April 2nd, 2013
I’m always interested in hearing what you guys think. No matter what you think. I think sharing a variety of opinions is a healthy thing, both for English learning AND just in general. Please keep throwing in your “2 cents”. Ie. Your opinion in the comments section.
Today I want to talk about how we teach young kids in different cultures, AND how you think we SHOULD be teaching young kids.
I think most countries in the world have realized that history has been unfair to women in very many ways. In history, it’s usually men who went to school, men who earned the money, men who had the power etc. Even today, we see that it’s often easier for men to get promotions at work (Not all of the time, but often).
We’ve made a lot of progress. We now see huge companies, like Yahoo, with female CEO’s. We see women who are presidents of countries. Times have really changed a lot in most places throughout the world.
I have some questions for you:
What more needs to be done to help women have more opportunities in the world? Is it already “fair” or do we still have a lot of work to do in order to make things more fair to women?
SHOULD we be treating men and women in the same ways when they are children? In your opinion, do you believe that there are naturally some jobs that are better for men and some jobs that are better for women? Do you think this idea is total BS? For example, do you think that being a police officer is more of a “man job” and being a nurse is better for women? Is that crazy?
If a couple gets married and has 2 kids and the mom stays home and takes care of the house and kids while the father “brings home the bacon” (That means earns the money for the family) is that ok? Should we respect a woman’s choice to do this? Is being a “housewife” ok?
What about if the father stayed home and the mom worked? Should we think that is normal too? Should people respect a man for staying home with the kids while his wife works? Is this “manly”? Is being a “house husband” ok? Why or why not?
Should we try to forget words like “manly” or “womanly” in our languages? Are there some types of attitudes and behaviours that are more suitable to men and women?
Should we teach our sons and our daughters the EXACT same things ALL the time? Should there be any difference in how we teach men and women to behave? What is the difference between men and women in this world in your opinion?
Please share where you are from and why you think the way you do. Thanks so much!
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