Tagged With "Women"

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Re: The Burn

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Nice one,the reason I think it still happens is that people are holding on more on their tradition than they should,I also support you theresa on that,creating awareness can move people's perspectives!
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Re: The Burn

Yo are quite correct,it all starts with the change of perspectives and that's where many people go wrong they just cant change their point of view and tend to hang on to their cultural values and this does not only apply to men but also to the women we are trying to empower.This is the problem we first need to overcome and then gender equality and gender justice will be possible
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Re: PART 1 OF CONTEXUAL ANALYSIS ON THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE. ROLE OF WOMEN

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
why do u think the society some times looks down on women? we ladies also contribute to this when we allow the slogan of ladies first,which shows that we are inferior to men.
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Re: PART 1 OF CONTEXUAL ANALYSIS ON THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE. ROLE OF WOMEN

This isn't something I have ever given much thought to outside of what we learn in school, but I feel like it's something that a lot of people can relate to, and that it's important to compare societies over time. There are so many stereotypes nowadays, that it seems that there are still people who view women like they did in the old days, which wasn't with a lot of respect. That's just a personal view though. Good luck on your project.
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Re: PART 1 OF CONTEXUAL ANALYSIS ON THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE. ROLE OF WOMEN

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
It's a very interesting topic,keep in touch because am working on my project plan,I have recently posted,I hope you get to learn a lot
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Anthony Gakuru (Mentor) ·
In response to your query, I think the issue of culture and the norms/traditions that govern the way communities in Kenya carryout themselves and their activities is a major concern as to why we haven't had a lady as our head of state. Most of the communities usually think that women have other chores to attend to rather than leadership it is their belief that men are the "head" as often quoted even in the scripture, so having a lady as the head is against their norms and way of doing...
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
I think we Kenyans needs to compare ourselves with other countries like Malawi and even Brazil where they had female president.not only the male who knows about development no! if so ask yourself how far have we go in raising our living standard?it up on the government to give ladies chance of campaigning to become parastatols.i think ladies have the passion to move this country ahead than men because they hate corruption.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Hmm I almost feel you could actually find out in a controlled experiment. It's worth looking into I think.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

How would you define social participation?
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Re: THINK ABOUT THIS

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I love your question Victor. I think this is very interesting! But before we talk about a female President, I'm wondering in Kenya if there's ever a female candidate of President. I know in my home country Taiwan, there wasn't ever a female candidate of President until a couple years ago. So if there's not even a female candidate how could the women show their support, and vote for her? In the other hand I think there's still people who are stock in the old traditional stereotype and...
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Re: The Burn: week 5 cycle 2

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
that is right and is proven right by mother parents.
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Re: The Burn: week 5 cycle 2

Former Member ·
I think women are by nature made to be more sensitive than men .
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Re: The Burn: week 5 cycle 2

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
i tend to think it has a positive impact in women; by changing their pace shows how cautious the are and this might help them avoid getting in trouble
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Re: The Burn: week 5 cycle 2

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think woman’s lack of self confidence came from both culture(history) and their chemical makeup. However I think it started with woman’s nature less of self confidence, and that automatically made man the dominate side in the society, so woman involuntary become the weaker character. Therefore tell new this become a reality that’s very hard to be broken.
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Re: Gender Different: Things I wonder

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
Men tend to outperform women involving spatial tasks and motor skills - such as map reading - while women tend to better in memory tests, such as remembering words and faces, and social cognition tests, which try to measure empathy and “emotional intelligence”.i will follow your blog to know more about this.
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Re: Gender Different: Things I wonder

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
i think they don't experience the same emotions because women are light hear ted than men ,in thinking they think the same because they are all humans but in learning men learn fast than women but i see women women are very good in remembering than men in my opinion,women also perform best in languages than men while men perform best in sciences than girls,i think women does best in their work than men, of course yeah! example are like driving,office work i.e driving i have not heard of an...
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Re: Gender Different: Things I wonder

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Interesting questions. It would be interesting to see how their answers coordinate with stereotypes and common perceptions of man vs. woman.
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Re: Gender Different: Things I wonder

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I tend to think women and men are both affected by emotions but men tend not to show out that they are depressed.
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Re: GENDER INEQUALITY

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Interesting topic. Where did you get this information? A lot of this seems to be based on personal opinion. Did you ask someone you knew, is this something you've seen, or did you research it? Have men applied for money and been refused because of their gender, or because their ideas weren't good enough to get funding?
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Re: GENDER INEQUALITY

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
The issue of gender equity is one that is being discussed widely in the world. I'm also interested to know where your source for the information stating that "we have women representatives in the government but we don't have men representatives." Contrastingly, I've found sources which state that "women in Kenya are underrepresented in decision-making positions. They also have less access to education, land, and employment." https://www.usaid.gov/kenya/ge...ns-empowerment-kenya...
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Re: GENDER INEQUALITY

