Video discussion: is design biased?

Is the way our world designed biased against women?

Our expert on this topic, Economist journalist Tamara Gilkes Borr, explains how the safety features in cars are designed to suit male bodies.

What do you think? Are objects designed in a way that it makes it easier for men to use them than women, and therefore biased against women?

Explain your answer to the question, using an example to support your opinion.

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Comments (114)

  • British Council.jpg focused_writer | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    I think that cars are designed for both women and men, but some people say that women can’t ride, cars are only for men, but this opinion is absolutely wrong both women and men can ride a car for example: windshield wipers , a woman called Mary Anderson came up with the idea of windshield wipers after noticing that cars in New York had difficulty seeing due to the accumulated snow on the windshield, also all women must know how to ride a car because it’s so important for our life and it makes it easier, for example: a women has children and their dad is so busy and he has no time to take them to school so their mom knows how to ride the car so she took them to their school so they won’t be late, that’s a big example that may be happened in every house that have children, another example: when you trying to find a job some jobs having a car to come and go is very important to them so you won’t be have a difficult when you come to your work.
    After this all I want to say that car is not just for men, it’s also for women, so dear women don’t listen to those stupid people who says cars are created for men, women can’t ride, don’t listen to them and fight to have your rights.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg artistic_imagination | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed mainly to suit men because there are many objects designed for safety which are tested on men and not on women. An example of this is seatbelts, this is because seatbelts are designed on men and as women and usually smaller than men it doesn’t take their height into account. Also, if a woman was pregnant and they wore a seatbelt and they got into an accident it would have more of a possibility of harming the baby and the women. This shows that the seatbelts are affecting women just because they are not being designed for a women’s body.

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg lively_seahorse | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men better because they are typically tested more on men . For example, stab vests in the police are made to fit men. This is because they are a male centred design, meaning the vests wouldn't fit the women properly . This puts the women in danger as there is not as much material covering the womens body. Its the exact same as seatbelts in cars, they are tested on a mans body, which wouldn't fit a woman as easily.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men better because studies show that PPE including essential items such as scrubs for hospitals and other protective clothing are based on the male body types and are completely excluding those women who are lucky enough to get to that position in the first place. This supports my opinion because it is a small problem which could be easily fixed to support different body types but nothing has been done to address it. However, it could not be because a study carried out in America recently showed that over 71% of car accident fatalities are male so there really is a hard decision to make whether we should change what we already have or not.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    02 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men better because most of the important objects in the world are more suited to fit men better.
    For example in car crash dummies, the impact of a car crash has not been tested on a female dummy to see how car crashes affect women and as a result women are more likely to die in car crashes.
    This supports my opinion because, the most commonly used dummy is 1.77 metres in height and weighs 76 kilograms (significantly taller and heavier than an average woman). Dummies for years have been based on an average man. Car crashes on women have not been effectively analysed to an extent which accounts for the fact women make up 50% of the world. Seat belts in cars are less safe for women, a lot less safe as they are designed in a way that makes it easier for men to use. The same with car seats, steering wheels and other parts of a car, and since car crashes and how it affects women has not been properly studied, research shows that 47% of women are more likely to be seriously injured in car crashes and 71% have a higher chance of being moderately injured.
    On the other hand, utensils used in the kitchen and objects used in household maintenance are better suited for women. Hence a lot of products are are being designed to attract mainly the female audience leaving out the males forgetting that there are also male chefs; professional ones at that, stay-at-home dads who take up the responsibility of household work and cooking, and there are also male cleaners and the likes and so it is not fair towards the men.

  • British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    It is not necessary, in my opinion, that cars are designed only for men, but as we see at the present time, women can work in all fields, just like men, so no matter how the car rides and drives, it is possible from time immemorial that women learn everything that helps them in life, and they are more capable of challenge and endurance. I think that men have the endurance that women have, and in all cases, I do not think it appropriate to say that cars are designed only for men. I think this is wrong information.

