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Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality? - Huffington Post

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Female Journalists Sitting On Floor In Iran An Illustration Of Gender Inequality?


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I found this quite interesting because the new man in charge in Iran talked about how he wanted equality for women but only female journalist sat on the floor. All the men either got a chair or were able to stand but all the women were sitting on the floor. I think this relates to half the sky because no matter what people say there will always be some type of inequality. All you can do is try to lower how much it happens.

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Jacob Cooney's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:01 PM

This article is interesting to me (and therefore attracted me because of this) because it shows the real situation in countries (in this case Iran) that say they are improving gender equality, but really aren't.

sydneyncollins's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:50 PM

I chose this article because several countries state that they are attempting to mandate laws and help promote gender yet it is not enough to create total equality. For example in Iran laws have been made to help promote equality for women yet, in a press conference for the new president who is a supporter of equality, women journalists are sitting on the floor while men are seated in chairs.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:13 PM

This article shows that women in Iran that are politics are shown different moralities because they are only allowed to sit on the floor during meetings and discussions. The women are physically inferior to the men in the congress and is shown by the level that they are seen as. The women are in congress but they don't really have any voice because they are on the ground unable to do as much as the men

 

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Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher Punishments - Voice of America

Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher Punishments - Voice of America | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Acid Attacks Continue in Cambodia Despite Harsher PunishmentsVoice of AmericaPHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Here, the use of corrosive acid as a weapon to attack and maim is a major problem.

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The article can be used to answer the location question. It can help you get an idea of what part of the world has the most and brutal gender inequality.

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:59 AM

I chose this article because it tells a story of the opposite gender. It is about gender inequality against a man because he stayed out too late one night. His wife through acid on him and he is now blind and scarred for life. This relates to HTS because he had acid poured on him for breaking rules and so did the women in HTS. 

Peanut PeeWee (Johnathan Kennedy)'s curator insight, April 27, 2014 4:16 PM

I chose this because it shows the inequality between the man and women shown in this article. The men attack the women with acid, scarring them permanently. 

This relates to Half the Sky because he had acid poured on him for breaking rules, as well as the women in Half the Sky.

Summer L's curator insight, May 6, 2014 2:59 PM

I curated this article because it talks about how in some countries, the men are the ones who are being attacked by acid. 

 

This relates to the excerpt because that only says that women are discriminated but it's men who are hurt as well. 

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How Can Female Infanticide be Stopped

Female infanticide is a practice of killing baby girls either by abortion or after birth. This is really a shameful act being done by people across the globe. For people involved in female infanticide, males are much valuable than females, but why. Are the reasons for female infanticide much... http://versatilecontents.com/how-can-female-infanticide-be-stopped/


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I chose this article because it talks about how we can resolve the problem of female infanticide. I feel it relates to half the sky because its gives us ways we can help women out and stop killing baby girls just because they are girls.

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Easy prey: The sexual exploitation of #Syria 's female refugees

Easy prey: The sexual exploitation of #Syria 's female refugees | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

Nawar is a shy 17-year-old with very pale skin, just like her sister Souza, who is 16. Four months ago, both were married off to much older Saudi Arabian men. But after 20 days, the men disappeared.


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I chose this article because of the way it popped out to me. Sexual exploitation in a LDC like Syria. I think it relates to half the sky because as in half the sky it talks about how these types of things are what our generations is having to face. Syria and other LDCs are not the only place in the world where it happens.

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Kira Saini's curator insight, April 27, 2014 6:58 PM

The reason this article was chosen is because it talks about how Syrian female refugees are easy targets to older men. It describes a situation where 2 Syrian female teens were sexually exploited by Saudi Arabian men. This relates to the HTS article because it talks about actual stories of females who have endured female exploitation and mistreatment.

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Microfinance 2.0: different methodology could reshape industry - The Guardian

Microfinance 2.0: different methodology could reshape industry - The Guardian | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Microfinance 2.0: different methodology could reshape industry
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Microfinance needs to evolve.
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I chose this article because it talks about how microfinance has the possibility of changing the world. That is how much impact it can have. This relates to half the sky because Saima was able to take a little bit of money and make a successful business.

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Education & Employment: The Keys to Increasing Women's Economic ... - Huffington Post

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Education & Employment: The Keys to Increasing Women's Economic ...
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I chose this article because it talks about how to increase women's economic participation is by education and employment. This relates to Half the Sky because it show how educations or a job opportunity opens doors for women.

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Higher education: Women promised equal opportunity - The Express Tribune

Higher education: Women promised equal opportunity - The Express Tribune | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune Higher education: Women promised equal opportunity The Express Tribune Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has approved the establishment of a new hostel for the students of Islamia College for Women, said Education Minister Rana...
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This article talks about the many ways that people are trying to make gender equality happen. This relates to Half The Sky because there are many programs being created to make sure girls are getting the same education as boys.

