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What People Really Think about Women

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Thanks to a tweet from sociologist Sarah Sobieraj, we learned of a powerful campaign to raise awareness about gender inequality from the arm of the United Nations dedicated to empowering women.

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This article appears on my page because gender inequality is such a big topic in the world today. Not only was it popular a while ago, but it still is and the only way to stop it is by awareness. Some people don't even know how their actions itself can easily display this. Honestly, anyone would benefit from reading and viewing this because it really shows how are society thinks. Through this, hopefully we can come together and change this so that when you type "Women cannot" in a google search these wont show up. This related specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because it shows again the big topic of gender inequality. It shows the difference or the stereotype that women cant do something because they are a women. This should not be how the world operates. Women can do every single thing that men can do. Its not that they can't do it, yet instead its all about first offering them an oppurtunity to do it so that we can prove those that think this wrong!

 

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Aniya Hall's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:04 PM

Women are mistreated based on their gender and their knowledge. Some women are forced to have babies and some are forced not to have them. Did you know that India have a bride burning and every two hours women have acid thrown onto their faces. This is important to me because i am a female but im also a young lady. I do not agree with this unfair cruel treatment. 

Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Women can do anything men can do. There are many campaigns worldwide to raise awareness about gender inequality and they have millions of supporters. The empowerment of women is the solution to the end of gender inequality. The authors of Half The Sky promote the empowerment of women to help decrease human trafficking, honor killings, genital mutilation, as well as many other things.

hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:21 PM

 found this article to produce intersting results . It gives apublic view of private thinking about women verse men's oles and rights. While we often of the inequality exmaples of such things as  baby girls in China being mistreated or killed or boys being fed more in Indian. We tend to think the more western world holds women to different standards, this google seach research project from the United Nations demonstrated that there remains unequalities among the thinking of various educated and urban minds of both men but even very much so in women proving feminist movement remain important in promoting change.in this pattern of social thinking.

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Independence: New Chance for Women’s Representation

Independence: New Chance for Women’s Representation | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it

Gender politics is an area that is often neglected by the media in terms of the independence debate, and one that remains relatively untouched by either side. But the Yes campaign has much to gain by addressing gender inequality head on: an independent Scotland could offer a new approach to the issue of female representation.

Gender politics is an area that is often neglected by the media in terms of the independence debate, and one that remains relatively untouched by either side. But the Yes campaign has much to gain by addressing gender inequality head on: an independent Scotland could offer a new approach to the issue of female representation. - See more at: http://nationalcollective.com/2013/07/08/independence-new-chance-for-womens-representation/#sthash.q22CNZIo.IKAh2xpp.dpufGender politics is an area that is often neglected by the media in terms of the independence debate, and one that remains relatively untouched by either side. But the Yes campaign has much to gain by addressing gender inequality head on: an independent Scotland could offer a new approach to the issue of female representation. - See more at: http://nationalcollective.com/2013/07/08/independence-new-chance-for-womens-representation/#sthash.q22CNZIo.IKAh2xpp.dpuf


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This article appears on my page because it shows how women are actually fighting for equality. It shows  that women may actually for once be able to have a chance and a voice in the world. Its about time for the world to include women in politics. They say its a men topic, but no its not a mens topic , instead its a topic for those who can take their point and express their point but also be able to to understand the opponents point and view as well. Its not a debate on if men or women can handle it. Its a debate of who the characteristics and strengths to argue their point and listen to the opponents. Its refreshing to see that progress is being made.. slowly but surely. I think all people can benefit from viewing and reading this because it shows an optimistic side to world. It shows that maybe we actually can and will be able to stop sex trafficking and gender inequality all together over time. It relates specifically to our reading of Half The Sky because gender inequality is such a prominent topic in the book so seeing things and progress being made really brings hope for the future. Its great to see the world working together to turn opression into millions of oppurtunities for women world wide.





 

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Miles D's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:28 PM

WOMEN Fighting for EQUALITY 

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When Class Became More Important to a Child's Education Than Race

When Class Became More Important to a Child's Education Than Race | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it

"The country is far from fulfilling King's dream that race no longer limit children's opportunities, but how much income their parents earn is more and more influential."


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This article appears on my page because it gives a picture of how the society is. I think reace or money should not affect an individuals oppurtunities. I think the family or race one is born in should not have any type of affect on the capability of the person. Race is just a color on the outside and that should be not used on the outside to tell what you can and cant do.  However, I also dont like how money is now being used in substitute. I think one's familys income should not be able to be the key factor in if whats get the oppurtunity or not. It should rely on the individual it self and what they have to offer. A child can't make money for their family so they shouldnt deal with the consequences.  I think women and men of all ages can benefit reading this as it shows that the country's making progress in some ways, yet still has more to go. I think its time for use to take race and money out of the answer and leave it to one's capability. I feel if this is the case, we as a society will strong and will be able to be the most influential. It relates to Half the Sky as we see how race and gender our issues int he book as far as who or what gets the oppurtunities and that needs to be fixed.  Now that you have read this , create ideas to help stop making race and money be the factors in one's oppurtunities.

