Who has the power to stop social bias?


Luba Kassova is an award-winning evidence-based storyteller, journalist and TEDx speaker. She is dedicated to speaking up for those who are silent or silenced and her writing has been quoted or published in over 300 news outlets in more than 75 countries across the world.

Watch Luba’s video to see why she thinks social biases are a problem for gender equality.

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  • many teachers and managers can teach children and managers can give a fair pay rise between men and women many women are seen as not useful but women are the mothers of your family a person when you need when you are sick.

    1. Hello best grasshopper

      I am in accordance to what you are saying because i personally feel that for years women have been treated wrongly in the sense that in the past, women have not been given some certain privileges in Nigeria like, then in the 20th century when elections just started it was only male adults that were allowed to vote and then in Nigeria women were not allowed to be native rulers. Now due to woman right activists, women have been given many privileges which I will have to say is a good thing.

      I feel that many people/professions have a roll to play to stop social bias towards women. these professions are:

      1.) FILM MAKERS: Film makers have a huge roll to play in stopping social bias towards women in the sense that they can make films that talk about the power women hold and what they can do to solve many problems in the world. A film that shows such quality is BERBIE because it shows that women can also be leaders.

      2.) TEACHERS: As you have said, teachers also have a roll to play in stopping social bias towards women by teaching their students to always respect their elders both male and female and also to remove the mind set of young ones that women are only made to be mothers.

      3.) GOVERNMENT: I feel the government can also stop social bias toward women because they can make rules that stop bias towards women meaning the rule should be like no one is allowed to be bias to women in job interviews or other places.

      In conclusion I am saying that every one has a role to play in stopping social bias toward women which if we are to indulge in such act I feel the world will become a better place for women to live in.

      Thank You!!!

    2. I agree because A fair salary increase for women and men can be provided by managers, who also have the ability to educate children. Many people view women as useless, but since they are your family's mothers, they should be paid more because they take care of us when you're ill and prepare meals for the household.

      1. Should it only be mothers (women) that do this, gentle_dragonfruit?

        1. In the terms of children upbringing and proper caring of the homes mothers are known to be in charge.
          But I don't agree with mothers being the only one to do all these, fathers need to be close to their children too in other to grow love for all genders.
          In so many homes and families, children fear their fathers so much , these creates more bias in the society.
          Fathers and mothers should be the one to stop 🛑 the social bias . Everyone should work cooperatively and unitedly to stop social bias.

        2. N0, men also used to take care of children and preparing meals for the family when women aren't at home. However, women used to put more effort to help the home than men, which is why they should be paid more.

        3. No it shouldn't be only mothers that do that, fathers should also contribute to stoping the social bias in the home.

        4. Hello, Katie @ Topical Talk!

          In my opinion, it's not only women that should cook meals and take care of us. It depends If a man treats children well, they will trust him to take good care of them. Additionally, they can cook food if they are trained and do not pose any harm to the children after they eat the food.
          In conclusion, a man can do the things a woman can do if they are trained.

        5. Hi Katie @Topical Talk
          I said that because women can do it more, I don't mean that fathers can't do it even though fathers are are supposed to help In some things but I think that women should be paid more to put more effort. Fathers are also supposed to do some things like take care of the family,men and women are the ones that are supposed to stop🛑 social bias. Both men and women should be kind and give their children proper care as well as not favouring any above the other. So I think this will be a better explanation.👍

      2. Hey gentle_dragonfruit.
        I don't totally agree with you. I do say that, both men and women should be equally paid and not one gender over another. I do understand from your perspective that women are often treated unfairly because some people see them inferior and useless in our society, but they aren't any of those, they are very essential in our society.
        To stop the gender bias, both male and female genders need to work unitedly and co-operatively to bring equity in our countries today.
        Thank You!!!

      3. Well you'v really made a good point by saying that A fair salary increase for men and women can be made available or provided by managers but I don't really think that the stop of social baise has any thing to do with the a fair increase of salary for men and women because it is the duty of the parents to educate their children on gender equality.

    3. Social bias can be defined as discrimination for, or against, a person or group, or a set of ideas or beliefs, in a way that is prejudicial or unfair. I agree with what you have said about teachers and managers. Here is a famous saying about fairness, Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same it means everyone gets what they need. Fairness can start from the home or in a business organization. An employee can avoid biasness by employing someone who fits for the job rather than employing their relative who is not qualified for the job.

    4. I agree with you that teachers influence the behavior of children in different ways , this include: teachers reduce problematic behaviour of children, help them in good decision making, help them engage better in academic perfomance.
      Teachers could make an effort to teach about the effect of gender inequality and social biases which would change the way children think about gender inequality. These children are the leaders of tomorrow and they will occupy the positions in the media, government and others and if they had the right education, they could make a huge difference.

    5. I also believe everyone is responsible for promoting gender equality including the use of social media. Parents and teachers can collaborate to educate the children on the importance of treating women equally from a young age. This can help children grow up with an understanding that everyone is equal. Social media can also help to spread awareness about positive contributions made by women around the world.

      1. I agree with you because, parents make the most impact on children especially when the children are very young.Young children are easily influenced, therefore whatever they are thought young, will continue to do it for a very long time.In my opinion, the parents make the most impact on children and the society at large.If parents fight against gender inequality the child would most likely do the same.

  • I think he responsibility for stopping bias rests on everyone's shoulders, regardless of whether they influence adults or children. However, those in positions of influence, like managers, colleagues, parents, and teachers, hold an even greater responsibility due to their direct impact on shaping behavior and development.

    Managers can set the tone by implementing anti-discrimination policies, fostering inclusive workplaces through training and open communication, and leading by example through unbiased decision-making. Colleagues can actively challenge biased comments, advocate for fairness, and hold each other accountable. Similarly, friends can engage in open discussions about bias, challenge assumptions, and offer support in overcoming personal biases.

    For those influencing children, parents can model unbiased behavior and educate them about diversity, while teachers can create inclusive classrooms, integrate anti-bias curriculum, and provide safe spaces for discussing and learning about bias.

    Ultimately, stopping bias is a continuous process requiring collective effort. Everyone has a role to play, whether through self-reflection, advocating for systemic change, or staying informed about evolving issues. By working together, we can create a world where everyone feels valued, respected, and free from bias.

    1. How do managers, teachers influence a mindset in which a person has held since childhood because what ever we do,hear and being thought as youngsters never actually change even when we grow as children. So if a person has been taught for instance the male gender is more superior than females so do you really think that mindset can be changed?