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
I found your research really interesting, as most people I know have different views on the topic. I remember reading somewhere that Kenya's parliament has 19.7% of its parliament seats represented by women. Here are a couple of sites for you to look at: http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm http://www.unicef.org/infobyco...enya_statistics.html http://www.genderindex.org/country/kenya I'm interested to see where you go with your research.
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Re: The Burn

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
You know so many people might be wondering why am so much into working on this project,and after working and fighting to see both genders treated equally and yet am a guy,in our family I have five sisters and know brother thus am fighting for women rights as I would not wish my sisters be treated inferior because of there gender....I must find a solution for the end of the error of gender stereotypes ,am passionate about this Audrey Heath
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Re: GENDER INEQUALITY

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I find this very interesting because most gender equality problem we usually find in the world (from the past till now) is people favouring the male instead of female. I'm wondering if it's a sing of change, the change that could potentially lead into a good balance of equality between male and female in the future. And now is the transition period, and people are still trying to find a out the balance by trying out now somethings.
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Re: QUESTION INQUIRY/THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE A CONTEXUAL REVIEW

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
I think now in the kenyan government they have taken control issues about early marriages,F.G.M and about giving the girl child more opportunities than boy child forename if a girl gets a C+ in the KCSE she goes to the universities unlike boys.
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Re: QUESTION INQUIRY/THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE A CONTEXUAL REVIEW

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Even today the statistics shows that the boys were preferred most than the girls for example during the coming of the Europeans the boys were taken to Europe where they were educated on how to rule the society.the only work that was left to be done by girls was cooking and so on.it is up on of our country to prove that by working extra hard with the women representatives to ensure that girls are not neglected.
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Re: QUESTION INQUIRY/THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE A CONTEXUAL REVIEW

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I think whats holding woman back is the biases and old stereotype that goverment jobs are only a man's job. Once societies around the world start opening up to different possibilities, maybe this issue would be resolved
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Re: QUESTION INQUIRY/THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE A CONTEXUAL REVIEW

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I would think that having a woman in a position of political power would give her the ability to create change and would not maker her forget about the challenges girls face, but instead fight to change these things that affect(ed) her. Having more women in positions of power would give women a voice; therefore, I don't see how that could be a negative effect. This is a really interesting topic; I'm curious to know what your sources are
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Re: QUESTION INQUIRY/THE RIVER AND THE SOURCE A CONTEXUAL REVIEW

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
I'm a little bit confused on what you're trying to say here. You mention that a negative effect of feminism is fighting to make women equal to men. However, that is what feminism is - the equality of both genders, mainly raising females up to men in terms of equality. Getting women into high ranking positions isn't necessarily the main focus, but it isn't a bad one. It is possible that having a woman in a position of leadership could be beneficial to women in general, if they have feminist...
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

http://nairobinews.nation.co.k...-men-for-equal-work/
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I like reading all this! Really interesting.
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

That's an interesting point about the women empowerment programs. I think that either way it is good for women to have a place where they can talk about gender stereotyping and things of that sort, however having said that I think that often it is more a place of discussion than a place of change.
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Re: Update on gender stereotypes

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Mageto,nice research there.My problem is,are we more concentrating on girl child and forgetting the boy child on the other hand.Nowadays is kinda bothering when you come across a street girl rather than a street boy.Will it come a time when the boy child will be far much forgotten and we will be striving for their welfare like we are doing today with girl child?Let hope not but am afraid yes.I think it high time we be equalized.
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Re: THE HISTORY OF CHAUVINISM

Ben Laird (LFAS) ·
Hey Dale, I wonder how male chauvinism in Africa compares to chauvinism in north america. Maybe after you are done your next post on the comparisons between present and past you could look into my suggestion. P.S Just as a side note make sure to check the grammar in your posts before posting. Your spelling is great but sometimes (little mistakes don't apply) there are times when a word is misused or misplaced. Not so much that I can't understand but I this if you edit your work you will get...
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hi Aiesha! Hmmm, yep, this is a pretty interesting but important topic to look at. Makeup contains chemicals which some are worse than others and how it effects one in mental and physical health. Of course, some more than others, they can also impact what's left in the wallet. Whether it's the "dress to impress" or "because this is the style or else I won't be popular looking". The mindset changes and that is something pretty significant. Hope this link can help you out on your research!
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) ·
Interesting topic. You should consider researching how do trends start? Here is a website to get you started : http://womens-fashion.lovetokn...fashion-trends-start I know that when trends get started they usually only last for a bit or seasonally. For an example, some trends may only last a month or two. Where as some come back every season. I personally think flip flops are more trendy in the summer. Hopefully you will look into this and it helps!
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Re: Question: What Trends in fashion and beauty have occurred constantly throughout history and how has it affected the physical and mental health of women?

