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Polly Dolly (Or, Of Boys & Dolls)

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In 1972, the Ms. Foundation for Women produced Free to Be… You and Me, an illustrated book and record album set. Initiated by Marlo Thomas, the mission of the Free to Be… You and Me project was to provide healthy messages refuting and rejecting gender stereotypes while encouraging the positive and empowering post-1960s ideas of gender equality, individuality, comfort with one’s identity, and tolerance. Using her celebrity clout, Marlo Thomas got a number of her celebrity friends to create, write, and perform the modern day lessons to children in song and story form. No doubt the hope was that the parents and other adults in children’s lives were listening — and learning — too.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 15, 2014 4:31 PM

Remember "William Wants A Doll"? I do.


Plus, the story of my dad's doll.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 15, 2014 4:33 PM
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Gender Gap Index

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Seth Dixon's insight: 

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Scandinavia is the place to be.  This interactive map uses data that was compiled from an index to measure gender equality in health, access to education, economic participation and political engagement. 


The four highest ranked countries in the world, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) are all in Scandinavia. 


Thanks to the Guardian Datablog, you can download all of the data in a spreadsheet to map on your own.

 

This interactive map is excellent, but a more expanded series of maps concerning gender (in)equality in the world regarding the status of women can be found on the WomanStats project page. 



 


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xavia's comment, April 10, 2014 12:38 AM
gender gap chloropleth
Chris Plummer's curator insight, January 29, 2015 8:30 AM

Summary- This map shows the equality of genders through their economic participation,  health, and access to education. In many poorer places you can see there is a much greater gender gap than in places like scandinavia where there isn't much of a gap at all. I

 

Insight- In Unit 3 one of the main subjects was gender. This chloropleth map shows the relationship between states and their equality among genders. It is easy to tell that in most undeveloped countries there is a much larger gender gap than more developed ones.

Gareth Jukes's curator insight, May 27, 2015 10:37 AM

Gender Inequality Index-

This article explains the places and locations of gender inequality, and how most of this is densely kept in Africa, where most men are more powerful than women. It also shows how in more developed countries, their is gender equality, and with it better economy.

This article shows gender inequality index by the map and information displaying how gender inequality is located more in developing countries. And gender equality is placed in developed countries.

 

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The hidden Cost for men of Not Being Willing to Feel" An intimate, feminist powerful vision..

The hidden Cost for men of Not Being Willing to Feel" An intimate, feminist powerful vision.. | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

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"But Why Is It So Hard for Dudes to Feel?"

 

"Contrary to some big generalizations out there, men do in fact feel, but most men were trained as little boys by the “boy code” not to feel.

They were trained and taught to suck it up, not to cry. For example, as a boy I was trained by my dad and my culture to not feel. To feel meant I would be judged as a wimp, a girl, or even gay. (As if girls or gay people are somehow bad?)

 

So men do feel. It’s just challenging for many men to know what they are feeling.

 

So it’s understandable why many men don’t allow themselves to feel and can’t even identify a feeling. Many adult men are still very scared to feel their feelings because if they do, their fear is they will be judged as not manly, acting like a girl or being weak or gay.

 

So, most men never venture out beyond the shoreline and certainly don’t look below the surface. Therefore, many men remain locked up, shut down, and not free."

 

"The Cost of Not Being Willing to Feel"

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