      1. I think You're right, it's true that early experiences and beliefs formed in childhood can be deeply ingrained and influence our mindsets later in life. However, it's important to remember that mindsets are not set in stone.New experiences, education, supportive relationships, and self-reflection can all act as catalysts for personal growth and mindset shifts.
        Consider the example of gender stereotypes. Witnessing successful women, understanding the harm of sexism, and encountering positive counter-experiences can all challenge the notion of male superiority. However, changing deeply held beliefs requires effort, open-mindedness, and a willingness to learn. Role models, open dialogue, and societal change all play crucial roles in this journey. Remember, progress takes time and collective action, but fostering a growth mindset and working towards a more equitable future is an achievable and worthwhile endeavor

    2. I exceedingly agree with you active_rabbit, the reason being that I love that you stated that the responsibility rests on everyone's shoulders.
      As an adult, you should be able to tell wrong from right, thus when you have a biased viewpoint about women in media, there should be something persuading you to change your mind and think about the right side.
      On the other hand, children grow up to become adults, and the behavior they have been taught or adapted to is what they will use to grow up, thus if they have been influenced to view women only at the house, they will of course, have a biased viewpoint about women in the news.
      I solely believe what you say about people in higher positions having greater influence. By having this big influence, people would love to listen to what they will have to say and would like to follow in their footsteps. Thus people like this can change the viewpoints that people have of women in media.

  • Being bias is the act of preferring one person or thing to another, and to favor a person over another. I believe that people who can influence children’s behavior are the people responsible for stopping social biasness. I personally feel that the parents are one of the major factor responsible for stopping social biasness because it is what you teach your child the would do or what they see you do they would do. For example we can look at a school setting: Some teachers show biasness in the classroom by favoring the male gender over the female gender and this is not supposed to be so. Teachers also often praise boys differently than girls, saying 'You did a good job' to a male student and 'Try harder' to a female student.

    1. Hello clever_redcurrant!
      I totally agree with you, there are many people that think that 'X' person is better tan 'Y' person because it has something that the other does not have and that's not true. I think we can stop believing things that are not true with help and collaboration, because, in my opinion, everyone has the power to stop creating these false statements about how people are by knowing very little or nothing about them.
      I hope you understand my honest opinion.

  • I think the media has more power in stopping social bias. The media has immense power in shaping perceptions. Diverse representation in media across race, gender, sexuality, religion can help break down stereotypes.

    1. I agree because... As people get to listen to the radio and watch news and also read some news papers, they get to be convinced that what is been said in all these sources of communication are the right things, they get to believe that they cannot be deceived by these news.
      So I think And I strongly and solely believe that when this people (media) starts to educate the individuals on the implementation of social bias and start to educate the individuals and the citizens on how to treat everyone equally, I believe that many people who already have this mentality that one gender is preferable to another will start to rethink and to retrace their steps because they will think that the media is actually saying the truth and they believe that they cannot be deceived by the media.

      1. Hi educated harmonica,
        I solely agree with you that media can help to educate individuals. But here's a question for you, do you think that media only has a role to play to stop this problem?

        1. Not really because it is not only media the play that role even the parent, teachers, and governments. Parents should be able to teach the children about social bias and to avoid discrimination between men and women, teachers also support the parent in giving them more idea about social bias and avoid discrimination and associates with men and women, governments play an important role to bring social bias as a topic to the school so that teachers' can teach it to the students very well.
          So it is not only media that stop social bias even governments, teachers and parents should participate and assist each other so that they will be a stop to social bias.

          1. I totally agree with you educated harmonica that if they come together to educate individuals, social bias could be stopped but do you think social bias could be put to an end if all these are put together irrespective of individuals opinion?

    2. I agree with your point. I think that social media has such a positive and negative impact on our society today and has the power to change the way people think. Through different platforms and creators people are influenced in many ways and believe that through the media social bias can be reduced. Many peoples opinions today are sculpted and formed through the media and I think reducing stereotypes can be done through this.

  • Hello, topical talkers.
    The issue of social biases is a very significant one in the society. We are all human beings, and we all have equal rights. Negative assumptions about a particular gender should not be made.
    Throughout my research, it is discovered that the case of women being discriminated is very high and I feel it is wrong. The issue of biasness exists in schools, the home, and even the workplace. It should stop because it could affect one's emotions as he/she may feel insignificant in the society. I have to mention that we all play a very significant role in the society despite our gender. As the young scholars that we are, both boys and girls are capable of achieving many things in the society such as cleaning the environment, offering help to other children who may be less privileged and many more.
    In conclusion, we are all capable of achieving a lot despite our gender.
    Thank you.

  • I think they people who have they power to stop social bias are ourselves,parents,leaders and teachers in school but I think they person who has they most power to stop social bias is ourselves and our teachers in school. For our teachers they teach us subjects like National Values Education and they teach in most schools the topic social bias,if they enforce correct and good knowledge on how to stop social bias on their students one day their students will be of higher positions to stop social bias. For us as humans we can stop social bias by forming protests,for us that have friends in higher positions we should try and tell them to stop discrimination because it is a bad virtue. If we try hard to continue disturbing people about how to stop social bias and how it is wrong they will consider our opinions and they rate of discrimination will reduce to about 20% in each country. Mostly women are they most discriminated because people feel they are not useful or they cannot do any work without a man to help them.

    1. I agree with your opinion. It's true that the power to stop social bias is in our own hands. We ourselves has the power to stop getting involve in social bias. We have to be aware of social bias and have to prevent us from getting involved. In our day-to-day life we may get influenced by people and involved in different social bias. Then no matter how much our parents, teachers and other people want to educate us, told us not to attached ourselves with those social bias but we don't pay any heed to them. Without listening to them, we remain attach with it and destroy our own life. For this reason, the main power lies on our own hand. WE have the power to make a change in our life. At the same time, parents, teacher and friends played the crucial role in encouraging and educating us about social bias. But it is we, who possess the maximum power. It is said that if you don't want to change yourself, no one will be able to change you. So, we have to be aware of social bias and also have to listen to elder people.

  • Honestly, I feel in every sector, everyone plays an important role, and we all have the power to stop social biases. I'm sure you must be wondering ''How exactly do children have the power to stop social biases?'' Well, if we as children choose to treat everyone around us fairly and we decide to put in conscious efforts to make sure that we are not being unjust or unfair. We can also grow to oppose and stop social biases.

