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GENDER ISSUES
GENDER ISSUES
ENDURING UNDERSTANDING #1
Historically, there has been much gender discrimination against
women
1. Why does gender discrimination exist?
2. Who fought for gender equality, how and why?
ENDURING UNDERSTANDING #2
Efforts have been made to correct this and to bring greater
gender equality to women
3. What are some of the milestones achieved?
ENDURING UNDERSTANDING #3
Yet, inequality still exists as cultural bias is difficult to eliminate
completely
4. What are some of the limitations and challenges faced?
5. Are there costs to having gender equality?
Past year questions (Direct)
Paper 1
1. ‘Women will never enjoy the same rights as
men.’ Do you agree? (2006)
2. History records male acts, written by males,
and holds little interest for females as a result.’
Is this a fair comment? (2009)
3. ‘The world would be a better place if more
political leaders were women.’ What is your
view? (2013)
Paper 2 (2007)
‘The Gender Revolution’ by Chan Wai Leong
Past year questions (Indirect)
1. Many developed countries are paying
increasing attention to the needs of the
disadvantaged. How far is this true of
Singapore? (2008)
2. Is the elimination of global poverty a
realistic aim? (2009)
3. Consider the view that most work these
days could, and should, be done from
home. (2010)
Past year questions? (Indirect)
4. Can prejudice ever be eliminated?
(2011)
5. Should people be allowed to have
children by artificial means? (2012)
6. Is violence ever justified? (2012)
7. In your society, how far is equality for
all a reality? (2012)
Why does gender discrimination exist?
1. Nature / Biology
2. Nurture or social conditioning
3. Gender roles & responsibilities
4. Religious beliefs & teachings
5. Patriarchal culture
6. Primogeniture
7. Political / organizational structure
8. Education
9. Work
10. Money
Who fought for gender equality,
how and why?
• Both men & women. Some fought first to
abolish slavery.
• Feminism- Ideology & organized movement
of campaigns & advocacy for political,
economic and social equality for women.
• Feminist- Advocate / supporter of rights &
equality.
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