Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Teacher Blog: Kathryn

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P4C: Gender and Work

Questions generated, using the stimuli of images of people doing non-stereotypical jobs.

  1. In the olden days, why did people think that men could do more jobs than women?
  2. Why are men more likely to do DIY than women?
  3. Why do more women than men do the housework?
  4. Do you think that men and women should have equal rights to choose a job?
  5. Should women be able to do the same roles as men in the army?
  6. What would you do if your rights changed and you were not able to do your job?

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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.

 

 

 

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