Why gender equality is good for everyone – men included | Michael Kimmel

‘Gender equality is a big topic in today’s society, and one that I feel doesn’t get the right amount of attention. Especially from boys, even before we get to men. This is where it starts: to put it rhetorically, today’s boys will be tomorrow’s men, so making sure they understand what the situation is should be key to the communication. ‘

This is how I originally started this post, but then I realized it didn’t make much sense, or better, it was incredibly biased. So I put it in quotes and started this reflection: “Why did I focus soley on the boys? Isn’t equality about being the same, and so having the same importance?”. The answer is yes, of course, but we have to start from somewhere. The truth is, it is not only the boys who should learn how to not discriminate, but it’s an effort all sides ought to make.

In the lessons with several classes we will speak about gender equality from different perspectives, leading to different ideas, but hopefully the same conclusion: gender equality benefits everybody.

4th Liceo: essay prompts

Hey guys, here are the prompts for the essay due by Nov. 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm (GMT +1). Word count: 280-300.

Prompt no. 1: Video games have recently been declared a sport. Write an essay on what the advantages and disadvantages of this could be. Make relevant examples from your experience, if possible.

Prompt no. 2: Gender equality: women do not have the same rights and opportunities as men do. Write an essay discussing this issue, making relevant examples where possible.

Prompt no. 3: Fossil fuels are killing the environment. Write an essay discussing this issue, making relevant examples where possible.

Prompt no. 4: Is it better to live in a small town or in a big city? Write an essay discussing this issue, making relevant examples where possible.

All compositions should be emailed to your teacher before the deadline.