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Post #7 on Gender is due Sunday, March 31st.

We had such an excellent discussion around Gender Issues in our last class, I am excited to read what you have to say.

I am extending the deadline for the post to March 31 because I did not post guidelines earlier, and I want you to enjoy your break.

Below is the reading list from the syllabus. There are a lot of interesting and illuminating articles and links about gender.

Also, did you know that an Iranian American woman won an Oscar for her film, “Period. End of Sentence”, about girls who make their own sanitary napkins so they can go to school. It is now on Netflix. I haven’t seen it yet, but hope to during the remainder of the break. You might want to take a look at it. And, you can look for other episodes of Girl Rising, the film we began to watch in class. Most of the episodes are less than 15 minutes.

Readings for the Week from our Syllabus

Gender Equalityhttp://www.unfpa.org/gender-equality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(this article has a lot of excellent global examples)

Women in Developing Countries, by the European Commissionhttp://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/flash/fl_372_en.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

The Condition of Women in Developed and Developing Countieshttp://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_11_02_06_cohen.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (good ‘snapshots’ of some work accomplished – case studies):http://www.unfpa.org/gender-equality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Why Gender Equality Stalled, from the New York Times Opinion Sectionhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/why-gender-equality-stalled.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Gender and Sustainable Developmenthttp://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/gender-equality/gender-and-sustainable-development.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Gender, Democratic Governance, and Peacebuilding: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/gender-equality/gender-governance-and-peacebuilding.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Girls Who Code, interview with the author: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-girls-who-code-ceo-0829-story.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

TED Talk – Young Muslim woman talking about the role of women in Islam  -15 minutes: https://www.ted.com/talks/alaa_murabit_what_my_religion_really_says_about_women (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site

POST GUIDELINES & GRADING RUBRIC

For your post, think about some of the issues we discussed in class, and some we may not have. For example: One small group mentioned the ‘beauty industry’ and expectations that women feel they must live up to. Or, we never talked about gender-biased clothing. Blue for boys, pink for girls. Super hero shirts for boys, making them believe they can do anything, and Princesses for girls, who are pretty and should find princes. However, I’m happy to see that some of the new animated Disney films have princesses who do not need a prince, and they find happiness and purpose in other things.

  • Pick an aspect of gender you’d like to address. Explain it. Remember the Ws and the H. What, Why, Where, When, How to help you craft your explanation. (2 points)
  • Find three (3) articles or links that address the issue – you can use the ones above, and of course you can find others. Include your sources/links/articles. (1 point)
  • Write about 500 words on your topic.
  • Use examples from your readings to illustrate and strengthen your argument. (3 points)
  • Make connections between gender and the SDGs. (3 points)
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