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Fighting Against the Media's War on Body Positivity

Fighting Against the Media's War on Body Positivity | 401 | Scoop.it
To deviate from the standard of beauty that is celebrated by the media is not rebellion, it is nature -- but to accept and embrace our own natural individuality has been deemed nothing less than a thought crime...
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About Us – GoldieBlox

About Us – GoldieBlox | 401 | Scoop.it
Toys for future innovators At GoldieBlox, our goal is to get girls building. We’re here to help level the playing field in every sense of the phrase. By tapping
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have a clear sense of identity and belonging;
o feel empowered to participate positively in their communities;
o understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens of local, national and global
communities.

 

Some definitions
Civics is concerned with knowing and understanding the formal structures and processes of
government and with knowing and understanding the rights and duties of people who live
together in a civil society.
Citizenship is the state of being a member of a particular country (thinking, acting, belonging
and believing) and having rights and responsibilities because of that membership.
Civics and citizenship education (CCE) is concerned with equipping students with the
decision-making skills, values, attitudes, information and understanding th

 

 

using students’ interest in television to develop an informed and critical attitude to the
medium and the message it presents;

 

shape of Australia

page 18-19 cross curriculum 

definitions

 

Civics and Citizenship is particularly suited to developing students’ ability to think
creatively and critically about political and social issues. This should include
opportunities to generate ideas, imagine possibilities and consider alternatives, apply
logical and inventive reasoning, draw conclusions and design a course of action against a
backdrop of environmental and social needs and concerns. Critical and creative thinking
will be developed through topics featuring questions that do not have obvious or
straightforward answers. The Civics and Citizenship curriculum will stimulate students to
think creatively about the impact that civic issues have on our lives, how they might be
addressed, and about possible, probable and preferred futures

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Tony Abbott unveils experienced, male-dominated cabinet

Tony Abbott unveils experienced, male-dominated cabinet | 401 | Scoop.it
Mathias Cormann and Barnaby Joyce among winners, while Arthur Sinodinos is passed over for finance portfolio
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Goldie Blox Smashes Gender Binary in Empowering Superbowl Ad - One Equal World

Goldie Blox Smashes Gender Binary in Empowering Superbowl Ad - One Equal World | 401 | Scoop.it
During the 2014 Superbowl, Goldie Blox had a chance to steal the show momentarily with a compelling commercial about its newest empowering toys.
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Film study: Men talk and women show skin - USATODAY.com

Film study: Men talk and women show skin - USATODAY.com | 401 | Scoop.it
Males have two-thirds of speaking roles, while females are more likely to appear nude.
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Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment

Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment | 401 | Scoop.it

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That are probably more than ten principles, but these made sense. Checking for differences was the one that stood out. All students are different and all teachers are different. That factors into the assessment process to some extent.

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2 People Described The Same Person To A Forensic Artist And This Is What Happened

2 People Described The Same Person To A Forensic Artist And This Is What Happened | 401 | Scoop.it
How he did this will surprise you.
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What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It

What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It | 401 | Scoop.it
What do "Up" "Toy Story" "Gladiator," and "Fight Club" all have in common?
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Book: Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality

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mmJoin our campaign to publish the book we wish our own teachers—and our children's teachers—had well-thumbed copies of in their classrooms.


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Gender bias: why appearance focus fuels sexism in media

Gender bias: why appearance focus fuels sexism in media | 401 | Scoop.it
Much has been written in the past few days about the legacy of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, including many mentions of her hair. It is difficult to imagine similar attention being…
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Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing?

Why do we find muscular women wildly perplexing? | 401 | Scoop.it
We don’t see many muscular women in popular culture – and the display of much heavier and obviously stronger female bodies can be overwhelming or shocking. Professional tennis playing sisters Serena and…
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Girls Make Higher Grades than Boys in All School Subjects, Analysis Finds

Girls Make Higher Grades than Boys in All School Subjects, Analysis Finds | 401 | Scoop.it
Despite the stereotype that boys do better in math and science, girls have made higher grades than boys throughout their school years for nearly a century.
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Abbott unveils ‘cohesive, effective’ new cabinet

Abbott unveils ‘cohesive, effective’ new cabinet | 401 | Scoop.it
Updated | Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has confirmed there will be significant changes to his cabinet in government, elevating senator Mathias Cormann to the position of minister for finance and Andrew Robb to minister for trade.
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Jon Stewart Highlights The Blatant Sexism In Politics And The Media’s Double-Standard

Jon Stewart Highlights The Blatant Sexism In Politics And The Media’s Double-Standard | 401 | Scoop.it
On Tuesday night's episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart devoted an extended-length segment of the show to the media's treatment of women in politics.
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Gender, Sexualization, and Rolling Stone » Sociological Images

Gender, Sexualization, and Rolling Stone » Sociological Images | 401 | Scoop.it
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Feminist History Lesson: Who Gloria Steinem Is And Why She's An Awesome Role Model

Feminist History Lesson: Who Gloria Steinem Is And Why She's An Awesome Role Model | 401 | Scoop.it
Here's a little background about the feminist icon for ya.
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Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o's Speech On Beauty That Left An Entire Audience Speechless

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o's Speech On Beauty That Left An Entire Audience Speechless | 401 | Scoop.it
Lupita Nyong’o deserves all the awards in the universe for this speech.
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Feminist Perspectives on Objectification (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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Moreover, feminists like Bartky and Bordo have argued that women are objectified through being excessively preoccupied with their appearance. 

 

Kant defines prostitution as the offer for profit of one's person for another's sexual gratification. A person, Kant holds, cannot allow others to use her body sexually in exchange for money without losing her humanity and becoming an object.

 

For instance, these feminists claim that women in the pornographic industry consent to be used as objects simply out of lack of options available to them within our patriarchal society. Women's consent, therefore, is not true consent. MacKinnon writes: ‘The sex is not chosen for the sex. Money is the medium of force and provides the cover of consent’ 

 

In a similar manner, MacKinnon blames pornography for teaching its consumers that women exist to be used by men

Moreover, MacKinnon notes, women in pornography are presented as enjoying how they are being used and violated by men:

 

What matters, rather, is that men and boys learn about sex primarily through pornography. Pornography passes the message to its audience that women are objects readily available for men's consumption (Langton 1993, 312).

 

No doubt mass culture is in various ways an obstacle to sexual equality, but the most popular forms of that culture—the view of women presented in soap operas and commercials, for example—are much greater obstacles to that equality than the dirty films watched by a small minority’ (R. Dworkin 1993, 36). 

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Why free market will not fix problems with teachers and teaching

Why free market will not fix problems with teachers and teaching | 401 | Scoop.it
Over the past few years there has been growing concern with and focus on the quality of teachers in Australia. There have been a range of simplistic, unproven or disproved remedies promoted by various bodies to 'fix' teachers and teaching.
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Choosing sport is not easy for women in a society obsessed with body image

Choosing sport is not easy for women in a society  obsessed with body image | 401 | Scoop.it
Recent Winter Olympic sporting success raises critical questions about the limits of national campaigns‘ ability to translate gold medal “inspiration” into everyday participation for women and girls in…
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Ladies’ night at the Walkleys for women in media

Ladies’ night at the Walkleys for women in media | 401 | Scoop.it
The future of news in Australia is in good hands. Last night’s Walkley Awards in Brisbane showcased the very best of Australian journalism, and highlighted in particular the depth of female talent now…
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