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International Womens Day

#1
Hi
Are any of you discussing or covering International Womens Day with their girls? If so how are you covering it?
I'd like to cover it with my girls but I'm not too sure where to start.
Thanks
 

fenris

fenris
GuiderPlus
#3
One angle could be to give each one of them a profession to draw a picture of - teacher, artist, footballer, scientist, doctor etc. Then consider which ones have been drawn as men, which as women - could lead to a discussion about whether these are jobs a boy or girl could do? Or label the room with men, women, either - and call out a list of jobs, ask them to run to which one could be done by men, women or either. Or you could so similar but with a list of domestic jobs - which are done at home by men, which by women, which by either . . .
 
#4
One angle could be to give each one of them a profession to draw a picture of - teacher, artist, footballer, scientist, doctor etc. Then consider which ones have been drawn as men, which as women - could lead to a discussion about whether these are jobs a boy or girl could do? Or label the room with men, women, either - and call out a list of jobs, ask them to run to which one could be done by men, women or either. Or you could so similar but with a list of domestic jobs - which are done at home by men, which by women, which by either . . .
some fab suggestions there, thankyou :D
 

MummyOwl

Brownie Leader
#5
We're doing this (and also linking it to 100 years of Votes For Women)... the Brownies pull names out of a hat of professions traditionally (historically) linked to men (police officer, fire fighter, astronaut, doctor, racing driver, farmer, lawyer, spy!) and they then have to dress up one of their Six as that professional using newspaper and sellotape...
 

missq

Veteran (100+ posts)
#6
We are doing an evening looking at votes for women.

Going to give everyone as they come in a gender and age, then spilt them into 4 groups to prepare advertising for a specific issue, then get them to vote, but we will only be counting votes from those from girls who were given a mens badge. after discussion we will add in women over 30 to see how it differs.

Then going to make some bows and stained glass window shrinkies. Finishing with a higher lower game of when countries gave women the right to vote.
 

BigHedgehog

Beginner (10+ posts)
#7
NorthWest England are meant to be doing a badge for 100years of the vote, but haven't seen anything yet about when it will be released. When it's out, it might have some good ideas about things to do
 

gymjams

Regular (50+ posts)
#8
A few years ago we did a Mary Poppins night and the girls' favourite part was making sashes and singing the 'Votes for Women' song. We ended up doing a night all about women getting the vote and held our own little 'election' where they voted for what they wanted to do for our last meeting of the term. It went down really well.
 

Kochanski

Veteran (100+ posts)
#9
A few years ago we did a Mary Poppins night and the girls' favourite part was making sashes and singing the 'Votes for Women' song. We ended up doing a night all about women getting the vote and held our own little 'election' where they voted for what they wanted to do for our last meeting of the term. It went down really well.
Hello, Please believe I really am not having a go about your activity, I just think it is worth people being aware that the song you mention contains the line, "Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid". Imagine men singing that lyric about women and you'll see why we need to be careful.
 

gymjams

Regular (50+ posts)
#10
Hello, Please believe I really am not having a go about your activity, I just think it is worth people being aware that the song you mention contains the line, "Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid". Imagine men singing that lyric about women and you'll see why we need to be careful.

oh no, we literally just used the last three lines "Our daughters' daughters will adore us, And they'll sing in grateful chorus, Well done" and then added 'votes for women' at the end, in a kind of shouted way like how the song starts in the film. Not only do I agree with you on your point but also the whole song would be too long for them to do, and then it would have been more about learning the lines to the song (yawn), instead of doing an actual activity. Our girls already new the last lines so we just went with that. Excellent point though! :)