    Parents also play a role in stopping social biases. As I was once taught by my teacher, a baby's mind is Tabula Rasa so the way they are brought up trains them for when they grow up and they have the mindset instilled in them by their parents and also the society they grow up in. So if from a young age the parents train a child to be fair and just to everyone around them and also to know that everyone is equal and deserves to be treated equally. They will grow up to learn to not support social biases.

    1. I agree with jubilant accordion; Every sector is very vital.
      I mean adults are the children's teachers, whether professionally or unprofessionally. Adults are to set example to children by treating every gender equally. Everyone is a human and has equal fundamental rights. Once a child sees or hears something repeatedly, he or she believes it and it is very tough to change that child's mindset on that thing. Therefore, adults should make the social environment conducive and equal. Adults partially run the world now so let's make the change now instead of waiting for the future. Examples adults can set include equal payment for both genders and fighting for women in power.
      Children also need to know the reason and advantages of gender equality, such as unity so when they also grow to be adults, they can also teach the next generation and set practical examples on gender equality. Adults teach children some things so they can carry the tradition on.
      Sometimes, children can also teach and influence adults. Children should be allowed to express their opinions on gender bias, e.g. through the mass media.
      Thank you.

      1. What's the best way for a child to influence an adult I wonder?

        1. That's a thoughtful query. Katie, @topical conversation, I believe that a youngster can influence an adult by expressing his or her feelings and opinions accordingly and by giving suitable, logical justifications. They should also be aware of how they behave with the elderly.
          I would appreciate your opinion on this.

        2. Hi.
          I think children can influence adults by expressing their opinions directly or indirectly. For example, girls and women can try to influence adults directly by openly protesting about the discrimination of the girl child. They are also humans which mean they have right to freedom of expression. Therefore, they can express their opinions on the unequal moral and social norms of the society, its advantages, disadvantages and solutions.
          They can also open blogs and post on social media on gender bias, its disadvantages and effects on the girl child.
          How can children express their opinions indirectly? Well, they through their actions. Students can ask questions about societal and moral norms. They can politely challenge such norms. This act of arguing with an adult doesn't mean the child is disrespectful but simply intelligent and eager to learn. Females can also show the boy child through their actions that the girl child is as important and efficient as the boy child. For example, women can challenge men in areas such as politics, decision making, teaching, influencing [motivational speaking] both adults and children and sports.
          For example, the former best female chess player in the world, Judith Polgar had once won Magnus Carlsen, the best chess player in the world, in a game. Serena Williams also used her talent as a platform for gender equality. Female journalists and elites also try to influence these societal norms.
          Childre influence adults' health and relationships, indirectly or directly, negatively or positively. For example, frustration a child gives an adult can negatively affect his or her health and a child's relationship with their peer can either makes their parents friends or foes.
          Adults are also extensions of childhood.
          Thank you.

  • Hi topical talkers,
    First of all,Luba Kassova's TEDx talk is really inspiring! I want to say a big thank you to her for speaking up for those who need a voice and for showing us how we can make a difference. Keep shining, Luba!

    In my perspective,Both adults and those who influence children can make a big difference in stopping social biases. Adults like managers and friends can help by speaking out against unfair treatment and promoting equality. Parents and teachers can also play a big role by teaching kids to treat everyone fairly and with respect from a young age. But really, it's up to everyone to do their part in stopping biases and making the world a better, fairer place for everyone.

    Thank you!

  • People who can influence children's behavior are teachers. After the growing age or adolescents of child, They do not share quite information to their parents because of the shyness and fear of getting scold. I think teachers are the people who can understand and create a fair and creative environment to the children. Teachers can reduce bias by ensuring that grading practices are fair, equal and based on standards. Teachers are responsible for stopping these bias by creating an inclusive environment and increase bias awareness to the students or Creating an open culture for everyone.

  • As painful as it is for us to admit it, the truth is that no one person or one group of individuals have the power to stop these social biases. First of all we need to understand that social bias may operate consciously, which is known as explicit bias, and unconsciously, which is known as implicit bias which implies that whether we aware of it or not, we are all a part of the problem either directly or indirectly but it all comes down to what is conceived inside our hearts. The truth is the only person that can solve this problem is YOU and ME. Each and everyone of us have to reform our mindset and mentality, check and put our perspectives in order help others see the right way of viewing things. In a nut shell the solution to this problem all comes down to us making an intentional decision within ourselves to foster change and with similar combined efforts, I believe this problem will be tackled appropriately. In conclusion I want us all to put at the back our minds that ''CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME''

  • The government holds significant power in addressing gender bias among both adults and children. By creating and enforcing laws, they can effectively combat this issue. Here's how:

    Firstly, the government can enact laws explicitly stating zero tolerance for gender bias. This means that discrimination based on gender would be illegal, and anyone found guilty would face consequences. For instance, if a leader of a company engages in gender bias, they could lose their position until they understand the harm it causes.

    Moreover, these laws would apply to everyone, regardless of their position or status. It ensures that no one is above the law and that all individuals are held accountable for their actions.

    Secondly, for children who exhibit gender bias, the government can establish educational programs or facilities to teach them about its harmful effects. These programs would help children understand why gender bias is wrong and the impact it has on individuals and society.

    By taking these measures, the government can play a crucial role in eradicating gender bias, creating a more equal and just society for all.

  • My thoughts are really very clear to this as it is whole hearted responsibility of everyone to provide women's their justice. As we go in our past at that time existence of women's didn't matter for anyone they were not involved in any assemblies or matters and we're even not allowed to vote as everyone believed that men are more superior than women but as the time changed women's proved themselves in every subject as no one talk stand for them they stood for themselves to get their rights and get justice. this league literally changed the world and now people's mentality has changed now women are more superior than men .

    1. I agree because nowadays many men are considered inferior at the work they do thanks to a female who supposedly does it better,workplace aside, many schools nowadays focus on the female gender and disregard the male, this had me thinking is it that schools feel they don't learn enough or is it caused by a bias?

  • Hi everyone!
    Since students are the future, they will need to be influenced positively to prevent bias in the future.
    I believe that the people responsible for stopping bias are everyone because we all have opinions, and they can make people feel bad, so we all need to come together to stop bias.
    Children are involved in bias too, because about 88% of children according to my research know about bias and about 48% do something about it like speaking up.
    For example, in the World Cup men are paid 42 million while women are paid 4.2 million this is unfair as both men and women do the same thing.
    Even in some industries, men are paid more than women some examples are the legal industry in which men are paid 59% more than women and the management industry in which men are paid 34% more than women.