  • British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    02 Mar 2022

    I think that objects are designed to suit males better because most items are assumed to be for both genders but the statics show that most materials are used by male which brings a very unpopular bias known as 'digital gender divide', but have we ever that noticed that technology is indirectly creating materials for more males than females like the issue of cars its not the only item and another one is the robots and android yes we all think they aid everyone but they are not rather they mostly aid men in things like typing, editing and other basic office practice activities that women hardly do. This supports my opinion because women right from the stone age have been made to work with their hands rather than receiving help or aid from anything because if seen they are called lazy and it has been passed down from generation to the next especially in my part of the world, this has lead to the adoption of technology amongst women when doing work related things hard and this gives room for men to use the digital items and the companies to make it more compatible with them. Some kitchen utensils are made for only females like cooking spoons and others but even out of them others are specially for men who are chefs like the butchers knife and others and this isn't fare already there is a stereotype created by secluding some things for males even from the way some materials are designed they can be assumed for the wrong gender.
    Some research was carried out about technological equipment's and how they are used among genders, things like radio, video players were for males but hair dryers, washing machine were for females. The funny fact is that one day I wanted to use the washing machine but I was forced to use my hands but my brother was allowed to use it and I felt bad.

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    02 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to fit men better because men produce about 80% of the worlds products and men run about 60% of the companies in the world and men have occupied 65% of the jobs we see today. For example, I have noticed how baggy and unfit military suits are on women and how fit they are on men. It's also very difficult to find shoes like sports attires and shoes that fit women perfectly. NASA also discovered how only the medium sized space suit fitted the astronaut Anne McClain instead of the normal sized suits. This is because the space suits were made for men. Research also says most smart phones cannot fit perfectly into a woman's hands while men are able to type on them with one hand, this is because a lady's hand is about an inch smaller than a man's hand and most smart phones are made at about 4.7inches. To my shock, research has also proved that structures are belt based on the average body temperature of a 40 year old man weighing 70kg.
    At the same time, most kitchen utensils are made to suit mostly the hands of women and most fashionable attires are mostly won by women. I have also noticed that most cosmetics are advertised with the interest of women and not men. But most of the products made for women and not men are made by women who have strived their way to entrepreneurship and not because they were hired. So still, men have more objects that suit them.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      sincere_spring's comment 02 Mar 2022

      Well done for considering products targeting women as well.

  • British Council.jpg focused_writer | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    There are many things that designed only for men, and also many things that designed for women, but there’s also things that designed for both women and men like cars, yes cars are not just for men, women also can ride, so you see there’s something for men, something for women and something for both, but all of them will give the same result, cars will not suit men better than women if there’s an accident or something, umbrellas will not protect men from rain better than women, but yes there’s something things that don’t support women, like in some countries police officers protect men better than wome, and some doctors don’t accept women in his clinic, so you see women need all her rights to live safely in this world
    We want the justice, the equality, and all our rights..
    Break the bias by your voice..

  • British Council.jpg helpful_flower | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    I think these things are not only for men, women can do this thing and deservedly
    And this supports that women can do anything, not necessarily for men only, but the opinions of people say that women have other chores at home, such as cleaning and schoolwork, but this does not mean that they do not do what they want

  • British Council.jpg jolly_earth | Duheusheh Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    I do not believe that cars were made specifically for men only. Women can ride in them, and this is not forbidden for them at all. I also believe that there are no jobs suitable for men only because they must equal men and women in the smallest way, because men have rights for women as well. Women are the foundation of society if they fall Her rights fell to society because she is the nanny of future generations Everyone has their own opinion on this issue, but I believe that society should not discriminate between men and women And I hope that this prejudice will be broken because it causes a huge obstacle for women And I hope to lift the #breaking_bias_between_men_women