Hi Aiesha! I never really considered this topic before but I do realize not how intriguing it is to read about past beauty trends that are still apparent in today's world. I suggest researching the difference between the trends/ impact the trends have on woman on different places of the globe, and how their culture tends to effect the different stigmas their society may hold against woman. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/...um-180953971/?no-ist This is an interesting article regarding a...
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Re: What if women were the leaders in all the fields in the world?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hi Trizah! This is a pretty interesting question which i hope you can research and find lots on it! There are good and bad but who knows? Change could make things better. Here is a link to a study that may be helpful to you! https://hbr.org/2012/03/a-stud...-leadership-women-do http://www.forbes.com/sites/gl...-women/#7f33977c690c See where this goes! ~Jim CA
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Re: What if women were the leaders in all the fields in the world?

Today am talking about leadership. an effective modern leader requires a blend of intellectual quality the ability to think analytically, strategically and creatively and emotional. I meet far more women with this blend of quality than men. The vast majority of CEOs and senior executives are women.Most women bring to leadership a more complete range of quality.Modern leaders need self awareness,emotional attunement and authenticity. This contends that men overvalue their strengths from an...
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Re: What if women were the leaders in all the fields in the world?

I was fascinated by the statistics of your topic and research. I found this site that maybe you'd probably give a chance. https://www.summer.harvard.edu...lity-women-workplace The thing that worries me the most is that at first glance, this feels like another "why women is better than men" post. When deep down, I know that your topic is much more than statistics and surveys; being more of a report to woman standards and struggles in the work space. Good luck!
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Re: What if women were the leaders in all the fields in the world?

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
Hello there.To me I think that the world would not be the same because there would be greater contribution of ideas. This is Because men have got a different perspective of thinking with women but that is according to my own point of view. Nice time as you continue with the same.
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Re: What if women were the leaders in all the fields in the world?

Paul Kagiri (Tigithi) ·
hey.....for me i think, on this issue it depends on what one is doing and the altitude towards it. i think if women were on the front the world could be more worse because, most men do not obey women because they believe men to be the head of every thing.This applies in the bible that man is the head of woman and the woman is the helper of the man.
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Hi Stephen, I found your post really interesting! The statistic really shocked me. Just a little suggestion,I believe to make your post even more convincing and powerful putting on where you found the statist and who did the research will be helpful I am also really curious about what's happening to the women in the labour force nowadays. Are you gonna do some research about that?
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Wow those statistics really put things into perspective. Its interesting how in- grained it has become that women stay home and do house work while the men go out and make the money. Even just thinking about how foreign it is to me if my dad had stayed home and raised me and my siblings opposed to my mom. I think that at this point in time it is more versatile in terms of who stays home, if anyone does (mostly just talking about taking care of children and doing house work) Great research so...
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Thanks for your comment Juolin. I think it is not fair when women hold the same posts as men in jobs yet they are paid less or must have higher qualifications to participate in the same posts as men.
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Those statistics were admittedly pretty eye opening. Would it be possible to look at future predictions of the wage gap? It might aid your research to see if things are projected to get better or worse from in the future.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking #1

Hi Aiesha! Interesting connection you made here regarding the physical disadvantages of beauty trends and how it affects their work. I find it fascinating how even now we still see a lack of female leaders around the world. Many aspects of a woman's life will impede her ability to climb up the workforce and pursue a daunting career. I also can't help relating this to Hilary Clinton's loss in the election, perhaps this really proves we're not ready for a female leader. Moreover, were female...
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Danielle Campani (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This such a relevant topic to our society today, I find even in our household although my mom is quite an advocate for women's rights she isn't willing to do some of the more "manly" jobs around the house just cause of the convince of having a man around to do those jobs already. It'd be interesting to possibly survey households in fort langley or walnut grove to see if we really have become less sexist in households or if these values still continue today.
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
Hey Stephen, I really like where your research is going so far! Have you considered surveying different women? That way you could get first hand data about their opinions and experiences If you decide to https://www.surveymonkey.com is a great way to make one. Cant wait for the rest of your research.
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Re: WOMEN IN THE LABOUR FORCE

Hi Steve, it's a good thing to learn more about the position of women in the modern world. However, let me take you back a century ago in Africa. Long ago, before the colonial masters came to Africa, Africa is one of the continents that were known to have a system of labour division, that is, different kinds of chores were given to women while some others were given to men. In today's society, things have changed, it's not a wonder to find women in the military, it's not a surprise to find...
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Re: BACKGROUND ON ABUSES OF DISABLED WOMEN

Nice Triza i like your research about abuse in disabled women.I have learnt that women with disabilities have great trouble like those who are deaf and mute they can not call for help unlikely not understood.
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