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The Future of Gender


Background: It's a mistake to think that culture only means ethnicity, or race, or nationality.  Cultural groups are also based on gender.  One of the largest cultural groups in the world is women, but women, around the world, face many challenges that men don't.  We're going to learn a bit more about gender inequality as well as issues affecting teen girls in America today.  Some of the major work in this area about teen girls was done by Dr. Mary Pipher in her groundbreaking book, "Reviving Ophelia" published in 1995, but there is also a huge amount of research done by the United Nations Human Development Program that focuses on gender inequality and the American Association of University Women with problems of sexual harassment in public schools that we are going to examine through the links above.

Assignment: Go to the links above.  Find 10 facts that interest you from the links above concerning women in the world today.  Write them out here and then go to the link: to 'play the game'.  Follow the rules, choose categories, make choices and then discuss your answers here.  Comment on each other's work.



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Education, especially for girls, has social and economic benefits for society as a whole.
Educated women have more economic opportunities and engage more fully in public life.
Women who are educated tend to have fewer and healthier children, and they are more likely to attend school.
Education also increases the ability of women and girls to protect themselves against HIV.



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^^^those oppinions don't really surprise me at all, obvioulsy people who are educated are going to make better choices then uneducated women

1)Smoking has dropped among teenage boys, but risen among high school girls.
2)In Asia more often, girls tend to lose out. In some of these countries, only 75 girls are in school for every 100 boys.
3)Almost two thirds of the world's illiterate are women.
4)Out of the 550 million working poor in the world, an estimated 330 million, or 60 per cent, are women.
5)The difference is particularly evident in sub-Saharan Africa, where 84 per cent of women's non-agricultural employment is informal, compared to 63 per cent of men's.
6)the number of overweight adolescent girls doubled between 1994 and 1999, going from 7% of the population to 14%, with even more girls at risk
7)Furthermore, while cosmetic surgery among adults rose 25% from the previous year, representing a 173% jump since 1997, it dropped by 34% for teenagers after remaining level for the preceding five years



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^^^But i believe that uneducated people can make the same choices as someone who has an education its not necessarily only educated people who can make the right choices. we all mess up.

1. But 115 million children of primary school age are denied this right.
2. Almost two thirds of the world's illiterate are women.
3. The human rights of women workers are often overlooked or denied
4. Of the 15-24 year old young people living with HIV, 63 per cent live in sub-Saharan Africa and 21 per cent live in Asia-Pacific.
5. One-third of all women living with HIV are between the ages of 15 and 24.
6. In Ethiopia and some areas of West Africa, some girls get married as early as age 7.
7. Women who marry younger are more likely to be beaten or threatened, and more likely to believe that a husband might sometimes be justified in beating his wife.
8. Many men and women believe wife-beating is justified.
9. About 1 in 4 women are abused during pregnancy, which puts both mother and child at risk.
10. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, more than 80 per cent of those living with HIV are under the age of 30.

-- Edited by Amanda F at 18:49, 2008-06-12

-- Edited by Amanda F at 18:54, 2008-06-12




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"Has It Happened to Someone You Know:
Students are most likely to report that someone at
school has done the following to someone they
know personally:
Made sexual comments, jokes, gestures, or looks
(71 percent)
Said they were gay or lesbian (61 percent)
Spread sexual rumors about them (61 percent)
Touched, grabbed, or pinched them in a sexual
way (60 percent)

Intentionally brushed up against them in a sexualway (53 percent)

and this all happens in our own country. our schools should be a safe place to learn, not a place to get harrased. maybe stuff like this is why there is such a high drop out rate????

-- Edited by ErinFeeney at 18:53, 2008-06-12

-- Edited by ErinFeeney at 18:55, 2008-06-12



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In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, more than 80 per cent of those living with HIV are under the age of 30.

Almost two thirds of the world's illiterate are women.

Out of the 550 million working poor in the world, an estimated 330 million, or 60 per cent, are women.

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