“Globally, the focus is now shifting towards sensitising men. Masculinity is at the root of many problems in the social sphere, including trolls issuing rape threats on social media. Masculine studies is taking a big leap in gender studies academically as well. We are trying to help a set of men reflect on their lives,”
While teaching Physics at Barnard College 1905, Brooks got engaged to a Physics professor at Columbia University. However, Barnard's trustees and dean believed that one could not be both a married woman and a successful academic. Outraged, Brooks responded that “it is a duty I owe to my profession and my sex”, adding that marriage shouldn’t come in the way of practising her profession. Even though the dean didn’t budge from the trustees’ view, the problem came to a close as Brooks’ engagement was broken off.
“The teams which have worked on the textbooks for Class I have taken care to ensure that pictographic representations and roles assigned within a family are all balanced. We have also looked at how we can have an equal representation of female characters in lessons in English, Tamil and other languages as well as using gender neutral terms,” said T. Udhayachandran, Additional Secretary of the School Education Department.
"The PM said removal of the restriction of having a male guardian or ‘mahram’ may appear as a “small thing”, but such issues “have a far reaching impact on our image as a society”. “Why this discrimination? And when I went into the depth of the matter I was surprised to find that even after 70 years of our independence, we were the ones who had imposed these restrictions. For decades, injustice was being rendered to Muslim women but there was no discussion on it,” he said in his broadcast.
“They wanted to be changemakers in their communities and make a positive impact,” she says. “These girls are critical thinkers and are aware of the issues in their community, the foremost being the suppression of young girls. There is a high drop-out rate of girls from secondary classrooms.” Another challenge is the high incidence of alcoholism, drug abuse and abuse of girl children in the area, Ms. Bala says. “We wanted to instill confidence and help them step out of their homes without compromising their safety.”
Football has a real impact on girls’ lives both on and off the pitch. The organisation recognises that women’s football is a powerful tool for promoting gender equality, both by empowering the girls who play and by presenting women in new roles as athletes. Girls learn the importance of teamwork and build their self-confidence and leadership skills. Some of the girls have even gone onto become Ladies’ Turn trainers themselves. Practice takes place in public places, enabling girls to showcase their talents, form an identity outside of the home and openly abolish any misconceptions about girls in sport. “We are women. We want to have the same status as men,” said a girl from the team representing Koumbal — a region in Senegal.
A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said on Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan has become “the first woman to lead a federation” covering sporting activities for men and women.
Ms. Koike’s best bet lies in focussing on women-friendly measures, such as increasing the choices for childcare and elderly care available. Although feminism as an ideology is surprisingly muted in Japan, women, in particular younger women, feel short-changed by a politics that is overwhelmingly male-dominated.