Tagged With "Gender"

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Re: MY PLAN

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
These are good questions I'm excited to see what the answers are
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Re: MY PLAN

Wow these are really insightful questions! I haven't recognized many gender stereotypes in Canada mainly because I never thought about it too much. I'm excited for you to ask your mentor questions and I'm interested in the answers. Good luck with your project!
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Re: MY PLAN

These are really good questions to be asking and things that we should be thinking about in our daily lives. It is important for us as people to recognize when we are wrongfully gender stereotyping if we wish to grow as a society and move past problems like this. I look forwards to hearing what her answers are good luck!
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Re: MY PLAN

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
May be you can ask her on the affirmative actions taken by the government to fight it?
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This United Nations human development report is really cool! It would be interesting if you did an analysis of the information in the index you found. What really surprised me is that even in the countries with the highest human development not everyone had a secondary education. And then when you get to the countries with a lower human development it's really disheartening how many people don't have access to education. One of my favourite documentaries is Girl Rising. It's about the...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

This is a really interesting project you are working on! It is quite a huge task to have gender equality in a country. If I were you I'd probably look at the happiest/most peaceful countries in the world and what they have done to make it like that. I'm sure the happiest countries are the ones who have made changes for the best. I'm grade 6 I read up on China and how each family could only have one child. They always wanted boys because they could do work and carry along the families name.
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Sarah Tylor (Mentor) ·
This is a really interesting and difficult topic! The chart you provided has surprising information. I'm curious if all countries consider gender equality the same? What some may consider equal, perhaps others may not, which may inadvertently end up contributing to inequality. I think citizens can help by being considerate & respectful of each other, and seeing men & women not necessarily the same but as equals. Men & women each have different things to contribute and we should...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Former Member ·
I think this is a very interesting question and an important topic to explore. I think one major problem when it comes to gender equality that we don't often talk about that occurs in first world countries people dramatizing the gender issues that we face. While countries like Canada do face gender issues they are in no way as severe as in other countries, and I feel as though if people really want to fight the gender cause they need to be looking at other countries and not focusing on the...
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

https://www.ted.com/talks/mich...veryone_men_included ^an interesting tedtalk on gender equality you may like to watch
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

Kaltuma Abdi ·
This is a very challenging but also interesting topic.Gender inequality is a big problem that many countries are facing.I think government can assist by educating citizens why gender equality is important in society.Personally i would look at the developed countries and find out what steps they have taken to get far without discriminating both men and women.I believe in developed countries men and women contribution is considered so this step might be a help in your research.
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Re: INQUIRY QUESTION!

One thing to consider on this chart, Victor, is that by virtue of the fact that mothers are the ones who have to give birth (at least at this point in history! ) and are the ones who are nursing their young, a difference of 10% isn't really all that much within a whole nation of working people. There would always be, a portion of the population, among child-bearing aged people, home taking care of young ones. So in the case where the women are participating in the employment sector in the...
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Re: Gender Inequality

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This actually a very interesting topic to work on, its also very broad topic which i have been working for quite some time, i will be very glad if we worked together, we can always link up here. I think the best way to do this is to start a private message here in BE where we can always help each other out before we do our posts! I love this project!
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Re: Gender Inequality

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
That is a very interesting topic,especially because it is a very common issue.In my own opinion i think how the government and society can establish and uphold gender equality is working together,by this i mean the society should promote equality among-est themselves by respecting each others opinions,ideas,culture,talent,dressing,mannerisms,religion,desires and so much despite their gender.The government can come up with policies that promote and uphold gender equality,organize rallies and...
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Re: Gender Inequality

This is a very interesting field of research. The African continent has diverse cultures which are different but also have certain similarities. What do you think the culture has to do with the problem of gender inequality? Talking about the government, do you think the government in some countries have played part in bringing in gender inequality? It would be really interesting if you looked into that because there are so many things that affect gender equality in many countries in the world.
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Re: Gender Inequality

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
its quite a good project.i suggest that you look at the different organizations that have come up to fight for gender equality.also look at some of the things you think are the effects of gender inequality.also,look at some instances where you think that gender equality has not been achieved e.g in the government of various countries.
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Re: Gender Inequality