  • We can't say that one group of people cam stop biases. It is a combination of a lot of things.
    First of all it is individual's responsibility to acknowledge them by self awareness.
    Additionally educational institutions can promote diversity by teaching about different cultures, traditions. They can implement projects that will promote equality and respect.
    Even the government has the power to stop biases.by making laws that avoid discrimination.

  • I believe parents and teachers both have the power to influence social bias. This is because they are always the first set of people children interact with, they also happen to be the most important people in the lives of growing children, and we know most social biases begin to form in growing children at such tender ages. Parents and teachers can instil confidence or a lack of confidence in the lives of children faster than any other group of people, they can also teach what group or fraction to discriminate against consciously or unconsciously.

    1. I agree with you, super_engine, because both parents and teachers can influence gender bias since they are among the first people children interact with. However, it's not just them who can have an impact. Children may also have role models, older siblings, or relatives they look up to. These individuals can greatly influence children because they admire them and want to be like them. Because of this special connection, they can teach children that gender bias is wrong and encourage them not to do it.

  • I believe that parents and teachers have the power to shape a child's brain and create a better future where social biases can be eliminated. However, changing the perspective of some parents might be challenging as they are deeply rooted in their cultural beliefs and strong social biases. But there still might be some parents who would try their best to understand this grave problem and try to stop it.

  • I feel everyone has the power to stop social bias because, we all have a voice which we can speak up one another. We all have equal power to do everything especially to speak. A child can stop a type of bias believe it or not, like just reporting to a teacher about a bully or an assault, it always starts small till that child becomes a Human Rights Activist. A women can speak up of being beaten by her husband and from there she will start to speak up for other women who open up to her. In essence, like I said earlier everyone can stop social and gender bias. Thank you.

    1. I agree with you. I also believe that everybody has the power to change gender inequality regardless of their gender, age or position. The small changes we can make will have a significant impact.
      At home parent can start by treating their children equally regardless of their gender, age or talent. In schools teachers can also start by treating children equally regardless of their ability to learn. Managers and heads of department should treat their employees fairly and offer promotions based on merit without showing any favoritism. I believe that no matter how small our efforts are we can work together to bring an end to gender inequality.

  • People who influence adults' opinions about gender equality will most likely be able to stop gender bias, now i have a very strategic reason for picking this, adults can influence children very easily especially males and then children will develop the mindset that women and men are equal and therefore women can enjoy the same privileges as men without anyone quarrying or complaining about it.

    1. I agree because as you have said younger ones are easily influenced by older ones because, I agree with this reason being younger ones usually see older ones as their inspiration and know they have experience more than them, so I also believe that adults' opinions on gender inequality is crucial in stopping gender inequality.
      I also think that the media has a role to play in stopping gender biasness because as we all know, social media and the news are sources of information and a way of learning about new things, so if the media are able to create television shows and news about gender biasness.
      I also think that we also have a role to play by taking action against gender inequality instead of just talking and waiting for others to start.
      THANK YOU.

  • Hello,
    When talking on the people who can influence our parents, they are actually quite a lot of people who can do this. Firstly, let's start at the grass root which are children, children as well as being influenced by parents can also influence their parents too. Children influence their parents by teaching them new knowledge and consumer skills, they can actually lead to internalized and lasting changes in values, self-concept and consumption behavior on the part of the parents. Secondly, we have leaders as influencers of adults, adults are like the highest form of a human beings, and they look up to leaders for advice because... leaders have more experience than citizens.
    I think that these are the most important set of people who can help in stopping social biases. Like seen in the topic "PREVENTION V PROTECTION" adults need to be influenced correctly by those who they associate with as they are the major factors which influence children. If all adults teach children, the right way to go about with social bias, they can completely eliminate it as they are the next generation.
    In conclusion I think that the power to stop gender bias is in the hands of both children and adults because... adults need to teach, and children need to be mindful of what they believe.


    1. Hello glad outcome

      I am personally assent to what you are saying because I personally believe that parents cannot only be changed by friends but also they can be impacted by their children so I feel that if children are to tell their adults about not being biased to humans I personally feel they will not be biased. Friends can also change the way some people think by also advising or enlightening their fellow adults about the dangers of being biased and what it can cause.

      I personally feel that adults and teachers are the ones who can actually teach people on how to be fair to all genders which if children are taught those morals, they will also impact the next generation with this. As children, we should love one another and we should know that we are not too small to impact the life of someone who can be an adult so we should not overlook something that is done wrongly by adults in the community instead we should correct them.

      In conclusion, with all I have said I am simply saying that any one can stop bias towards human beings.

      Thank You!!!!!

      1. Hello @ grounded seal,
        This is very true, I think that children and friends are one of the most impactive agents when it comes to the local social group of a person, but I believe that there are a set of people who can give even more information despite not being in contact with them. These people are the journalists and activists, they are not really recognized on a large scale but have a very huge impact. Journalists and activists inform people about social biases and break the issue down for all to understand, they create awareness and help to solve issues. They engage in leading friendly protests and involve the general public to actively oppose present policies and seek positive, constructive solutions some of which are biases. They also report news happening in a place for all to see.
        I personally think that it is the duty of everyone to stop bias because... it affects all of us, and if we all put our heads together, we can completely stop bias, but I have brought these jobs to the light because their works are being undermined even though they have a lot of effect on reducing bias.


        1. I'm not sure about this because even though we all know that journalists and activists work may be undermined, there are still some that their works are remembered like Emmeline Pankhurst who a female activist who fought till British women were allowed to vote in 1918. This should be a way to show that even female activists play a key role in stopping social biasness. I am not trying to make aspiring activists or activists to be discouraged, but push on and use their voices to stop gender biasness.
          THANK YOU.

          1. I'm not sure about this because... they are some notable works of activists and journalists, but what I'm trying to say is that the functions of these set of people when it comes to social biases is not that widely recognized.
            In the modern day we mainly focus on social groups around us when it comes to influence .e.g. friends, parents and children, while forgetting that they are people who impact us by coordinating us to utilize ourselves for our best interests; an example of a protest where the activist was quite neglected was the (end SARS protest) which was held in Nigeria. Even tough a lot of people were helped by this protest the respect was not given to the activist in charge. I am just simply trying to say that more can be done to encourage these journalists and activists because sometimes their work can be dangerous. After all, they have made a huge advancement in the reduction of bias.