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Powerful Google Search Ads For Women Rights

Powerful Google Search Ads For Women Rights | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it
This is a very interesting campaign created by Ogilvy & Mather Dubai to help spread awareness of women’s rights. This campaign was created for UN Women that used real suggested search results from Google’s autocomplete feature.

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This article appears on my page becuase it shows how and what the world is coming too. It dissapoints me to see this because I dont agree with any of this and to see that these are the first four things that come up on google upsets me beyond words. This is so wrong because no women are just as good as men and I feel like at times women are trapped and are treated so cruelly. I'm not saying that men are always treated perfectly because no thats not the case because men and women are not always treated well. However, I feel like its so much heavier with the criticism with women. Being a girl myself and seeing this shows that the world has pretty much closed every oppurtunity there is because we are women. I dont like how I see that we need to stay at home, not speak in the church, or be in the kitchen, or etc. No. Women should have the right to make their own decisions and be the individual they want to be. The society should not be able to make this stereotype or decision for women. I think women and men can benefit from viewing and reading this because it shows that we have improvements that we can make and this can be where we start. It relates specifically to our reading of HTS because this is a major issue as we see how the women are not given any type of oppurtunieties to prove themself. We should start today and change this if we dont want to see this anymore. 

 

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Destiney Jones's curator insight, May 7, 2014 6:47 PM

This is a very interesting campaign that supports women's rights. It states statistics about women should and shouldn't do, what we need to do, and what we are "supposed" to do.

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WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship

WOMEN: The Ripple Effect: Women Powering Work Through Microfinance And Entrepreneurship | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it

Ten years after she quit her job at the World Bank to establish the Kashf Foundation, Roshaneh Zafar has proven her critics wrong by showing that women-centered and women-managed microfinance programs in Pakistan can flourish and succeed.


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This article appears on my page because it displays the fact that microfinancing can easily be used to recognize women who are not letting the bad thigns get to them. There is so much bad out there on women, yet no women are good and useful and are just as important if not more important then men. This article really shows how  microfinancing can be used to create these small businesses. These small buisnesses or microfinance program will provide jobs outside of the house for women and will help show that yes men can work, but so can women. The people that should read or view this is those who think their life has come to an end because there a women. No, you can go out their and use your unique qualities and be an outstanding individual as well as those men. Sometimes women complain about having no oppurtunies, but I think when you find one like this for having a career you should really go after it. This relates to Half the Sky the women in these less developed and developing countries are able to use these microfinance programs to help create a career for themself and not always depend on their spouse.

 

 

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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:27 AM

Because microfinance is fast-tracked compared to other social sector projects, we see women start earning an extra $10, $20, or $30, and things begin to change in the household. Another reason we do microfinance is because of the ripple effect: you change one woman, she's going to change ten more.

Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:15 PM

This article appears on my page becuase it recognizes the importance of groups such as these that are encouraging women throughout the world to go into small business ownership. If women have careers, they are less likely to be dependent on their husbands, which promotes independence. This also delays child-birth, which reduces maternal mortality. Poeple who should read this are women in these countries so they can know that things like this are available, and also so they can know the effects of beinning a career. This relates to Half the Sky because it shows the direct effect of women in third-world countries entering the work-force. Half the Sky also refers to such organizations and how it can empower women throughout the world.

Fritz's curator insight, May 8, 2014 1:44 PM

I chose this article because it shows that not everything is negative in this area, and there are people and organizations that are trying to make things better and empower women so that they could help themselves and others. This relates to Half The Sky because in the excerpt, it mentions how one woman completely turned her life around after getting one small loan from a business like this, and starting a business.

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Vegas man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl

Vegas man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it
A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to a count of sex trafficking tied to the prostitution of a 16-year-old girl, the Nevada Attorney General's office announced Thursday.
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This article appears on my page because it shows a prime example of sex trafficking here, right here in the USA. Its not just a problem in those developing countries, but everywhere. We dont notice how much it goes on because we happen to be blessed individuals who have not had to deal with this situation. I think al individuals who benefit from viewing or reading this because it shows that sex trafficking needs awareness so that more and more people know about it since it is a big issue. It specifically relates to our reading of HTS because in the book we see how sex trafficking is a prime issue that the girls go through on a daily basis.

 

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Google search reveals widespread gender inequality

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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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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.


 

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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.

Anson Bidwelll's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:47 PM

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.

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

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North Texan Pleads Guilty To Forcing Girl Into Sex Trade - CBS 11

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North Texan Pleads Guilty To Forcing Girl Into Sex Trade
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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A man charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her services online has pleaded guilty in a North Texas sex trafficking case.

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This article appears on my page because it shows that sex traffickig is not only happening by men. No a 22 year old women helps sell a 15 year old female for sexit shows. It displays that not all perpetrators are only male, but female aswell. This would benefits girls and boys as they view or read this because it shows that its time for us to open our eyes and see that no women and men are all included in causing sex trafficking. It relates specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because we see how sex trafficking appears multiple times in the stories of the young women who are trying to get rid of all the opression. Its time for us to first let the society know and start helping in making a difference. Sitting around and talking about how much it sucks wont get us anywhere, instead lets start a club and try to help these individuals that are suffering.