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The limits of freedom for educated girls in Malala's Pakistan

The limits of freedom for educated girls in Malala's Pakistan | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
In a country this battered, fractured, dysfunctional – how much can she really hope to achieve?

 

The issue of female education in Pakistan has exploded after Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban for publicly advocating for girls to receive more schooling.  This attack has lead several media outlets to take a more serious look at the gendered cultural and economic opportunities (or lack thereof) for girls within Pakistan.  This NPR podcast also speaks of the real options in front of so many girls like Malala and the cultural and political contexts within which they navigate their lives.

 

Tags: gender, South Asia, podcast, culture, Islam, development, unit 3 culture, education.


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I chose this article because it talks about limit of freedom in LDC's and how girls are not allowed to get an education. This was the main idea of what Half The Sky was. Girls no being given the same rights as boy.

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Maegan Connor's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:09 PM

I really love this article because the young girl being interviewed is angry and has had enough of the sexism in Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai has definitely become a role model for girls in her homeland and she has advanced girl's education by a large margin during her fight. The school systems in Pakistan are lacking because of the environments and the materials teachers focus on and Pakistani boys get a very different education in their religious schools but the girls have begun to work harder to equal up to them and make it to universities.  There are still many restrictions on the jobs women can take but girls are beginning to fight that too.  Pakistan has now had female political officials which has shown the generations of schoolgirls that they can truly do anything they set their minds too and Malala has helped prove that the movement can't be stopped by surviving her assassination attempt and continuing to campaign. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2014 1:40 PM

Starting this article response off with a quote seems only appropriate. This article follows Malala Yousafzai through her horrific experience being victimized by the Talaiban. She is an inspiring girl with all the set backs she has had to endure and she wants the right for an education for Women in her country and society. She is determined in order to create a better life for herself and her people. “The peasants had a very difficult situation, but they didn’t give up,” Aroosa says in English. “They fought back, and got power. Girls can fight back and can get an education. A girl can bring a big change.”

Kendra King's curator insight, March 28, 2015 8:45 PM

It would make sense for the immediate well-being of the girls for the family to just leave Pakistan. As the article mentioned, the economy is horrible for graduates (especially women) and the country lives in a dangerous military state. Yet, the family (excluding the father) continues to stay in Pakistan. I wonder, since their father is a doctor and can afford private schooling, if they stay because of the wealth advantage. As the author alluded to, girls can be more than teachers if they have the resources like Prime Minster Buhtto did. Still though, with the danger so high and better jobs available I really think there is more to the story. The explanation that makes most sense to me came from Mahrukh’s statement regarding Prime Minster Buhtto when she said, “Everyone has to go from this world, why not be famous? Why not make a name and leave your name on people’s lips.” This quote shows just how dedicated Mahrukh is to her country. It is so high that she is willing to die doing something important (provided it makes her famous).  In some ways, I find that misguided. I think the attention girls like her and Malala can bring to people who are donating to the politically broken school is of immense value. This attention wakes more people up to the issues of Pakistan and the issues of the Taliban to one day put more pressure on the nation. Yet, I know Malala doesn’t want to continue to raise awareness among the Western world her whole life. Her autobiography ends with her dreaming of returning to Pakistan. Like Mahrukh, she will die for her country too (308-311). A part deep down can see though, that for a revolution to happen the girls need to actually stay within the country. For one, the west can only interfere with the politics of another country for so long. Furthermore, I am still a legitimate believe in sovereignty despite the increasing globalization. By this I mean that it is the countries issue and it is through the pressure and convictions of the people against the government and the Taliban that will have the most impact. I hope that by staying these girls will one day have an immense impact on the social culture in Pakistan. 

 

*Yousafzai, Malala, and Christina Lamb. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. First ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2013. 308-311. Print.
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Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds

Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality, U.N. study finds | Gender Inequality | 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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I selected this article because it talks about how there is preference of girls over boys in India. There is little enforcement on child marriage and pre-natal sex. The relates to half the sky because it talks about how girls are wanted more than boys.

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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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Human trafficking: How US states fare

Human trafficking: How US states fare | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

A new study ranks states on laws to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Polaris Project, a US-based anti-trafficking organisation, has identified 10 types of statues they deem critical to fighting human trafficking.


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This article can be used on the last questions about regions. This article shows you what states have made attempts for making laws against human trafficking and which have not. 

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Summer L's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:16 AM

This article speaks of how the USA is taking steps to stop or reduce human trafficking in other countries.

