BC: By: Meaghan T. Elbow Park School grade six
FC: Women's rights: How come women are not treated the same as men?
1: Are women still struggling for equal rights globally?
2: In some cultures girls are not encouraged or allowed to go to school.
3: Is it really fair that some girls do not go to school? Think about if you were that girl,who did not have a choice to educate herself. You had to stay home and work because some people said that boys were smarter and as a result more valued. | how do you think they feel to have no say in what they want to change. Some people say that boys can go to school because they are stronger and smarter than girls. But are they really smarter? No they are not smarter than girls scientests say that girls have a nerve in there brain that grows faster than boys which makes them smarter. But boys are stronger but that does not matter girls should be aloud to go to school.
4: In some countries poor families have to pull girls out of school because they have to work to make an income. Globally,about 65 million girls of primary school age are not allowed to attend school.
5: Some people say that boys should preferably go to school because they are stronger and smarter than girls. But are they really smarter? No - not according to science. Respected neurological research experts have actually found differences in brain development to suggest that girls have superior memory and higher intelligence than boys in early stages of their lives.
6: The Human Rights act of Canada says that we can not discriminate based on race or gender. Also in Canada the law says that all kids must attend school between the ages of 6 - 16.
7: In some parts of the world women still struggle for their autonomy.
8: Girls in Saudi Arabia are still denied rights afforded to men. For example, they must get permission from men before they are allowed to make decisions for themselves or any member of their family.
9: Saudi women have to be accompanied by a male when they leave their home. They are also required to cover there face with a burka, or fabric veil, to remove there identity whenever they leave their home. | Women should be able to dress how they want, walk were they want, and make decisions on there own.
10: Saudi women are not permitted to run for government or even vote. Some women of Muslim faith are also not allowed to have a paying job.
11: Women should be able to dress how they want, walk were they want, and make decisions on their own.
12: No tradition, race, or religion should prevent women from doing whatever men are allowed.
13: Still today, in 2009, women are not allowed to participate in some sports.
14: The 2010 Winter Olympics has denied women ski jumpers from participating. In some countries, like Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to participate in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.
15: Thankfully, things are slowly changing. women are now allowed to compete in some sports such as boxing and wrestling previously reserved in the Olympic games for men only.
16: If the famous five were still alive today, they would make a difference in the world. They would insist that both boys and girls be allowed to attend school equally. Because they would think that women and men should have the same rights.
17: Thanks the the famous five and other brave women of the past, women in North America proudly live with a much better sense of equality and autonomy. Unfortunately, this recent victory is still NOT universal.
18: 1. www.referl.org/content/Artical/1105293.html 2. news.bbc.uk/2/hi/middle-east/7358448.stm 3.www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/1973-who-is-really-smarter-boys-girls.html 4. www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/template2/appeal/gender/whygirls.pdf 5. www.al-shorfra.com 6. NBC news, July 12, 2009 7. BBC news.news.round/Sept92009 .