For this post, I will continue a bit on the topic of Gender.
No peace without women - Zainab Salbi speaks in two videos about the role of women in war conflicts and why and how to include them in the peace processes.
One shorter clip in which she tells a bit about her experiences in war time and the experiences of other women can be seen below. She focuses less on women being victims and more on their strength maintaining society, culture, humanity during violent conflicts:
She brings together experiences from women all over the world, having experienced war in this clip.
"War," a friend of mine said, "is not about sound at all. It is actually about silence, the silence of humanity."
Topic of this week is something I have not written before about, so it is high time, an article is presented to you on this one. This week I am writing about on of the most widely used categories for human people -
It is usually thought of to come in two variants. Each human being is either man or woman. This is called gender binary and means, that there exist exactly two categories for gender - Female and Male - and that everybody is supposed to be one or the other.
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Here some interesting read for the next weekend :)
Most of you probably have heard about an experiment called 'The third wave'. A US-American teacher in 1967 tried a different approach to teach about the Nazi Regime and how it functioned. He reenacted some of what he considered principles behind fascist regimes with his class, leading to scary incidents and shifts in behaviour by the pupils, more and more forming a close-knit group wary of outsiders and critics, believing in their own superiority.
Five years later, he wrote an article, looking back on this experiment, describing in detail, how by creating learning experiences in good or bad ways, you can influence individuals heavily in their social behaviour. View full article »