            1. I think I now understand your point and see that it is isn't actually the journalist and activists that don't do much to the society, but it is us that see their works are useless by this good example of the (END SARS PROTEST) in our country that you have given to elaborate more on your point and now see why not so many people in the society want to be journalists or activists because we all want to have a big impact in the society, the lives of people and also a good source of income so I will encourage both present journalists and activists and also those aspiring to be journalists and activists to push on and maybe they could be one of the most famous jobs in the world. Besides even if the complete society doesn't recognise their work, there is always someone who is willing to listen to them.
              I would also like to say a big thank you to you for explaining from your perspective and giving me knowledge on this your idea.
              THANK YOU.

  • I think people who can influence adults behaviour have more power to stop social biases as they can teach their younger generations

  • People who can influence adults with women could be the media in general having a detrimental effect on how people view certain topics(including women and their rights.) People who can influence children's behavior also would be the media, and other adults along with their parents can force children to grow into a biased masojynistic household. People who could primarily could influence both would be anyone who has a job located in the media of social sites(EX: Snapchat, CNN News, Facebook, Tiktok, Youtube.) Anyone who can manipulate facts around and make them construct around the idea that they support most, are people who can influence both grown adults and children.

  • I believe that we are all responsible for stopping social biases. It is our society, so no matter how old we are or who we are, we all have a part to play in achieving equality for all.
    However, I also feel that people who can influence children's behaviour have more power to stop social biases. Children have impressionable minds. They are inquisitive and observant. There are some things that one says or does to or near a child that will never leave that child's memory again. Studies show that children, at an early age, mostly learn by observation. They model behaviour picked up from the people around them. It is what we do around children that they repeat. To quote the popular idiom, "Monkey see, monkey do"
    Studies also show that it is harder for adults to drop bad habits. Older adults, especially people over the age of 55, change their habits less frequently than younger people. Those habits, whether good or bad, become "hardwired" in their brains, making them hard to forget.
    This means that children should be taught good values and behaviours that will stick with them for life. That way, when they are adults, our society won't have the issue of trying to remodel adult's bad behaviour. Children are the future. We need to focus on creating a future that is socially unbiased as well as trying to correct social bias in today's society.

  • Hello
    Well, in my opinion there are a few groups of people that can influence children's behavior.
    Firstly, we have peers. In the lives of children one of the major factor affecting the development of children are the peers, it just depends on whether positive or negative. In this case, if as children the issue of gender inequality and how the female gender is greatly looked down on is picked up as an issue of concern among us as children, it can become a decision among us as children to put effort into making change for the betterment of our future when it comes to the aspect of gender inequality .
    Secondly, another group of people that can help to stop this bias is the society. As children, it is very easy to adapt to our society. So therefore, if awareness is spread in school's, market's, and other areas of socialization about the increasing rate of gender inequality in our society today, children will take note of these demonstrations, so as to become curious and want to know more about it and want to do more and more about it.
    Thank you!

  • To begin with, social bias refers to tendencies or preferences towards certain groups, ideas, or concepts that influence our judgment and decisions. These biases can be shaped by our experiences, culture, social norms, and personal beliefs. They may lead to prejudiced or discriminatory behaviors. Social biases can manifest in many ways, affecting the way we see and relate to people.

    I believe that social biases are deeply ingrained in our societies and addressing them requires collective effort. But relating to this challenge, I feel that the people with the most power to stop these social biases are those who can influence adults' behavior, for example, managers and leaders. As leaders, they have the power to influence organizational culture. By acknowledging and leveraging differences within their teams, they can create an inclusive environment that challenges biases. Encouraging open dialogue and promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives can make a significant impact. Managers can also ensure an equal working environment where the population of female workers is equal to male workers; this can foster an inclusive and equitable workplace. And so, if parents or teachers who have managers or proprietors that engage in this noble practice can decide to carry it home educating their children on why they should not exercise these biases because of what their bosses have impacted in them.

  • As a group, I think we can all stop and combat social bias. We should also have confidence in our abilities to stop it, or at least try to, and act as members of the community who think that social bias is bad.As members of a society, it is our responsibility to stop negative things from happening. Furthermore, I think that because we are human and shouldn't ignore any wrongdoing around us, we have the power to affect the people and environment around us.

  • Hi there!
    I think both adults and those who influence children play essential roles in addressing social biases. Adults, such as managers and colleagues, can challenge biases within societal contexts by promoting diversity and equity, challenging discriminatory attitudes, and advocating for equality-focused policies. Conversely, parents and teachers shape young minds, instilling values of empathy, respect, and fairness, and challenging stereotypes from an early age. While adults address existing biases, parents and teachers have the crucial role of preventing biases from taking hold in the next generation. It's a collective effort requiring collaboration and commitment across society to foster inclusivity and create a more equitable world.

  • Many managers want to be more inclusive. They recognize the value of inclusion and diversity and believe it's the right thing to aspire to.

  • Parents and children can influence their behavior towards bias towards humans. Children can teach their adults about the dangers of bias and its consequences. Adults and teachers can teach people how to be fair to all genders, impacting the next generation. Children should love one another and recognize their potential to impact others' lives. Adults can set examples by treating every gender equally and fighting for gender equality. Children should also learn about the reasons and advantages of gender equality, such as unity, and can teach the next generation.

    Children can also influence adults by expressing their opinions on gender bias through mass media. Peers can influence children's behavior, and if the issue of gender inequality is brought up, it can lead to a decision to make change for the betterment of the future. Society can also help stop bias by spreading awareness about the increasing rate of gender inequality in society. By educating children and promoting change, they can become more curious and committed to addressing gender inequality.

  • Parents and children can influence their behavior towards bias towards humans. Children can teach their adults about the dangers of bias and its consequences. Adults and teachers can teach people how to be fair to all genders, impacting the next generation. Children should love one another and recognize their potential to impact others' lives. Adults can set examples by treating every gender equally and fighting for gender equality. Children should also learn about the reasons and advantages of gender equality, such as unity, and can teach the next generation.

    Children can also influence adults by expressing their opinions on gender bias through mass media. Peers can influence children's behavior, and if the issue of gender inequality is brought up, it can lead to a decision to make change for the betterment of the future. Society can also help stop bias by spreading awareness about the increasing rate of gender inequality in society. By educating children and promoting change, they can become more curious and committed to addressing gender inequality.

