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The fightback against gendered toys

The fightback against gendered toys | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

alsoDo all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes?

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Kids are told at young age that this is that and that is this and that perception is passed down from generation to generation. A child should be able to choose whatever toy they want to play with and not have to be told that its not right or its boyish or girly. If a little girl wants to play with a blue monster truck then she should be able to without having to fear that it is a boy toy and she is not aloud to play with it because of society. 

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Photos: Female students in Guangzhou protest topless for gender ...

Photos: Female students in Guangzhou protest topless for gender ... | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Photos: Female students in Guangzhou protest topless for gender equality. naked-protests.jpg. Female students from the Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou called for equal job opportunities and for people to ...
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Female students have to go to these lengths to get the attention they deserve. Now and days a boy only sees a woman for her body and not her brains. They used this advantage to gain notice of a bigger issue.

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How to advance gender equality — and make successes last

How to advance gender equality — and make successes last | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
We formed Gender at Work in 2003 precisely to spotlight and challenge this tangled web of informal, deeply entrenched social norms that sabotage the best policies and plans to advance gender equality.
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These girls are excited to advance to secondary school but their parents do not want them to because they will be FORCED into marriage and have to leave their life behind. A young girl should not have to be worried about marriage she should be worrying about what classes she needs to take for her career. And often times if the girls are allowed to attend, they are sexually harassed at school. We have to make a change in traditions and making sure that the kids are safe and protected from creeps and provided an education that will guarantee them a job that respects them as women.

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Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:17 PM

I chose this article because it shows that only education of gender equality can fix the problem of gender inequality. It mentions that protests and laws will help but the unfairness will continue to happen if children aren't educated about gender equality

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The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs

The Pay Gap Is Because of Gender, Not Jobs | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it

A majority of the pay differential between men and women comes from differences within occupations, not between them, according to a Harvard labor economist.

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A woman goes through the same training and paid for the same education as the men did for their job. Why are the women getting payed less for the same amount of work a man does. The word woman or female should not have the word man or male in it because the men do not work as hard, but still get more respect than women. They do not correlate with each other and it offends me that they are associated with each other when they are not the same thing.

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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:20 AM

When you thrive to do things you except everything from all the hard work that you do. But women aren't getting paid the same as men even though they went through the exact same training, and school. Gender inequality. I chose this article, because it's similar to the half the sky article, women don't get enough respect, or sometimes they don't get paid at all, or they get paid a lot less then what men paid, that not fair for them, just because your a women. You can chose what you are when your born nor can you chose what your born into. 

Daniel Nunez's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:25 PM

This article is interesting because it shows the percent of women that are paid differently in different careers. They hold the same positions and are still paid differently. So, this shows that the only factor in the women being paid differently is the gender. Many women are discriminated like this all over the world. 

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Child Marriage: A Demon Worse Than Rape - Daily Times Nigeria

Child Marriage: A Demon Worse Than Rape - Daily Times Nigeria | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Child Marriage: A Demon Worse Than Rape Daily Times Nigeria The issue of child marriage and permissive sexual relations to children of such ages without any form of restrictions is crude, barbaric and helps not only to endanger the future of such...
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Equality rights are not only for grown women, but for growing girls as well. These young girls are forced into marrying a man who is at least 5 times their age and it is only little girls. I do not see any articles of little boys getting married to old women not that I would like to see that in any way. I just think it is gross that a man cannot find someone of their own age. Have they ever heard of the saying "pick on some one your own size" and in this case your own age. It is truly sickening.

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Michael Spicer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 12:36 PM

The author writes about cases of rape and how often it occurs in certain places.

