Please respond to two classmastes Be specific in your responses, with examples f
Please respond to two classmastes Be specific in your responses, with examples from the video and relating it back to the textbook. you may include a variety of the following: your own opinions, your own observations, a different perspective on the same topic, questions you have for the writer, facts you have uncovered through research, comments on the value of what the person wrote. However, simply agreeing or saying you like something doesn’t count! You have to explain why and introduce new ideas into the conversation. Post # 1: Elyssia Both of these Ted talks by Sheryl and Michael were very informative. Before watching these films, I was unaware that girls were denied education. After watching these films, I learned that girls are denied education in developing countries due to one of the biggest issues, poverty. Many families are not able to put their children through school because of the cost of the school, but not only the school, transportation to get to school, and the essentials you might need for school. In many cases, if the families are able to put a child through school, they will chose the male to go. Girls can change their cycle of poverty by simply being given equal chances at education. This can change the cycle of poverty because overpopulation is a huge problem when it comes to poverty. By educating a girl they usually have significantly fewer children than those who are not educated. Also spending is an issue when dealing with poverty. By educating women they learn how to spend money wisely and learn how to save. Lastly by educating girls, we are making the whole population more educated not just men. We as a society need to utilize all of our resources to help overturn poverty. “Women and girls aren’t the problem; they are the solution.” (WunDunn) In our society today, it is more common that men are wanting a more equal balance between work and family. They expect their wives to also have a work family balance. When men take on more responsibilities at home, it is proven that their children end up doing better in school. The children also have lower rates of absenteeism, higher rates of achievements. They are also at lower risk for adhd, at lower risk of being put on medications. Also, it is not just the children who start having better outcomes, the spouse also does. Their spouse is happier, less stressed because they have someone helping balance everything, are at lower risk to having to see a therapist, and their health tends to rise. The men are also happier and healthier. Their whole family and themselves start to thrive better. This becomes a win win for everyone. Post # 2 Why are girls and women denied education in developing nations? One of the biggest contributors to Girls and women being denied education in developing countries is poverty, usually poor families do not have enough money to send multiple children to school, and when faced with having to decide, boys are usually the lucky ones and are chosen to attend school. Religion believes and cultural rituals, for example, girls are married off at a very young age, “globally 750 million women and girls were married before the age of 18…” (P.110) There are also many single teen mothers, many times victims of sexual abuse and incest. How does giving girls equal chances at education as boys change their cycle of poverty? When we give girls an equal chance at education, we can change the cycle of poverty: Overpopulations contributes to poverty, when you educate a girl, she tends to have fewer kids. Women are part of the solution, not part of the problem. Economic opportunity What happens when men take on more responsibility in households? At work? When men take more responsibility in the household and at work: Their children are happier and healthier Their wives are happier and healthier The men are healthier, they smoke less, drink less, less likely to go to the E.R, but more likely to schedule routine screening appointments. More sex Gender equality is in the benefit of women, men, and families, and it is hard to see how slow things are moving in developing countries. It is clear that women cannot do this alone, we need men to advocate for gender equality: “You cannot fundamentally change the role of one gender without bringing about major changes in the role of the other.” (P.92

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