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10 Things That American Women Could Not Do Before the 1970s - Ms. Magazine Blog

10 Things That American Women Could Not Do Before the 1970s - Ms. Magazine Blog | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
In the 1970s, Irish women could not own their own home or even go to a pub. They could not sit on a jury or refuse to have sex with their husbands. We learned all this in Irish Central’s charming post, “How things have changed – ten things that Irish women could not do in …
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24 Illustrations That Portray Modern Society Satirically

24 Illustrations That Portray Modern Society Satirically | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
What’s wrong with today’s society is a popular topic of discussion these days. Usually, technology is at the heart of the issue, but illustrators John Holc
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The Bot Politic

The Bot Politic | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Jacqueline Feldman, the creator of a chatbot called Kai, discusses the dangers of imposing human notions of gender on our technologies.
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Can a Robot Join the Faith?

Can a Robot Join the Faith? | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Avi Steinberg reports on the recent awarding of Saudi citizenship to an android named Sophia, which raises a strange and unexpectedly pressing theological question.
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Don't fear superintelligent AI

Don't fear superintelligent AI | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don't need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays our worst (sci-fi induced) fears about superintelligent computers by explaining how we'll teach, not program, them to share our human values. Rather than worry about an unlikely existential threat, he urges us to consider how artificial intelligence will enhance human life.
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present,
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The Economist explains: What is the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims? | The Economist

The Economist explains: What is the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims?  | The Economist | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
CLASHES between Islam's two big sects, the Sunni and the Shia, take place across the Muslim world. In the Middle East a potent mix of religion and politics has sharpened the divide between Iran’s Shia government and the Gulf states, which have Sunni governments.
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GLT: Getting Started

GLT: Getting Started | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Google Lit Trips, educational nonprofit, award winning, educational technology, place based storytelling, reading about reading
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The amazing story of Ruby Bridges

The amazing story of Ruby Bridges | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
The people I passed every morning as I walked up the school steps were full of hate. They were white, but so was my teacher, who couldn't have been more different from them. She was one of the most loving people I had ever known.
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Women who changed the world

Literary mastery, pioneering science, life-saving discoveries and actions for peace and human rights – achievements of women around the world awarded th
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Women Are Standing Up Against Mansplaining BS

Women Are Standing Up Against Mansplaining BS | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
This video by Attn: defines the term "mansplaining" and how women are standing up against it.
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63 Genders ― A New Perspective on Sex and Gender

63 Genders ― A New Perspective on Sex and Gender | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Sex is biological. Gender is social. By breaking down some basic traits of attraction and expression we create a list of 63 genders from these combinations.
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11 Ordinary Things Women Weren’t Allowed To Do In The ’50s And ’60s

11 Ordinary Things Women Weren’t Allowed To Do In The ’50s And ’60s | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
In school, we all learned about how hard women worked to earn their right to vote during the suffrage movement, before the constitutional amendment was finally passed in 1920. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to an entire gender being faced with oppression over the years. We’re obviously stil
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Kids Learn Sexism Very Early. Here’s How Parents Can Help Them Unlearn It.

Kids Learn Sexism Very Early. Here’s How Parents Can Help Them Unlearn It. | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Our culture constantly tells kids that boys are different from—and better than—girls. Unless parents intervene, kids will believe it.
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The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem

The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.
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You do not need to have a Weinstein sexually abuse at work...
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Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest - BBC News

Boys at Exeter academy wear skirts in uniform protest - BBC News | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
They wanted to wear shorts, but were told that breached their school's uniform policy.
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Ida Tin’s Battle to Build Clue, a Period-Tracking App

Ida Tin’s Battle to Build Clue, a Period-Tracking App | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Lindsay Gellman reports on Clue, a period-tracking app, and why products by and for women have received comparatively little attention from tech investors.
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Sunnis and Shia: Islam's ancient schism - BBC News

Sunnis and Shia: Islam's ancient schism - BBC News | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
What are the differences between Sunnis and Shia?
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The data behind Hollywood's sexism

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Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women -- and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers. She shares hard data behind gender bias in Hollywood, where on-screen males outnumber females three to one (and behind-the-camera workers fare even worse.)
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Welcome to GLT

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The Complete IB Extended Essay Guide: Examples, Topics, and Ideas

Want help on the IB Extended Essay? Here's our complete guide, full of example ideas, essay topics, timeline, step by step plans to get a great score on your essay.
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How to get better at the things you care about

How to get better at the things you care about | IB English Ideas and Issues | Scoop.it
Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that's work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you're moving forward.
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