  • British Council.jpg placid_emotion | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    I think safety objects are mainly designed to suit men, for example, science experiments and researches about the human body are first tested on men! So if you look at biology books, you will surely notice that everything about the basic human body organs are just drawing that picture the male body, that's because when scientists decided to discover the reality of the human body, they made tests and experiments on dead male bodies ONLY. Of course, researches on female bodies has been delayed, which led to a lot of fake amusing stories about women bodies, that hurt a lot of them mentally and virtually. Also, police armours fits men perfectly, meanwhile, police women might die doing their job because their armours doesn't fit, falls or slips due any slight move.
    That supports my idea because, the things I've said applies on safety objects too! Seatbelts, car seats,airbags, steering wheels, etc., Are all designed to protect the "average male", leaving the other half of the world in silence, facing deadly dangers on daily basis, simply because no one paid attention to the differences between them and the "average male"!!
    "Why?" Is the question that has been on my mind lately...WHY? Why is all the researches are done on men FIRST? Why does the world think men are more worthy than us? WHY AREN'T WE HEARD ENOUGH?!
    I've been searching, hoping i might find something that could satisfy my curiosity...yet i couldn't found any...

  • British Council.jpg amicable_fig | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    02 Mar 2022

    Why are many things in cars designed for males but not also females

  • British Council.jpg brilliant_tree | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Mar 2022

    I start that there are things designed for both sexes, but I think that the basic things are designed more for men, because there are many things that are designed not for women but for men, for example: blacksmithing is never suitable for women because women have sensitive bodies and can not bear any harm The body may be exposed to him, but men have strong bodies and are able to withstand whatever harm may happen to him, and he is also able to work in such works because his hand is large and rough, unlike a woman, whose hand is soft and small.
    Also, work in which heavy things are carried, such as construction, for example. Building requires strong bodies and has muscles, which is the man. The woman cannot go and build a house, for example!
    In my opinion, to spread equality and justice and break the prejudice between male and female, we must find logical and intelligent solutions and be able to apply them on the ground, establish laws and do everything that is appropriate for both sexes so that it suits their physical structure and their intellectual and physical strength and put everything that is suitable for both of them, thus achieving equality between them

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    03 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed in an easy way to suit men. For example, here in Jordan, if a woman works in a grocery store, she cannot close it because opening and closing it requires a physical structure, and this is considered bias

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg unconventional_dragonfruit | The International Community School | United Kingdom
    03 Mar 2022

    Nothing should separate woman and men, they are born equal it is people in power (Mostly men) overshadowing women, we need to stop this because there is not anything different, people say women can't drive, they reason this might happen is that men are overshadowing and being better at driving saying women can't drive and drilling it into everyone's minds. That is not true some woman are great drivers. The reason we don't see women in F1 is because they are being overshadowed by the male drivers, the last woman to drive in F1 was 45 years ago! We have to change this sexist cycle.

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg lively_chemistry | The International Community School | United Kingdom
    03 Mar 2022

    I think that the reason some people think that cars are better suited for men are because there is a stereotype that men are stronger and braver than women. We all know that car crashes are obviously dangerous and since people think that men are “braver” and “stronger”, they think that cars are better for men, and they are definitely not. Women can drive too as they need to drive sometimes.

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg cheerful_badger | The International Community School | United Kingdom
    03 Mar 2022

    Safety gadgets need to be changed to be gender equal and in general we need to help to end gender discrimination!

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_fly | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    In my opinion, the woman is the mother of the generations. Without her, man would not have found this. This does not diminish our respect for men. Newspapers and means of communication raise and lower the value of women without any right for them. There are publications that insult women and change the truth. I think we need to tighten attention and be careful to punish anyone who publishes anything that insults women.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      unassuming_fly's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Are there any problems that could be caused by stopping what people can publish?