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:30 PM

This article shows that more than 20 states inside the US are prone to gender inequality. Many laws prevent and prosecute the tragic happening but it still happens. The only way to control this is through education. This article relates to the Half the Sky because it shows that even with laws the gender inequality is still prevalent in many areas and the areas with little gender inequality are the areas that educate more on gender equality and the good effects of it

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:02 PM

I chose this article because many people know that gender inequality is a huge problem in the global community, but many also do not realize that its a pressing issue here in the United States. This relates to Half The Sky because it talks about what different states do to fight this problem, which is talked about in the excerpt. 

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Gender inequality isn't just a female problem - The Independent

Gender inequality isn't just a female problem - The Independent | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
The Independent Gender inequality isn't just a female problem The Independent It has been suggested that it wasn't Nihal's place to get involved, that he should have left the female rapper to deal with it herself, and there are those who argue that...

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I chose this article because I have actually watched the video before. Though the male rapper said some very harsh things to woman but it was all stuff i'm pretty sure she has heard before as a female rapper. The humiliation that he received was far worse than anything that could've possibly been said to her. This relates to half the sky because it shows that gender inequality is here.

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India 'dowry deaths' still rising despite modernization

India 'dowry deaths'  still rising despite modernization | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Crime statistics and a Gender Scorecard compiled by women's rights activists have put chilling new perspective on an age-old social ill in India: Bride-burning and other "dowry crimes" take the life of a woman every hour.

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I chose this article because it talks about how India is in a stage change but the amount of deaths from inequality are still rising. The relates to half the sky because of the bride burnings. 

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Jonathan Kaus's curator insight, April 23, 2014 10:29 AM

I selected this article because It focuses on a very important part of gender inequality, the part were women are killed because they are not seen as equal. This article says that over the past 25-30 years in India, dowry crimes and bride burning have begun rising in large numbers. bride burning rose 3% from last year and other dowry crimes rose even more. This relates to HTS because the excerpt was saying women in India are fed less and sometimes burned so that husband can get more money from the wife's parents. 

Fritz's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

I chose to include this article because it relates to a very large issue in India as well as the fight for gender equality. In places like India, women are not valued, and marriages are seen as business deals in which the groom an his family make some  financial gain. This article brings attention to this problem, as well as the fact that it is getting worse. This relates to the Half the Sky excerpt because bride burnings are mentioned many times throughout the excerpt, and this article provides more exact and specific information on the topic.

Maddie Morris's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:58 PM

Deaths in India are on the rise. Bride-burning and other crimes are taking place because of unequal rights. Despite modernization and women gaining more rights in other places it is still staying the same in India. This article reminds me of Half the Sky becuase of all the women being treated unfairly and beaten.

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Gender pay inequality in the US

Gender pay inequality in the US | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
It is 50 years since President John F Kennedy signed America's Equal Pay Act, but figures show that women still earn less than men, on average, in every state and region of the country.

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I chose this one because it talks about what we talk about all the time in class. The fact that after all these efforts women in America are paid less. I think this relates to half the sky because in the farming the men would always make more money because they were selling the cash crops but women were not able to sell them .

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It is 50 years since President John F Kennedy signed America's Equal Pay Act, but figures show that women still earn less than men, on average, in every state and region of the country.

The average woman working full time in the US makes just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to the National Women's Law Centre.

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Microfinance: Don't charge to enlarge | The Economist

Microfinance: Don't charge to enlarge | The Economist | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
A STORY in the finance section this week looks at what has happened to microfinance interest rates. To summarise briefly: we argue that as microfinance for the very...
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I chose this article because because it talks about the interest rates put on microfinance money. This relates to half the sky because in half the sky organizations used microfinance because of the low interest rates.

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Complaints Filed Against Pennsylvania Colleges Alleging Discrimination ... - RH Reality Check

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The Women's Law Project has filed complaints with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S.
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I chose this article because it shows the discrimination in America. Women students are shown as worth less than men in these colleges. This relates to half the sky because the women in half the sky couldn't attend the schools in their country for a long period of time.

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Educating women key to sustainable farming in Africa, says study - SciDev.Net

Educating women key to sustainable farming in Africa, says study - SciDev.Net | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a strong correlation between female education and the successful implementation of sustainable farming in Africa

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I selected this article because it talks about how the successful agriculture practices being the result of women getting a better education in Sub Saharan Africa. It relates to Half The Sky because just like in the excerpt women are given more opportunities with a better education.

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Inside #Cambodia's hidden child #brothels

Inside #Cambodia's hidden child #brothels | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Late one night, after dark, we met up with Don Brewster -- head of Agape International Missions, an NGO fighting child prostitution -- to go behind the scenes at Cambodia's KTVs: karaoke clubs that are fronts for brothels.

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I chose the article because it was the only one I saw that went in depth of what the inside of one of these brothels looked like. It relates to Half the Sky because it talks about how young these girls are when they are being put into this system of sex trafficking.

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