Gender in Pre-Schools

Jon Halpern's picture

Pre-school is a crucial time for development and identity. According to Virtual Lab School, "Preschool children are beginning to learn who they are," and "teachers have an important role in this process." 

Most early education systems conform to traditional gender stereotypes, compartmentalizing students into gender norms of the gender that they were assigned. However, what if—at a crucial stage of development—schools counteracted traditional gender norms?

In Sweden, public preschools have done exactly that.

MVision fails on Sexual misconduct

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

A few days ago, the Michigan Daily wrote a piece on the upcoming CSG election and specifically, how candidates from one platform were unable to address the problems of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan. In the next few weeks, students at Michigan will vote for their next CSG president and vice president. Students were able to listen to the speeches made by party platforms aMplify, eMpower, momentUM, MVision and True Blue on a plethora of issues at the school.

Portrayal of Women in Advertisements: Adverse Effects on Youth

Jackie Tsontakis's picture

The way women are portrayed in the media has been a longstanding issue, especially for children. Recent studies have shown very little change in how women have been represented in advertisements between 2006 and 2017.

Men are still four times as likely to appear in ads as women, and women are consistently younger than men in ads. Women are portrayed in their 20s most often, while men could be anywhere from their 20s to 40s in most ads. 

Sexual Assaults occurring in Sports

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Over the past few years and especially in recent months, we have seen reports come out about sexual violence and assaults occurring in the sports world. In instances where young athletes are supposed to feel comfortable with their coaches, teams, trainers etc., they are getting betrayed. 

The Hypersexualization of Women in the Gaming Community

Carly Belloff's picture

It’s no secret that there is a lack of gender diversity in the technology sector. Women make up only 17% of the technical workforce at Google and 15% at Facebook. At the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas there was only one female speaker out of the never-ending conveyer belt of male speakers, yet 89% of the decisions to buy consumer electronics are from women, so the lack of female representation in an industry where women are significant marketing targets shows how ignorant the industry is.

Social Media and Sexual Assault

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Social media has become a place where victims of sexual assault have found a voice. Because sexual assault is such a devastating and difficult experience, it is often very challenging for victims to report their attacks or speak up against their attackers. However, we have recently seen people using social media to speak up against their sexual assault attackers. Victims are using Facebook posts to talk about their experiences or using Twitter to call out their attackers.

Gender in Pre-Schools

Jon Halpern's picture

Pre-school is a crucial time for development and identity. According to Virtual Lab School, "Preschool children are beginning to learn who they are," and "teachers have an important role in this process." 

Most early education systems conform to traditional gender stereotypes, compartmentalizing students into gender norms of the gender that they were assigned. However, what if—at a crucial stage of development—schools counteracted traditional gender norms?

In Sweden, public preschools have done exactly that.

MVision fails on Sexual misconduct

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

A few days ago, the Michigan Daily wrote a piece on the upcoming CSG election and specifically, how candidates from one platform were unable to address the problems of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan. In the next few weeks, students at Michigan will vote for their next CSG president and vice president. Students were able to listen to the speeches made by party platforms aMplify, eMpower, momentUM, MVision and True Blue on a plethora of issues at the school.

Portrayal of Women in Advertisements: Adverse Effects on Youth

Jackie Tsontakis's picture

The way women are portrayed in the media has been a longstanding issue, especially for children. Recent studies have shown very little change in how women have been represented in advertisements between 2006 and 2017.

Men are still four times as likely to appear in ads as women, and women are consistently younger than men in ads. Women are portrayed in their 20s most often, while men could be anywhere from their 20s to 40s in most ads. 

Sexual Assaults occurring in Sports

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Over the past few years and especially in recent months, we have seen reports come out about sexual violence and assaults occurring in the sports world. In instances where young athletes are supposed to feel comfortable with their coaches, teams, trainers etc., they are getting betrayed. 

The Hypersexualization of Women in the Gaming Community

Carly Belloff's picture

It’s no secret that there is a lack of gender diversity in the technology sector. Women make up only 17% of the technical workforce at Google and 15% at Facebook. At the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas there was only one female speaker out of the never-ending conveyer belt of male speakers, yet 89% of the decisions to buy consumer electronics are from women, so the lack of female representation in an industry where women are significant marketing targets shows how ignorant the industry is.

Social Media and Sexual Assault

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Social media has become a place where victims of sexual assault have found a voice. Because sexual assault is such a devastating and difficult experience, it is often very challenging for victims to report their attacks or speak up against their attackers. However, we have recently seen people using social media to speak up against their sexual assault attackers. Victims are using Facebook posts to talk about their experiences or using Twitter to call out their attackers.

Can the #MeToo and #TimesUp Campaigns stop sexual assaults?

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Over the past few months, there has been a large influx of women reporting sexual assaults against them. As we have seen, women that have allegations against men that have abused them have begun to use the #MeToo phrase to let people know they are a victim of sexual assault, but also to raise awareness and encourage other women to speak out against their attackers. However, this movement is one that is not new.

United States Ranks 49th in Gender Equality

Seth Goldstein (TC)'s picture

Since 2006, the World Economic Forum has sent out a report ranking every country in accordance to their gender equality rating. The report takes into account many gender equality metrics such as life expectancy parity, labor participation, wage income gap, and political representation. How the WEF has said that this year was the first time since 2006 that there has been a gender equality retreat. Even though there has been improvements in education, health and politics, regression occurred.

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