1. This article is about gender stereotypes setting standards at young ages. These stereotypes can cause serious issues for children. The article states, "Children who go against gender stereotypes can be made to feel bad about themselves and are often picked on. They are at greater risk for both suicide and violence, the study warns." These stereotypes don't only affect, girls but boys too. The article even goes as far as to claim, "The researchers did find signs that some societies are beginning to accept girls who want to dress or act like boys...However, it is different for boys to break out of gender roles. There is 'almost zero tolerance for boys' who push back against typical gender roles, the report said." Overall, the article was very interesting to read and learn about how society is still set in this way. 2. The article highlights the fact that boys who do take a stand in breaking out of gender roles are often bullied. This is also the case in To Kill A Mockingbird. Scout says, "‘Boys don’t cook’ I giggled at the thought of Jem in an apron”(109). Scout has grown up with the idea that women cook and clean and men go to work, so when confronted with the idea of boys cooking she finds it humorous. In society today people are still thinking this way and that is what the article is explaining.
1. The photo represents women breaking gender stereotypes. It is titled, "Women welders on the way to their job at the Todd Erie Basin drydock." This picture illustrates a group of about a dozen strong women walking side by side to work. They are all wearing overalls and either hard hats or visors. The photo is black and white and was taken in 1943. 2. The women shown in the picture are taking a stand, by working instead of doing the usual stereotypes, like cooking, cleaning, etc. In To Kill A Mockingbird, people struggle with these stereotypes. Scout says, “‘Boys don’t cook’ I giggled at the thought of Jem in an apron”(109). The women are also wearing overalls, similar to what Scout wears. Scout's Aunt, strongly disapproves of the young girl wearing overalls, instead of dresses because she is ignorant of the idea of girls breaking out of gender roles like shown in the picture.
1. Malala is a powerful girl from Pakistan. She is the youngest to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize for being an activist in female education. The article talks about her inspirational life as she continues to speak and campaign for girls education even after having a traumatic experience with the Taliban. She says, “We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls’ rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past.” Malala's father has been her motivation throughout this journey. Her father was passionate about girls' education and opened a school that Malala attended. The article claims, "When asked what gave him a passion for girls’ education, Yousafzai points out that he was 'born in a society where girls are ignored.'” 2. Malala has taken a stand for girls all around the world by being an inspiration to all. Her goal is for girls around the world to have as equal as an education as boys. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is fortunate to be able to attend school, but women still struggle daily with gender stereotypes. For example, women can't serve on the jury. Atticus tells Jem, "For one thing, Miss Maudie can't serve on a jury because she's a woman-"(296). Jem finds this very unfair.
1. Emma Watson is an actress who spoke about struggles for gender equality. She talks about how gender shouldn't play a role in society and how it is a problem for both women and men. She claims, "Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong." She also discusses how the world today still struggles with stereotypes. "No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality." 2. By Emma Watson taking a stand and speaking out about gender inequality she is helping women and men all over the world. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, gender plays is a key aspect. Scout was treated differently than her brother Jem, due to her gender. Her brother uses her gender against her in many scenarios throughout the story. Scout explains, “Jem told me I was being such a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee 54). This is an example of what Emma Watson is speaking out against.