The first thing most parents are asked about their new baby is “Is it a boy or a girl?” We used to call this the baby’s sex, but these days the word gender is becoming much more common. Do these words mean the same thing or are they different? In this series of lessons, we will take a look at the roles men and women typically take, stereotypes and expectations for men and women, matriarchal and patriarchal societies, gender discrimination, and the fight for equal rights. Unfortunately, we also have to discuss some extremes: gender-based violence, child marriages, female circumcision, and sex trafficking. Differences between genders lead to societal inequality. The future of a boy is still much brighter than that of a girl in many places in the world. The Sustainable Development Goals, created by the United Nations and embraced by most of the countries in the world, can play an important role in reaching gender equality. The most important stepping stone to this goal is education.
Clikck here for the digital TLU: https://www.cmo.nl/grenzeloos/index.php/en/gender.