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International Discussion of the movie “On The Basis of Sex”

Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Useful definition:

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
“Gender equality does not mean that men and women become the same; only that access to opportunities and life changes is neither dependent on, nor constrained by, their sex. Achieving gender equality requires women’s empowerment to ensure that decision-making at private and public levels, and access to resources are no longer weighted in men’s favour, so that both women and men can fully participate as equal partners in productive and reproductive life.”

Gender Equality as a concern for men
“The achievement of gender equality implies changes for both men and women. More equitable relationships will need to be based on a redefinition of the rights and responsibilities of women and men in all spheres of life, including the family, the workplace and the society at large. It is therefore crucial not to overlook gender as an aspect of men’s social identity. This fact is, indeed, often overlooked, because the tendency is to consider male characteristics and attributes as the norm, and those of women as a variation of the norm.”

(From UN link:

Discussion questions: 

Q1: Share the following:
One thing you found interesting from the movie.
One thing you’ve learned from the movie.
One questions you have about the movie.

Q2: If RBG is not your hero, who is?
Why it is so important to have a role model like her, and a male role model like her husband?
Why take her so long to be recognized?

Q3: Do you or your family has any personal experience similar to RGB?
Especially someone about her same age (85 years old now).

Q4: What elements of RBG helped her to become who she is, especially when she is outside the social norm?
And what kind of internal struggles she must have experienced?
If you are outside the norm, how do you break through it?

Q5: What do you think we are heading to for gender equality with this generation?
How different generations had fought for gender equality.


Sunday, February 17, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am