100 women

100 women

An inspiring article. It’s certainly food for thought.

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The Glass Ceiling

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Have you ever heard about the glass ceiling? I’ve just come across a couple of articles related to the topic of work and employment and the theme is very similar: Two traditionally male-oriented jobs which are being taken up by women.

Read to find out what the glass ceiling refers to.

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111 trees every time a baby girl is born

Hats off!

A small village in India has adopted an admirable initiative: they plant 111 trees for every baby girl that is born. It is a wonderful way of contributing to the environment and making up for our human impact. But, also, it very significant in a country where still in some areas being a girl is often too hard. In fact, expectant parents still prefer to bear a boy instead.

It’s good to know some people are trying to guarantee some oxygen for them when they grow.

Listening comprehension activity will be available

This article explains more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/other-states/a-village-that-plants-111-trees-for-every-girl-born-in-rajasthan/article4606735.ece

Science for boys, pink for girls?

Robot toys!

Robot toys! (Photo credit: clio1789)

As a mother of two, boy and girl, this is an issue that I’m really concerned about. I’m not too sure we’ve reached equality yet, I can see it in many ways. Could it be true that advertising  and markets are still reluctant to change? Perhaps they still get more profit by promoting traditional gender roles?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/may/01/boots-labels-science-toys-boys-pink-girls