  • I think that parents and teachers has more power on influencing children's behaviour to stop social biases.
    While adult's behaviour can be formed to stop social biases, their mind can be changed by the society where they are living. But their mind may not change to stop social biases as their mind is reflected by the social biases society. They could change it if their behaviour was formed by their parents from their childhood.
    On the other hand, Children's mind are at a stage of formative years. They build up their behaviour by observing things from their surroundings. Their beliefs are build up by the environment they grow up. Parents can educate their children’s about equality, empathy from an early age. Parents should teach their children divers perspective about equality so that they can break social stereotypes and dismantling social biases. Teachers must add equality in their curriculum. Teachers can promote equality and challenge stereotypes by teaching children's about equality of every fields such as economic, politic and educational. Teachers can empower children to become agents of change. By focusing on children’s behaviour, we have the opportunity to create a future generation that is more conscious to achieve gender equality and social justice.

  • Hey,
    Personally, I feel that in order to stop gender-based discrimination, the duty of parents and teachers in school play a major role. If the mentality is directed towards seeing all genders as equals, when he grows up it will remain with him. My religion tells me to train a child in the right way and when he grows, the teachings will not depart from him. It is of core essence that these important values are instilled in a child at the early stages of the child's life.

    1. How do you think parents and teachers can encourage an equal and fair mentality towards gender?

      1. Well in my opinion, parent and teachers have very important roles in encouraging an equal and fair mentality (especially among children). I will be speaking with regard to my country Nigeria. In Nigeria generally, research says that approximately 56% of secondary school students are male, while approximately 44% of them are female. This obviously shows that there is some sense of partiality or to say, gender bias in the admission of students. In my opinion there is supposed to be a certain level of equality in dealing with gender sensitive issues, especially in schools where this should be a major area of concern among the students to show that they are all equal born with equal rights, and no gender is superior to another.
        Also when we come to the role of parents. In Nigeria, there is a certain belief among the Igbo people of south-eastern Nigeria that places preference on male children to female. with this behaviour, children weather male or female grow up with the mentality that generally the more value is placed on male children, which therefore leads to the gender bias in the society today. so parents should be able to treat all their children no matter the gender with equal love and care.
        thank you

  • Hi Topical Talkers!
    To me I believe that everyone can stop social biases including children who are growing up but it will start from their background, how they are being trained. There are some parents who take their time to mould their children in such a way that they learn to tolerate everyone around them. As a kid growing up, they only look up to their parents for morals as we know that morals can be instilled into a kid by parents as a skill. So I believe that if the parent take time to teach them different parts of life that are good and the dangerous ones well, and also benefits of being at peace with everyone around them wherever they find themselves, the children will grow up with it and then put it into practice in the school, fellowship at church or other places where they are, this will make them to develop morals and make it a better society in the country.

  • I think that the people with the power to stop inequality are those who influence adults this is because those who have power and influence over others would most likely be the ones to suppress adults for speaking out about gender Bias because those types of people have control over their social and source of revenue because their source of income is from those type of people the main reason for me picking adults is because of the influence they have in the world the government listen to adults and not kids adults have the voice to stand out for gender inequality no one would listen to the kid, we have voices as kids which are loud with courage but adults have a louder voice they discover and solve these problems so this why I think those who could influence adults positively could solve social bias
    I don't like to generlise because people who influence adults are also good
    so I didn't list anyone

    1. Hi Charming synthesizer, I agree with you that more adults than children have power and influence, but don't you think that with the internet also kids now have a chance to make their voice heard globally? Like Greta Thunberg or Malala Yousafzai.

        Yes it is true that the internet is one of the many ways childrens voices can be heard and as you said the internet is one of the best ways for kids to have their voices heard it is actually the most effective way it is the fastest way to have their voices heard and the easiest because kids have more access to the internet than for them to go and start or to join riots for their voices to be heard it is certainly a safe way and as we have seen children's voice are being heard through the internet the internet has many positive features it it allows kids to gather knowledge speak out for themselves and truly have their voices heard
        I really agree with you on the fact that kids voice is have been heard and are being heard through theinternet and as you have listed Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai it is one the best ways to help kids speak out gather knowledge and band together with people of with kids of their same views and interest
        Thank you

  • I believe that we, as a community can stop social biases and change how society thinks of women. If everyone started doing things such as being open minded to other people's opinions, protesting, explore diversity, and educating yourself. To start, many people nowadays have a very negative mindset as they aren't open minded. Although, if everybody was open minded to other people's opinions, people would understand others perspective and learn how to sympathies with others. Also, people should start to educate themselves before speaking upon a sensitive or a topic that people debate over. For instance, before I comment I would always look at other comments to see their perspective and to learn from them. This helps me understand the topic more and how others feel about it. All in all, I strongly feel that we can stop social biases by doing things such as educating yourself, being open to diversity, and being open minded.

  • I believe that both men and journalists can play a crucial role in fighting social biases. Journalists have the power to influence the news while men can support women's protests in the pursuit of gender equality.

    1. @calm cloud. Can you think of an example of ways in which men and journalists can play a role in fighting social biases?

      1. HELLO!
        Journalists and men can play a crucial role in fighting social biasness by promoting inclusive narratives and challenging stereotypes. Journalists can ensure fair and balanced reporting, while men can actively support gender equality and challenging harmful behaviours.
        THANK YOU!

  • I understand that we need people who are sensible and wise to stop social bias but I feel that is all wrong. We have the right to stop social bias ourselves and we have the strength to hold on till the end. Social bias is experienced by those who are not bold and do not want to be bold and tolerantly push themselves away. In all American films I have watched, I figured that they are to scared, shy, they do not want to offend the person and that is what happens to so many people nowadays. So we should correct the sentence "who is responsible for preventing social bias"? instead ask "how do we all stop social bias"?. This should be done to let others know that we can only stop social bias together because one can never be able to stop critical cases alone, we need each other to fully stop this challenge that the whole world struggles to defeat.

    1. Well said.
      Although it is important to have individuals who are rational and perceptive to combat social bias, I believe the responsibility to address social bias lies with each of us. We possess the capability and resilience to confront social bias and persevere until it is eradicated. The experience of social bias is often encountered by individuals who may not feel empowered or assertive and may tend to distance themselves. In many American films, I have noticed a pattern where people appear too timid or hesitant to confront bias, often out of fear of causing offense. This seems to be a prevailing issue in society today.

      Instead of asking "Who is responsible for preventing social bias?" a more appropriate question might be "How do we collectively stop social bias?" It is essential to recognize that stopping social bias is a collective effort, as one individual alone may not be able to effectively address critical issues. Joining forces and supporting one another is crucial in overcoming this pervasive global challenge.

