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The Human Rights Forum discussed gender equality and women's right at our meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. We talked about about discrimination in a country that is supposedly a beacon of equality. We found out that women in the United States of America do not actually enjoy equal rights to men.
What would you do? Our members brainstormed many different ideas. The fact that theses numbers represent the US made our hearts ache, but also made us want to go out and do something! We agreed that representation in different media platforms influences us measurably. If girls see themselves in successful female bosses in Hollywood movies, they will be encouraged to aspire higher. If boys see themselves being open with their emotions on screen, they will be unafraid to show how they truly feel.
The video below is from Emma Watson speaking to the United Nations. She addresses various issues including how many people are afraid of the word feminism. Her HeForShe campaign is an effort to bring together all people, not just women, in the fight for gender equality.
Emma Watson also has an amazing feminism book club that you can easily join by following this link: www.goodreads.com/group/show/179584-our-shared-shelf
Ms. Behnisch found this amazing article about a study conducted on gender bias in education. The sociological ramifications of gender bias poses the question: who and what needs to change? We need to assess our societal values and include boys in the conversation.
Explore how the US ranks among other countries in the Global Gender Gap Report: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2016/