      1. British Council.jpg unassuming_fly | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 07 Mar 2022

        People can have a difference of opinion, but if we stop the rumors and provide evidence of the facts in that way, they can be convinced

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    Things are designed to fit men better because studies show that a man's brain is about 10% larger than a woman's brain, and accidents happen to women so that women make up 50% of the world, seat belts are considered less safe for women, so men are exposed to serious injuries from 47% of women driving have an average chance of getting injured!! And higher studies have shown that the number of deaths by men is 71%, which was recently prepared by America! !!

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      fulfilled_peach's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Thank you for sharing fulfilled_peach. Just to clarify - while it is true that some men have bigger brains because men generally have bigger bodies, this does not mean that they are more intelligent.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    03 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men better than they suit women. I say this because there are many tests for first aid treatment methods in which women have been left out. First aid is the first treatment a person is given before he/she is rushed to the hospital so it should be practised to suit everyone. An example is in CPR dummies. Tests is only done to show how to give CPR to men and not properly to women. This could be dangerous because in the case where a woman suffered a casualty and is in urgent need of CPR the woman could die because people do not have knowledge on how to give CPR to women and who knows what if the woman was pregnant?
    On the other hand, the world is also designed to suit women better than men. An example is in tailoring. Most tailors and makers of clothing over the years have been women, hence male tailors have not received the amount of attention they ought to. Even when the advertise their material people feel that they are not up to the task and overlook them for female tailors.

  • British Council.jpg tough_cicada | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    I think that designing a car for a man is a wonderful idea because it fits with his requirements and comfort, and this also does not mean that women cannot drive, they have the right, and that a car designed for women would be a wonderful thing because it will comply with the requirements and comfort as well.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    03 Mar 2022

    Though I have minimal instances of having to interact with a CPR mannequin, in all my experiences, I never encountered a female mannequin. And therefore if there occurs a real life situation in which a woman needs to be given CPR, considering the fact the the student doctor has only learnt on a male mannequin it makes it hard to give CPR to the female patient which may end up leading to loss of lives.
    also headsets were originally invented to fit men because when some women wear them they do not fit do to their hairstyles. Most people just have the 'make it pink' mentality. Meaning that if it fits men and it is made pink then it would also fit women.

  • British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    ok .
    I do not think that things are designed to be specifically for men, because each of the sexes has its own things, distinguishing it from the other.
    For example, the razor is designed for men to use, you don't find women using the razors that men use.
    And also, ornaments and jewelry are designed to adorn women, and when we return to human origins, we cannot find a man who wears them.
    And also, there are things are designed to suit both genders, and there are a lot of them, but for example, the office chair, it is designed to suit the person sitting on it, whether it is male or female.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      pioneering_wilddog's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Talking of razors. It was found in the UK that razors marketed to men and women were very similar but women's razors were more expensive. Why do you think this could be used as an example of gender disparity?

      I'd also argue that men have worn jewellery in history. What about the pharaohs of Egypt?

      1. British Council.jpg pioneering_wilddog | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 03 Mar 2022

        In fact ,
        I do not want to delve into it too much, but it is known that shavers are used for men, not for women, and if they are used by women, men will remain the dominant ones in use.
        and jewelry too , it is true that there are some men who wear it, but the majority of its use is by women.
        is not it ??
        In the end, we don't know what the inventor of this thing meant from His invention, but what we see now is what governs.

  • British Council.jpg amicable_fig | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    03 Mar 2022

    What are the major things to do to stop gender inqualities and biases.

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Mar 2022

    I think that the designed things are suitable for men. The first reason is that the people who choose them are men. This has a higher rate of working hands than women. Secondly, that a man is not harmed by anything. His body is perfectly suitable. Third, as we know about car belts that are called “safety belts,” perhaps they do not It harms the man while harming the woman. If she is pregnant, she and her child will be harmed. If there is an accident or they are shocked in a bump or dump, it will affect negatively. Fourth, men move, go out, train, work, get tired, see shapes and learn from people and their friends. As for the girl, she is the goat of her time at home, because the laws of countries are there a ruling issued in The past centuries have been a violation of women’s rights, so be patient with the law that work is for men and not for people Fifthly, that men have experience and skill in work..

