P4C: Gender and Work
Questions generated, using the stimuli of images of people doing non-stereotypical jobs.
- In the olden days, why did people think that men could do more jobs than women?
- Why are men more likely to do DIY than women?
- Why do more women than men do the housework?
- Do you think that men and women should have equal rights to choose a job?
- Should women be able to do the same roles as men in the army?
- What would you do if your rights changed and you were not able to do your job?
Chosen question: Should women be able to do the same roles as men in the army?
Key points of discussion:
- Women should have the same rights as men.
- Women are as strong as men.
- Women can do the same jobs as men.
- Both men and women are humans, so they should be treated the same.
- It wouldn’t be fair if they had to do different roles.
- Men shouldn’t tell women what to do.
- All the girls in this class could be in the army if they wanted to be. They could all do any sport too (link to ‘This Girl Can’ campaign).
- Men and women are the same. They can do the same jobs. Women don’t have to do the housework.
- It’s good for women to go into the army as they can learn how to defend themselves and get fit.
- It’s not just about strength; you have to be fast and athletic.
- There should be a mixture of men and women on the frontline. We are all human, we’re just different genders.