      1. Can you give me an example of a film where you have seen this straightforward_king? How have you seen this displayed by characters?

  • I think that teachers have more power, because they have the chance to educate young children. They can set children's minds. Also, from my own experience, it is easier to teach a new concept to a child, rather than an adult. That's because adults have been living their lives in a certain way, with certain ideas. They mostly find it difficult to adapt to something completely new. Children, on the other hand, absorb information after information. They accept things quicker because they aren't fixed on some ideas already. For example, after you have lived your entire life strongly believing an idea, because that's what you have been told, then you won't accept the fact that you were wrong, just because someone tells you that. You would try to defend the information that you believe is right and make others believe it too. It is hard to be open minded after living your whole life one way.
    Teachers play a vital role in this. What they teach, children learn. I believe that if teachers wish to, they can make a huge difference. In my opinion, it is all about education and the way you grow up. If children grow up respecting both men and women, then they are a lot less likely to underestimate women. Also, I think that they definitely need an example. Teachers can show them how to behave. Some of the kids nowadays will sit and interview others, maybe just 20 years from now. I think that it is crucial for them to grow up knowing that there is no actual reason to hire or not to hire someone, just because of their gender. If they know that, then I think that the pay gap between men and women will slowly close as well.

    1. I'm not sure about this because if the teachers have more power , so what about the managers , friends and colleagues . Today , friends and colleagues have more influence especially on children. Some managers are influential and some of them might tell you to do something and the consequence will be to loose your job and for friends . you said it is easier to teach a new concept to a child but in some country the voices of the youths and children are not heard and so that is why it should be to the adults.

  • The federal government has a responsibility to ensure equal opportunity for everyone in America. Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status.

  • It is widely known that one person cannot be solely responsible for gender bias, rather it is the society that can be the root cause of it. This bias can be shaped by the formal rules that govern an individual's behavior and attitude, which can lead to harmful inequality for women and girls. This can hurt women's mental health, increasing their stress levels and lowering their self-esteem. Societal norms, when enforced on women, can discourage and hinder them from discovering their true potential and even lead to their skills being overlooked.

    1. Do you have any ideas about how we can fight against social bias?

      1. We can fight against social bais by admiting and be honest to your self about the fact that you can be bais, we have to acknowledge bais, we need to know about our selves and understanding how we can control our feeling when it come to these bais in the society, and when we can take responsibility for mitigating bais in the society, we can fight against social bais in the society.

      2. Hi Chloe
        We can all fight social biases by taking small but necessary steps. For example - a child facing social bias in school can stand up to it and complain, a working woman being downgraded for not doing house chores can explain to people about the efforts she puts in, a man being told not to cry can tell the people around him to stop creating stereotypes. I think all of us face social bias in one way or another in our day-to-day lives. However, most often we fail to recognise it or ignore it. But to fight and eradicate social bias we will all have to take some steps and bring changes in our environment with that. All of us should spread awareness through plays, dramas, recitals etc in our schools, neighbourhoods and houses. Only then we can fight social bias.

        1. You say that we fail to recognise or ignore social biases. How do you think we can make people more aware of them in order to bring about change?

          1. Hi Harriet
            I think that we can bring change by educating young children from their childhood. Schools should organise dramas, plays, musical performances to tell students about the existing biases and how to eradicate them. Parents should inclulate the values of equality and equity in students. When students will learn about such things in their day to day life, they will be able to be free of bias. Films should be made on themes revolving around social bias. Stepping up respectfully to our elders who display biasness should be encouraged. I think some of these measures will help us to bring change.

  • I believe that all of them have the power to stop biases.
    But the root of all are teachers along with their parents. They educate and transmit knowledge from a very early age where children are still in their development
    When they are taught from a young age daily from their role models , teachers and parents that they are equal no matter the race or the colour then in their later life will continue these perceptions.

    1. I entirely agree, every single person has the power to stop biases. Whether this is just in your home, the wider community or the country everyone has the ability to have a say and stop current and prevent further biases.

      As you have said, teachers and parents are the base of our education on the world and people. So for us to destroy these biases that have been created, they are the ones who have the ability to share this power with the younger generations so these biases can be diminished.

      It is important that these positive views are embedded into the minds of young children so we can help stop the continuance of biases in society.

  • I think both grown-ups and adults can help make the world fairer by stopping biases. Grown-ups like bosses, friends, and people we work with can teach others to be fair by showing good behavior and talking about why it's important to treat everyone equally. They can also make rules that make sure everyone gets treated the same.
    Parents and teachers have a big job too. They teach kids how to be kind and fair right from when they're little. They can do this by showing how to be nice to everyone, teaching about different people and cultures, and explaining why it's not okay to judge someone because they're different.
    I also believe that stopping biases isn't just one group's job. Both grown-ups and adults need to work together to make things better for everyone. Grown-ups can fix things now, while parents and teachers can teach the next generation how to be fair and kind. If everyone helps out, we can make the world a better place where everyone is treated with respect.

  • In my opinion it’s everyone’s responsibility, whether they are teachers, manager, colleagues, friend or anyone you know.
    In case of children, their parents and teachers are most influential figures for them. So for children, it’s the responsibility of their guardian, parent and teacher to protect children’s innocent mind from the poison of gender biasness.
    In case of adults, their friends, colleagues are the only one to stop spreading gender biasness. The owner of the place where they may also help by providing women with equal salaries and equal privileges.

  • Hello.
    Well I believe that Both groups have significant power to address social biases, but in different ways and contexts.
    Those who can influence adult's behavior, such as managers, colleagues, and friends, play a crucial role in challenging and changing societal norms and attitudes. They can educate others, promote inclusivity, and lead by example, which can have a ripple effect on a broader scale.
    But according to me I feel the people who have most power to stop this biases is people who influence children's behavior because the parents and the teachers are mostly the ones who train the children who often teach the boys that they are more important of they should be respected or they are the leaders which eventually makes them think less of women and the biases continues. The Parents and teachers also teach the girls that the boys are to be respected and obeyed, they are your leaders and care takers. This leads to the girls also feeling inferior of herself and superior of the males which creates a male dominant atmosphere in the family. So I feel its the Parents and teacher's duty to teach the boys that they are no superior but equal to the girls and the girls should be taught to stand up for her own rights and that she is no less than a man.
    As it is rightly said "Whatever a man can do, a woman can do, if not better."
    So I feel the adults are only responsible for stopping these biases by training their kids well.

  • Hi brillant Topical Talkers!!!