I am very interested in your question, Dale, especially as there is an inherent contradiction within the government of first world countries when they espouse equality but do not model it in the lived reality of their governmental infrastructures. You might find it helpful in your research internet searches to use the term "affirmative action policies in government". Affirmative action means giving an advantage to under-represented groups within an employment or government sector. Good luck...
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Re: Gender Inequality

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
An interesting topic of study you have there Dale. Each and every gender should be given equal opportunities in all fields. This is something that everyone should be fighting for. Otherwise, its a good work that you are truly doing there. Congratulations.
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Re: Gender Inequality

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Sex difference in education are a type of sex discrimination in the education system affecting both men and women during and after their educational experiences. Men are more likely to be literate on a global average, although women are more prevalent at higher educated in some countries and even in Kenya. I think to stop this the government especially the President must appoint a cabinet secretary to deal with this kid of activity. Actually this corruption!!!!!!!
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Re: Gender Inequality

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
Cool project.However, try to identify any cases of gender inequality.Also, discuss its effects on members of the society.
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Re: Gender different part 2

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) ·
I never really figured that stereotypes would have that much truth to them. Really interested to see what else you find out!
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Re: Gender different part 2

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
It makes sense that the stereotypes assigned to our genders would have some truth to them, as they must have stemmed from somewhere. However, make sure to remember that the "women are better at this and men are better at this" type of thinking should always be specified as "general", as you will always find both genders in all of the categories. Do you know why it is that males brains tend to be bigger? Does it have any influence on their thinking patterns or neurological connections?
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Re: Gender different part 2

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
That's really interesting! What do you think affects the personality side of women and men? Because personalities really differ between genders. thinking about the transgender presentation at the school last week i am wondering about the brain functions of someone who is biologically male but identifies as a female, or vice versa. What brain activity would they have? did you go to this presentation? if not let me know and i can pass of some information about it, i think that perspective...
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Re: Gender different part 2

Ha! That's some awesome stuff! It's pretty humbling to see, as Taylor and Haleigh pointed out, that these stereotypes are actually true. Are you planning on exploring how exactly the cultural and biological differences tie together? It would be interesting to see a post that compares the two. (Also make sure you cite the magazine a bit more! Do you know the issue number?)
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Re: The Burn

I see where you're going with this, and I see you've put a lot of thought into this comment, but I may have to disagree. I understand what you mean by the goodness in both genders, and how there are qualities in one that may not be in the other. I just believe they aren't comparable in the way you're looking at it as being. If women and men were treated 100% equal, the two genders still wouldn't be equal. There are biological 'tasks' assigned to each gender, evolutionary differences built...
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Re: The Burn (week 5)

Gender equity may be possible but I think it's very hard to change the psychological view of seeing one gender as more superior to the other.Up until now many women still see men as more superior to them
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Re: The Burn (week 5)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I very much agree with you Desi.....in the current world we are in today gender equity has always been one of the problems posed in the world .....but I think that in future generations.....this will begin to change.
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Re: Interesting!Gender stereotype in books

First of all, awesome project! It seems in the West there is a new generation emerging where there are stay at home fathers and woman going into a trade as a profession. A website that could help you out is Because I am a girl. Good luck on your research.
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Re: Interesting!Gender stereotype in books

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
It's interesting to think about why gender stereotypes exist at all. If you trace things backwards in time towards the Neolithic Evolution, that explains many things. Before the development of agriculture, men and women were valued fairly equally in society. Communities survived on a hunt/gather type of lifestyle, where men and women participated equally and women were considered very important because of the rearing of children. When agriculture developed, there was a labour division...
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Re: Interesting!Gender stereotype in books

Former Member ·
Very interesting topic! I'd like to see more of this stereotype breakdown in our generation, epecially in the future generations. How are you planning to do the research from this point on? Are you going to find a way to apply this somehow?
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

