Archive | November, 2013

Benevolent sexism

30 Nov

benevolent sexism still sexism..

On the video bellow I would start it on the second 40, but is not mine.

Two of the references cited on the video:

Glick, P. , & Fiske, S. (1996). The ambivalent sexism inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70(3), 491-512.

Becker, J. , & Swim, J. (2011). Seeing the unseen: Attention to daily encounters with sexism as way to reduce sexist beliefs. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35(2), 227-242.

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GoldieBlox. Education is the key

24 Nov
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GoldieBlox

A toy company named GoldieBlox recently released a video to advertise its toys, and the video has since gone viral with five million views and counting. GoldieBlox believes in promoting femininity amongst young girls by giving these girls more choices than dolls and princesses. Tabetha Wallace and Lissette Padilla discuss changing the culture in what activities are appropriate for girls vs. boys, in this clip from the Lip News.

Why Scandinavia women make the rest of the world jealous, by Lynn Parramore

5 Nov
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By Lynn Parramore

 

Icelanders are among the happiest and healthiest people on Earth. They publish more books per capita than any other country, and they have more artists. They boast the most prevalent belief in evolution — and elves, too. Iceland is the world’s most peaceful nation (the cops don’t even carry guns), and the best place for kids. Oh, and they’ve got a lesbian head of state, the world’s first. Granted, the national dish is putrefied shark meat, but you can’t have everything.

 

Iceland is also the best place to have a uterus, according to the folks at the World Economic Forum. The Global Gender Gap Report ranks countries based on where women have the most equal access to education and healthcare, and where they can participate most fully in the country’s political and economic life.

 

According to the 2013 report, Icelandic women pretty much have it all. Their sisters in Finland, Norway, and Sweden have it pretty good, too: those countries came in second, third and fourth, respectively. Denmark is not far behind at number seven.

 

The U.S. comes in at a dismal 23rd, which is a notch down from last year. At least we’re not Yemen, which is dead last out of 136 countries.

 

So how did a string of countries settled by Vikings become leaders in gender enlightenment? Bloodthirsty raiding parties don’t exactly sound like models of egalitarianism, and the early days weren’t pretty. Medieval Icelandic law prohibited women from bearing arms or even having short hair. Viking women could not be chiefs or judges, and they had to remain silent in assemblies. On the flip side, they could request a divorce and inherit property. But that’s not quite a blueprint for the world’s premier egalitarian society.

 

The change came with literacy, for…. [read more here ]

 

Column: Why Scandinavian women make the rest of the world jealous

 

 

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