    I think that both people who can influence adults' behaviour and people who can influence children's behaviour can be held responsible for stopping social biases. It will be my pleasure to tell you why in this comment.

    People who influence children's behaviour. (parents and teachers) These people can influence children's behaviour because if they train children to have gender equality and not underestimate their opposite gender, they will have this positive mindset to have gender equality with opposite genders until they grow and will even influence others to have gender equality and this will help to stop social biases.

    People who influence adults' decision (managers, colleagues and friends). These people can have an influence on them because they can be close friends so if they positively advice their colleagues to have gender equality, the news will spread which will start to stop social biases and very soon, opposite genders will not underestimate themselves which will increase self confidence of both genders.

  • Firstly, our class really appreciated the insight from Luba about social biases and her experiences within her profession. We believe that social biases needs to be tackled by schools across the world to allow a new generation of children to grow up and uphold good values that tackle social biases. That would be the long term plan. In the short term, we believe that lawmakers, governments, media and advertising would need to push to tackle social biases.

  • Individuals have more power to fight against social bias. Firstly, by thinking about their own biases, they can recognize and change them. This helps them treat everyone with respect and kindness. Secondly, when they stand up against discrimination and unfair treatment, it makes a difference. By speaking out and showing kindness, they encourage others to do the same. Lastly, they can learn more about different cultures and histories, and support groups that promote fairness and equality. By doing these things, individuals help make the world a better and fairer place for everyone.

  • I personally feel that it lies in citizens themselves children have there own opinions but are shut down or suck what they see like a sponge they absorb what socitey says and what important people do like parents and teachers.Then as adults they belive the information that was ingrained into their brains as childern and the cycle continues.

  • I think that people who can influence adults' behaviour for example managers, colleagues and friends have more power to stop social biases. My reason for this is that adults are more mature enough to tell those who make social biases to stop and have an equal right to speech.

  • I feel that for a child the influences that one child takes is up to the parent to determine what is acceptable and what isn't. The parent should actively try to monitor the media a child takes in. As for adults and young adults I feel that it's also up to the person to have a good discretion and filter what they consume. It is up to the person to be stronger mentally .

  • In my opinion, it's super important for adults who can change how others act, and also for those who guide kids, to fight against unfair thoughts about people. But I believe that adults, like bosses, coworkers, and friends, have the biggest power to shape how everyone thinks at work, in hangouts, and in our communities. When they stand up to unfairness, celebrate differences, and show everyone how to be respectful and fair, they really make a big difference in fighting those unfair thoughts. To me, stopping these unfair thoughts is everybody's job. Grown-ups who can change how other grown-ups act and folks who guide kids both need to work together. If we fight against unfairness when we're adults and also when we're kids, we can make a big, lasting change. Grown-ups can fix unfair thoughts that already exist, while good influences on kids can stop those unfair thoughts from even starting.

  • According to me, if children are carved in the right manner with all the right beliefs and values, then there is no need to be concerned about social biases. The foundation must be laid perfectly so that these unnecessary discriminations don't occur. Wrong foundation may give severe feelings of detest relating to gender discrimination.

  • I think everyone person living in this world can help in stopping social bias. Whether it is manager's, teachers, friends and colleagues. Parent's should teach their children's that there is no difference between a men and women. Both are equal. If they are taught these things from young age then when they grow up they will not act like the men's are always inferior then women. They will also let their friends know about it. Manager's when they will not discriminate between a men and women and pay equally the the workers in office or companies will get to know that the manager does not discriminate between a men and women so they will respect these decisions and support the womens. In school teachers should also teach the students that never be bias to someone whether it's a boy or girl. People are usually biased towards men, but if mens support women then there will be discrimination. That's the reason education is very important for every person in the world. And if people are feeling that the manager is biased towards someone then they should speak up.

  • There are still some places and people that believe that a woman's place is in the kitchen and home. This ideology should change. Women are standing up, protesting, and defending their rights. I also believe that women should have more relevant positions in society. Without women, the world would not be what it is so we should give women the opportunity to do what they want and have more opportunity.

  • I think we all are responsible for or stopping societal bias however social bias occurs when we unknowingly or deliberately make a judgment on certain individuals, groups, races, sexes, etc., due to preconceived notions that we have of that group. These can be both positive and negative beliefs and are often instilled in us based on our own culture and environment.
    What are the forms of societal bais ?
    There are many forms of social bias but I will provide two that I think are most prominent in society, the first one is the halo effect,this type of bias happens when our overall impression of a person influences how we feel and think about them.For example, if we think someone is pretty, we may also think they are smart. Similarly, if we think someone is rude, we may also think they are unintelligent. By taking one positive or negative attribute about someone, we extrapolate and apply it to all aspects of their life.
    What do we have to do ?
    We have to eliminated societal bias however you must have personal qualities that help you understand others, such as commitment, good listening, dialogue, curiosity for knowledge, courage, intelligence, awareness of other cultures, cooperation, and awareness of bias.

  • Hello everyone!

    In my country, most girls are trained to become housewives and are not given access to education. Since children are the next generation, I believe that parents and teachers hold more power to stop bias in children, as the old saying goes "nip the weed at the bud."

    I believe that stopping bias is not only limited to the world of jobs and politics but can also be present in our daily lives. Therefore, we all have a role to play in fighting against bias. Additionally, fair treatment is necessary to combat bias.

    I agree with Polite Pomegranate that a person's upbringing can influence their behaviour. For instance, if someone is raised in a home where girls are deprived of education, they might feel that this is right and do the same thing to their children.

    1. Thank you reliable_lobster! I would love to hear more about your point about stopping biases in our daily lives, can you give any examples?

      1. Hello Siriliya @ The Economist,

        When it comes to combating bias in our daily lives, it's important to address how we treat others based on their gender, especially at home and in schools. For instance, if a girl is treated unfairly by her male siblings or guardians, she may internalize those behaviors and perpetuate them with the next generation.

        In my country, boys are typically trained to be breadwinners while girls are expected to be cooks and cleaners. This gendered division of labor can contribute to bias and inequality.

        It's also worth noting that the media we consume can shape our perceptions. For example, if someone watches videos that degrade women, they may begin to think that this behavior is acceptable and emulate it. Additionally, the neighborhoods we grow up in can influence our attitudes towards different groups of people, leading to further bias.

        To combat bias in our daily lives, we should work towards equal access to education for both males and females. We should also encourage girls to pursue their own career paths, rather than conforming to traditional gender roles. These steps can help us create a more equitable and just society.