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    04 Mar 2022

    I think objects especially safety objects are made to suit men.For example crash test dummies are based on the average male or stab vests are almost always tested on men apart from a few women here and there.This supports my opinion because if those crash test dummies are based on the average male thene know how bad the crash impact will be on a man but for the women we don't know what will happen to them meaning they have more chance of getting severely injured and with the stab vests we know what may happen to a man but for a women we don't know what will happen to them and they may even look better on men because if they are tested on them they would want it to look good on the man who it is being tested on.But objects can also suit women as well as men such as car's women can drive cars and look perfectly fine driving a car which is the same as most vehicles so women can drive not just men.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    Most of the comments were about things designed primarily for men, but I would be against most of the comments.
    I think that things are not designed to suit men, for example, all cosmetics are made for women to beautify them, but we do not find special cosmetics for men, and another example is children's games for girls more than children's games for boys and this is according to my statistics and reality, and also according to the shopping places that there are In my society, there are more women's shops than men's. The biggest example is my brother and sister. When we buy clothes for them, we always find my sister’s clothes quickly because there are many shops and options, but my brother takes long hours.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    I think the majority of equipment that is a way to achieve success is designed to fit men more than women, for example, space suits that are tailored to men's sizes, and ignoring women's sizes, it is an example of overt bias against women, the lack of equipment or its unsuitability for women is In front of the march and success of women and the empowerment of women in the field of space, where are the advocates of equality, why do they not pay attention to those obstacles that hinder the work of women and their empowerment?? Do not leave simple obstacles such as equipment and clothing that end a woman's right to work, societal success and development

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    I think that the bias for men is also evident in the design of swimwear and research in the depths of the sea, as this hinders women’s work in the field of diving due to the wideness of the clothes and the large sizes of the fins. In the practice of work, discovery and being able to accomplish its tasks without fear threatening it through inappropriate designs that would be a stumbling block in the way of its success...

  • British Council.jpg diplomatic_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    04 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men for instance an engineering helmet or a bike helmet, women have no choice no most time when they put on these helmets since the helmets are not designed to suit their needs. The physical make up of a woman's head is very different, it is smaller in size when compared to a man's head. The bone mass, the forehead, the skull are also different. When designing a ladies helmet this has to be taken into consideration, if this is done, keeping these differences in mind, the chances of injury will be significantly brought down.

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_bilberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    I think that things are not designed to suit men only, but also suit women, as women drive cars and occupy a position in medicine, driving, teaching and other various fields, and this supports my opinion because women have become equal with men and more, and they can provide all the needs and requirements of life with the absence of Men, life without a woman is like a barren land.

  • British Council.jpg champion_forest | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    l think that there are things that are basically designed to suit men and not women, and this is not a reason for women to stop their work, because they are in the house, so that their place is the kitchen and raising children only, and women should not be forced to do things that they do not like, and there are also things that women cannot do, such as mechanical and electrical construction. The man must do it because it may involve a danger to the woman, or her body may not bear heavy or tiring things, and there are also things that a man cannot do, but this must be in the woman’s place, such as a yoga and fitness trainer or a medical obstetrician. There must be no discrimination between women and men.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      champion_forest's comment 04 Mar 2022

      I would like to challenge you to find examples of male yoga/fitness trainers and female electricians/mechanics who would disagree with you. What have they achieved? Should they have been able to?

