughout the world.

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Gender inequality & sexism among top worries of girls

Three quarters of 11-21 year olds reveal that sexism affects most areas of their lives, with many worrying that gender discrimination will curtail their future choices.

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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

I included this article because it helps to show how women and girls are being discriminated against in even 4th stage countries like the UK. Anyone who thinks that in MDCs women are not being discriminated should read this article. This relates to HTS by showing that despite how far ahead of LDCs MDCs are, they are still not perfect.

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AM's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:50 AM

This was included because the article shows the fear of poor innocent and girls who are afraid of being subject to gender discrimination and sexual abuse. Many girls who secretly have these frightful thoughts would benefit from reading this because it would calm them down becaue they are not the only one and people out there will help them. This relates to half the sky because in the book also, many girls are paranoid because of this. 

Dandavikranth Reddy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:50 PM

This article is about how girls and ypung women provide their insights on how sexism and discrimination affect their choices now and in their lives. This article is on this page because it shows how girls and women are struggling everyday to cope with the lifestyle and discrimination being shown everyday around the world. This article benefits people who are victims like the women in the article, people who are trying to change the environment for these girls, and people who will try to motivate these young women to see the brighter side of the future and life. This is related to the book Half the Sky because some girls in the book were forced into prostitution or teases on their way to places. With that, the women have been continuing to get raped everyday or drop out from school or their workplaces. 

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UN agency's annual broadband report reveals gender inequalities | GigaOM Tech News

UN agency's annual broadband report reveals gender inequalities | GigaOM Tech News | Half the Sky | Scoop.it

The United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union has added something new to its annual report on worldwide broadband penetration: gender inequality.

 

According to the study, about 41 percent of men (1.5 billion total) will have access to the internet by the end of 2013, compared to just 37 percent of women (1.3 billion total).

 

That gap could grow to 350 million by the end of 2016 — a sign that women are coming online at a much slower pace than men.

 

This disparity is most pronounced in developing nations, where women trail in internet usage by 16 percent.

 

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This article is included because it helps show how women are being discriminated against even on the internet, which is mainly in MDCs. Anyone who thinks that revolutionizing technology is available to both males and women equally should see this. This relates to HTS because it shows how women are being held back from really helping revolutionize new and exciting technology in almost all countries.

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Google search reveals widespread gender inequality

Google search reveals widespread gender inequality | Half the Sky | Scoop.it
MELBOURNE: Popular search engine Google has revealed that widespread gender inequality is still a global problem. To substantiate this view, it points to a new ad campaign from UN women, which...

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Anson Bidwelll's insight:

This is on my page to show how gender inequality is still prevalent across the developed world. Anyone who thinks that gender inequality is not prevalent across the world should read this. It relates to HTS because it relates to the issue of gender inequality.

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, October 25, 2013 6:38 PM

MELBOURNE: Popular search engine Google has revealed that widespread gender inequality is still a global problem.

To substantiate this view, it points to a new ad campaign from UN women, which highlights how bigoted and outdated views about women still are, even in the domain of cyberspace.

The ad campaign shows real suggested search terms that arrive from Google's auto-complete feature, which denounces sex equality, News.com.au reports.

Sirila Padi's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:12 PM

This article appears on my page because I think the fact that Google revealing that widespread gender inequality is such a huge issue helps display awareness for individuals. We see how more and more people are realizing this which means that more and more people will start making efforts into changing gender inequality.  I think all individuals will benefit from reading this because the more that read it means that the more that will have some type of sympathy or will want to make changes to the world. It relates  specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because gender inequality is such a major issue. We see how it affects these girls in such a negative way that it makes us really want to help change whats going on. It time to let the World know that Women are great and can accomplish just as much. Men and Women are equal. Its not what gender your born into. It's what you do with your life is what stands out.


 

Tracey Sarvis's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:33 AM

Development : Gender Inequality