I'm so excited for this Juolin!! For part 3, do you have any ideas for what kind of survey or experiment you might want to do? What do you hope to accomplish with that step? How and by what standards will you be comparing it to your research? Can't wait
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Thank you for commenting! and sorry for replying so late. For new I haven't make up my mind about what exactly I will be surveying or experimenting. But what I do know is I want to base all my survey or experiment on my research, on what I discover through the time. I want to take the knowledge I learn and try to apply it in real life. And that is what all the 3 step of my project is about, to prove that whether if my research could make sense in real life! I don't want my project to be an...
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Re: Project Plan: Gender

That sounds great!! I love that you are aiming to create a deeper meaning (or any meaning at all) out of your project, and that you want to connect it to real-life. So excited!!!!
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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 1)

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
That is a very interesting idea, I will defiantly look into that! What I'm thinking now is that the two factors: biological and cultural is tightly link together, one influence another and it's just like a ongoing cicely that make the female and male so different today. This is just a though that I have, I will post the true answer if I find it one day! Thank you for wondering.
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Re: GENDER STEREOTYPES

its kinda decreasing because of this organisations campaigning and preaching to people to be equal
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Re: GENDER STEREOTYPES

Elinor Atkins (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I feel that we may be in a better place with gender stereotypes today and it is probably not as harsh now as it was long ago, and as Brian has said there is a lot being done through out the world about gender equality & fluidity and the movement to eliminate gender stereotypes and sexism, but I believe that it hasn't decreased a tremendous amount. We are far off from getting to place where both genders will be equal, in my opinion, as long as the media and society continue portraying men...
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Re: GENDER STEREOTYPES

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Personally, I think that as we're breaking down old stereotypes, we're inevitably creating new ones in the process. Though humans have always used stereotypes, the "stereotype" in itself is a relatively new thing. It simply means the mass generalization of something that's considered different. I'm aware that the majority of people around the world are fighting for gender equality but I don't think that mankind can ever escape gender stereotyping. It's also important to not mix the two...
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Re: Gender Different part 1

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
It is very true that women get very depressed than men because they undergo many tough times.This includes giving birth which is not an easy process and in some places some girls are made to undergo female genital mutilation which affects them physically,mentally and most of all emotionally.This leads to depression eventually some succumb to death.However men also get some depression because in most families men act as the bread winners working tirelessly to provide for the family.
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Re: Gender Different part 1

Tasha Mwangi (Loise) ·
it might be true that women experience more emotion than men but it will also depend in the environment one is living in and ability to cope with different situations.some are born with very different characteristics that make them behave similarly like men.
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Re: Gender Different part 1

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
A woman suffers more from mental problems example stress.
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Re: QUESTIONS TO ASK THE WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OF COUNTY ASSEMBLY

https://feminist.org/blog/inde...-women-11k-per-year/
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Re: QUESTIONS TO ASK THE WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OF COUNTY ASSEMBLY

I'm pleased to see you used a few of my questions! As for the question about the easiest way to conduct the interview, here are a few tips to use in your interview: - try not to force your own opinions on her. If you're looking for what she thinks, try to simply state the question and only give clarifying responses - nothing that gives her an idea of your own opinion. (unless she asks for yours of course) - I've found that in interviews, often the person I'm interviewing will either show...
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Re: QUESTIONS TO ASK THE WOMAN REPRESENTATIVE OF COUNTY ASSEMBLY

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
I like these questions, but you might want to mention who suggested or contributed the student questions. I love your questions!! For the question regarding gender bias in textbooks, you might want t have some specific examples prepared in case the woman representative is not aware of such biases. I also suggest clarifying what you mean by affirmative action, as I'm a bit confused by what this question is about. Good job, and good luck!
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Re: Gender Stereotyping - question

Former Member ·
the link attached is for a video explaining the gender pay gap. I'm not quite sure if it answers your question but it might be of interest to your project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7FiVslDWKY
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Re: Gender Stereotyping - question

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
IN MY OPINION nowadays women are looked on than men this is becoming serious .
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Re: Gender Stereotyping - Research

I saw a news article recently that showed that recently the salaries of male and female CEO's had shifted, and female CEO's where making significantly more money than males. This shift is recent, and I unfortunately cant find the article. I just thought it was a cool example of the reverse stereotype. The CEO positions are still heavily dominated by males, don't get me wrong, but females make a significantly higher salary.
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