  • British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed mainly to suit men because men have dominated the field of medicine and scientific research, and doctors, scientists and researchers have often been mostly men. Not only that, but most of the developments in medicine were based on studies and research conducted on the man's body, which resulted in insufficient knowledge of all aspects related to the health of women compared to men.
    For example: the early twentieth century, the endocrine system responsible for the production of hormones was discovered and this was another difference for doctors between men and women, however, continued to believe that all other organs and functions in the sexes work in the same way, so there is no need to conduct studies on the body of women, which increased the risk to women, and also in most experiments are done On male animals, but not on female ones, which made medicines suitable for men and also increased the danger to women, and this is not fair from my point of view, of course.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      alert_ostrich's comment 04 Mar 2022

      An interesting point - where did you find your research?

      1. British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Mar 2022

        I get some info from the internet, and I communicate it my own way, knowing I got a lot of research and scrutiny on it, so thx you for trying.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    04 Mar 2022

    I think things in the world are designed to suit men better. About 85% of things only about 15% of things in the world favour women. An example is seen in laboratory wear. The lab coats are often to big and do not fit women properly. The safety googles too since they are big do not fit women properly as an average woman has a much smaller size of head when compared to an average man. Also the safety boots are ill-fitting for women. And even though these apparels are made for safety they are not very safe for women.

  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    There are things that are suitable for men and things that are suitable for women only, and there are things that are suitable for both parties, for example, the back bag, where women and men can use it as it is carried and the weight in it is distributed on the shoulders, so as not to harm People and fashion and fashion shows are suitable for men and women. It is true that fashion shows are intended for women, but they are suitable for men as well

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    04 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed for men, for example doing dangerous work like putting out fires, this work is not suitable for women because it puts her life at risk!

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 07 Mar 2022

      But why would it be suitable to put a man's life at risk?

      1. British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

        It is not appropriate to expose them to danger, neither men nor women, but this profession requires muscle strength, courage and courage, and this distinguishes men from women, but this does not prevent women from practicing this profession with all professionalism and courage, and this does not lead them to peril and danger, but rather they have the ability to Doing this job...

  • British Council.jpg mindful_raisin | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan
    04 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed mainly to suit men because there are some things that are not good for a woman to use. For example, the design of tools. Women are stereotypically considered less “handy” than men. You’ll see fewer women than men in a shop or on a job site, and fewer women own power tools themselves. Building/fixing things, in general, has culturally and historically been considered “men’s work”. So when a designer approaches creating a new power tool it’s likely that the target demographic is men, rather than a more inclusive concept like “everyone who wants or needs to build something”.So it’s no surprise that tools are often designed in a way that’s more difficult for women to use.
    Could the stereotype that women are less “handy” be accidentally designed into the very tools of the trade, extending bias to a functional level and creating a damaging feedback loop?

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed for men in a way more than women, that is, they are better designed for men, for example, the firefighting uniform is designed for men, and also the ambulance uniform, we find that it is designed for men, and also seat belts we see that they are designed for men, and also if a pregnant woman has a traffic accident even though she wears Safety belt, there is a great danger to the life of the child, and this indicates that seat belts are not designed on the woman's body

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I think things are designed for men and women! Our religion even has gender equality and has provided women with all their rights! Likewise, women in our society work in all fields just as men do; Because since the Stone Age women do everything with their own hands as I see men to use items and companies! Some cooking utensils are made for women and not for men, but this does not mean that men have no value, but our society gives women all permissions! Nothing separates a man and a woman. On March 8, we must close this issue of prejudice and discrimination on this date and today! So safety tools must be changed to be gender equal and in general we need help ending gender discrimination! It is possible (problems result when stopping what people can publish??) “The elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, for the sake of a more beautiful world for all”, all agreements included that the participation of women is on an equal basis with men .

  • British Council.jpg unconventional_temperature | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    05 Mar 2022

    Why is it that things in a car suits men than women

  • British Council.jpg respectful_tennis | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    05 Mar 2022

    I think object are designed mainly to suit men for example uniform for security organization like the police,fire service etc.we have women in these organization in case any of them become pregnant how are they going to put on their uniform. so this meaning that these the uniform are not designed for women's body

  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed to fit men more than women because most things that are made are supervised by men and are even designed and tested on men. For example, seat belts in cars fit Men are more likely to be tested on them, and this thing causes women a danger, and also most of the protective and safety tools in public places are suitable for men

  • British Council.jpg content_river | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I don't think that all things are designed against women. It is true that there are things that do not suit women, but not all things are against women. For example, I designed fashion and fashion shows for women, and this was a great success for them.