 




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Ashlee McBride's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:47 PM

A 22 year old female helps to sell a 15 year old female for sex. Not all perpetrators are male. Open your eyes.

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Sierra Leone: A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands

Sierra Leone: A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it

A happy ending to the sad tale of gender inequality is in our hands Irish Independent On a recent visit to Sierra Leone, I spent an afternoon chatting to Frederica in a cafe on a rooftop in Freetown.


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Thiis article appears on my page because its such an important topic that I feel like really could be solved if we worked together as individuals. We need to stop using stereotypes and everything else and really keep our mind blank. I dont think its right to be able to say "one should be expected to do this" or " you cant do this because your women/men". I think instead it should be that we are all here women or men for specific reasons. We each have qualities that can help us acheive more in the world and I dont think one should be limited to something due to their race. I think we all can benefit from reading this because it shows that gender inequality is in our hands. Its OUR faults for getting and creating all the stereo types for each race. Instead, we are all individuals who should work together and make this nation stronger. This relates specifically to Half the Sky because we see how women have to deal with certain things or our underestimated for being a women, which is wrong. Its time for us to stop and make a change.

 

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Caitlin Dreher's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:42 AM

This article discusses how girls in their country are limitied to education. Sixty six million girls do not go to school and more than 2500 girls under the age of eighteen are married every day as child brides. Ninety persent of domestic workers are girls between the ages of 12 and 17. This article relates to Half the Sky becauses they both share the same experiences and obstacles that they face every day in their country. In my opinion, I think its sad the females are limited to an education as oppose to boys just because they are girls. For a female with a limited amount of education in that country means that you are more likely to be controlled by another person. You dont have any power or control over your own actions. It also relates to Half the Sky because it talks about the dangerous fears that women and girls are exposed to such as kidnapping, rape, sex trafficking and plenty more.  The women and girls are considered " second- class citizens". I think this article is very valid because it talks about real life obstacles that occur every day in their counry. 

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Female genital mutilation 'rising'

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A BBC investigation has revealed concerns that young girls are being brought to Scotland to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) because the country is seen as a "soft touch".


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This article appears on my page because  it shows that the issue is not just something going in the less developed countries mentioned in the book, yet in many more places as well. You dont often see or hear this type of information on a daily basis, so when you do it automatically frightens you to think every day all over the world this is happening to girls. This would benefits girls but really anyone , its all on my page to show that its a problem and we as individuals, boys or girls, need to get involved and help stop it. This relates specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because in the book we see how this is something that happens in the less developed countries, yet articles like this enhance our idea and really show that its everywhere.


 

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What People Really Think about Women

What People Really Think about Women | Half the Sky Issue's! | Scoop.it
Thanks to a tweet from sociologist Sarah Sobieraj, we learned of a powerful campaign to raise awareness about gender inequality from the arm of the United Nations dedicated to empowering women.

Via Thomas Faltin, Meet Patel, Robyn DeAbreu
Sirila Padi's insight:

This article appears on my page because gender inequality is such a big topic in the world today. Not only was it popular a while ago, but it still is and the only way to stop it is by awareness. Some people don't even know how their actions itself can easily display this. Honestly, anyone would benefit from reading and viewing this because it really shows how are society thinks. Through this, hopefully we can come together and change this so that when you type "Women cannot" in a google search these wont show up. This related specifically to our reading of Half the Sky because it shows again the big topic of gender inequality. It shows the difference or the stereotype that women cant do something because they are a women. This should not be how the world operates. Women can do every single thing that men can do. Its not that they can't do it, yet instead its all about first offering them an oppurtunity to do it so that we can prove those that think this wrong!

 

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Aniya Hall's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:04 PM

Women are mistreated based on their gender and their knowledge. Some women are forced to have babies and some are forced not to have them. Did you know that India have a bride burning and every two hours women have acid thrown onto their faces. This is important to me because i am a female but im also a young lady. I do not agree with this unfair cruel treatment. 

Robyn DeAbreu's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Women can do anything men can do. There are many campaigns worldwide to raise awareness about gender inequality and they have millions of supporters. The empowerment of women is the solution to the end of gender inequality. The authors of Half The Sky promote the empowerment of women to help decrease human trafficking, honor killings, genital mutilation, as well as many other things.

hannah's curator insight, April 27, 2014 9:21 PM

 found this article to produce intersting results . It gives apublic view of private thinking about women verse men's oles and rights. While we often of the inequality exmaples of such things as  baby girls in China being mistreated or killed or boys being fed more in Indian. We tend to think the more western world holds women to different standards, this google seach research project from the United Nations demonstrated that there remains unequalities among the thinking of various educated and urban minds of both men but even very much so in women proving feminist movement remain important in promoting change.in this pattern of social thinking.