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Protecting Pakistan's Innocents - Daily Beast

Protecting Pakistan's Innocents - Daily Beast | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
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Protecting Pakistan's Innocents
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There are many societal pressures to keep gender inequality in Pakistan, and Obaid-Chinoy says that men must take the first steps to ensure women are guaranteed simple rights.
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Infographic: Gender Inequality in Malaysia - Rakyat Times

What are the rights accorded to and withheld from women in Malaysia? Do all Malaysian women of all creeds and circumstances get equal access to rights? This graphic shows the gender inequality prevalent in our country.
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Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit: Single-Parent Families | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Robert Maranto and Michael Crouch write that intellectuals fretting about income disparity are oddly silent regarding the decline of the two-parent family.
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Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand | Magdy Martinez-Soliman | UNDP

Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand | Magdy Martinez-Soliman | UNDP | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
RT @UNDP: Corruption ≠ gender-neutral, empowered women can be game-changers in fight against corruption: http://t.co/QohdMNy15P #EqualityMo…
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Indonesian women stage SlutWalk - Hindustan Times

Indonesian women stage SlutWalk - Hindustan Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
About 50 women in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, donned miniskirts to protest remarks by the Jakarta city governor who blamed a recent gang rape on the victim's choice of clothing.

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What a person wears whether it maybe conservative or not, does not  mean they are looking or "asking" for sex. If the item of the clothing directly says "I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU", then that gives you no right to have sex with that man or woman without their permission. How can someone determine whether or not if the person wants any act sexual activity by a piece of cloth?

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The White Bindi Movement for No Child Brides - YouTube

Every time you wear a white bindi, you stand against the inhumane practice of child marriage. The money you pay for it (whatever you wish), goes to Child Sur...
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'Social institutions need change for gender equality' - Business Standard

'Social institutions need change for gender equality' Business Standard Gender equality can be achieved in society only when people get rid of exaggerated, traditional age-old norms in a patriarchal system and enforce strict law, noted sociologist...
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Anger As Iran Bans Women From Universities

Anger As Iran Bans Women From Universities | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Iranian ayatollahs are not very comfortable with the success of women in their country. They have used their ultimate state power to curve women's advance.
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Men are so scared that a woman could hold equal or more power than they posses. They do not realize that taking away women rights is a coward move. The men now realizing the abilities women can do besides cooking,cleaning,caring, and now they feel threaten which they shouldn't. It is 2014, we should be progressing into the future instead going back into the pass.

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Three Things You Don't Know About Your Tomato - Huffington Post

Three Things You Don't Know About Your Tomato - Huffington Post | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Three Things You Don't Know About Your Tomato
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While comprehensive studies have yet to be conducted, it is estimated that 50-80 percent of all female farmworkers are sexually harassed.
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Gender Inequality exist everywhere even in your fruits and vegetables. These farms remind me of sweat shops, but worse because people are not as aware of what goes on in the farms as they do in sweatshops. Basic human rights are not applied to these farms either. Always eat your fruits and vegetables as long as they come from the Fair Food program. (: 

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Zhang Lixi: Education Empowers Women to Change the World - Women of China

Zhang Lixi: Education Empowers Women to Change the World - Women of China | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Women of China Zhang Lixi: Education Empowers Women to Change the World Women of China The proportion of Chinese women has markedly increased in tertiary industries, especially in emerging, technology- and knowledge-intensive industries, and has...
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Skepchick | Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess

Skepchick | Guest Post: Gender Inequality in Chess | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Chances are, you've heard quite a bit of about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and gender issues in gaming. But have you ever heard of the gender barriers, gaps and apparent ceiling, ...
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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China | Feminist Times

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China | Feminist Times | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
An in-depth Q&A on Chinese gender politics, with journalist & author Leta Hong Fincher.
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'They Grab You...But It's Okay' - The New Republic

'They Grab You...But It's Okay' - The New Republic | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
'They Grab You...But It's Okay'
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Fighting for their own social and sexual footing, girls tended to distance themselves from peers who had suffered sexual violence; to blame them for their own victimization; and to "slut-shame" them.
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Code Camp empowers high school girls with computer science education - The Stanford Daily

Code Camp empowers high school girls with computer science education - The Stanford Daily | Gender Inequality | Scoop.it
Code Camp empowers high school girls with computer science education The Stanford Daily Last weekend, Girls Teach Girls To Code (GTGTC), a program sponsored by the Computer Science Department, hosted over 200 high school girls on campus for a “Code...
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