  • British Council.jpg objective_seal | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    First, everything in this universe is the creation of God Almighty, and there is no difference in that, Christian or Muslim. As for man-made, there is nothing that says that industries were found according to the structure of men. Let us give like that. Car mechanics is a profession that some believe is for men, but there are women who do By studying this profession and applying it on the ground, as in industries, there are cars that drive on gasoline. There are many women who can drive cars. Even if these things were designed for the man, the woman, with her strength and courage, was able to make her mark on everything beautiful and good so that men do not think that Women are not able to do anything, just as there is the legal profession. It is a profession that ignorant people believe is a profession for men, because women are soft in nature and cannot defend themselves until they defend others, but it is a very wrong saying, an example of this is the lawyer who holds the second position around the world and she is a martyr Fatima is striving for human rights. Such people are the ones who created women's existence and their affairs and prevented those with retarded minds from fighting women's rights
    But there are also tasks designed for men for many reasons, fearing for the woman’s life, because the man has a more solid structure, so I found for men. This does not preclude that a woman can do the impossible, which some believe is impossible.
    We believe that women also create things to suit their health and security

  • British Council.jpg genuine_memory | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I think that there are things that are specially designed for both men and women and everything on both sides of the design, shape and appearance is different, as women have a thin and attractive shape and appearance, and men have a strong appearance, with muscles and height, and because the characteristics do not match with each other, so men are assigned tasks and things to work with, as well as for women They have different things that suit them, and men have things they specialize in, and women have things they specialize in, such as a pregnant woman, for whom work will not suit her, such as digging a well and lifting heavy things will not suit her properly.

  • British Council.jpg dynamic_peach | Ramallah Basic Girl School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Mar 2022

    I think objects are designed to suit men better because studies show that PPE including essential items such as scrubs for hospitals and other protective clothing are based on the male body types and are completely excluding those women who are lucky enough to get to that position in the first place. This supports my opinion because it is a small problem which could be easily fixed to support different body types but nothing has been done to address it. However, it could not

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    The obstacles put in place for women at work are clear, but does it reach the limit to diagnosing diseases? I was stopped for a moment that the diagnostic methods for autism ignore females, and that these methods are more difficult to diagnose females because the criteria set are designed specifically for males, which is not compatible with the nature of females, because there are Some overlapping and different diagnoses for females from males, or is it a gender bias for parents to disclose their children’s disease that is governed by social origin, and the priority of diagnosis for males is greater because the belief that their role in society is greater, neglecting the methods of diagnosing the disease is an injustice that falls on females and deprives them of the right guaranteed by human rights. If we demand dignity and justice for women's rights!! Where is her right in her most basic rights, which is diagnosis and treatment. Ignoring the methods of diagnosing autism for females means that their numbers are likely to rise due to many reasons. Is it possible to explain some factors that may be influential but are not mentioned??

  • British Council.jpg lovely_cloudberry | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    I think things are designed to fit men better because they are tested on men. For example, jackets for workers of cleaning companies. Because the design of these jackets is more focused on males than females, this is because they have a higher percentage of males than females. This becomes clear evidence that women have become in the world to represent men, and there is no difference between women and men in any work.

  • British Council.jpg ineffable_jambul | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    For example Dr.Mai Salem Hanna al-Kila (born April 8, 1955 in Jerusalem) is a Palestinian physician, diplomat and politician, and the first woman to hold the position of Minister of Health in Palestine within the government of Muhammad Shtayyeh. She holds a PhD in Public Health and Health Administration. She chaired the Palestinian Medical Council in her capacity and she is a great woman 👩

  • British Council.jpg considerate_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    I guess I'm not biased because it's designed specifically for men, but other things have to be done for women, like increasing the seat belt for a pregnant woman, for example, even if she gets injured in a traffic accident, she and she. The child is protected but at the same time biased because it gives the man more rights than the woman, knowing that it is possible for a woman to have a great ego role in driving this car and meeting the needs through it. I hope to preserve the rights of women because they are behind every great man and they are half of society, not even the whole society. As for clothes, they are generally made or designed to suit men, because they believe that this work is for men because they have already invaded medicine and scientific progress, as well as special helmets and glasses.

  • British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Mar 2022

    I think things are designed to suit women. In this topic I discussed it with my classmates and my family, and the largest number was for women. For example: Women like to shop a lot, unlike men, who don't like to shop a lot... Also, women's needs are more than men's needs, right?

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      excellent_snow's comment 07 Mar 2022

      Do ALL men not like to shop a lot, or is this a generalisation?

      1. British Council.jpg excellent_snow | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

        If we specify, we will see that a small number of men like shopping compared to women, for example, when we go to the market, we will see that the number of women is greater than the number of men, right?!

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think women are the ideal; Women have achieved an achievement in terms of reaching the level of decision-making, through the emergence of many women leaders in various and multiple fields in our society, but not at the required level, and the desired goal of the political role is not to exchange roles but to participate in politics, in order to achieve a better life for men and women!! ! All agreements included that women's participation is equal with men! You are not only paid for childcare, but also for managerial positions.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    The woman is economic and social in the family. As for the man, as an extension of productive work, his relationship is mostly with business partners or with whom he deals directly in the various fields of his work. Both sexes (men and women) have relationships, social roles, and values ​​that differ from one society to another, and from one time to another. In our time, there is no (bias) discrimination of the sexes (men and women)!! Gender is an acquired cultural, and it changes with the change of place and time!!! Likewise, there is no prejudice or discrimination between a man and a woman. In our society, men and women do not imitate each other Using jewelry, trinkets, hair styles, etc. They also do not enjoy any discrimination for any reason such as race, language, gender, political or non-political opinion, wealth, lineage, or other things.”

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    Perhaps many professions facilitated the work of men, and the profession was based on the fact that it is masculine in the true sense of the word and did not take into account many of the advantages for women to work in them, for example, here the work of women in the aviation profession is certainly designed specifically for men with a driving seat that is designed to suit the man, and it also needs this profession to be strong A large muscle was restricted to men using the wire or rope that makes them turn, take off and land. This wire requires muscular strength and did not take into account the practice of women’s work in aviation, which poses some difficulty for them to lead the pilot, so he made this profession masculine in all its characteristics. Designed specifically for women to practice this profession

  • British Council.jpg sincere_rabbit | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed to suit men better than women to go in line with the reality of men without paying attention to women, for example: - Car seats, we see that car seats are designed for men according to their width and height. As for women, the seats are far from the steering wheel and low, so women cannot see around them. Evidence that confirms that many fields are available only to men.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      sincere_rabbit's comment 07 Mar 2022

      What is this evidence? Please can you share it.

  • British Council.jpg adventurous_trumpet | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think that things are designed to fit men better, for example, seat belts are designed for men, as they used to think that women cannot drive, so the car is designed in the form that a man will drive and they also think that men lose work on transportation and this is wrong.

  • British Council.jpg observant_frog | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    Cars are not only for men, but also for women, because the car has a number of uses and spend the concerns and needs of the man, and not only men have concerns, but women also have, for example, an appointment with a doctor and she wants to go, take her car and go, the world is not designed for men only *

  • British Council.jpg inspired_cherry | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I am sure that the way the car is designed or its safety features are not biased against women, and what supports my opinion is how modern cars are designed, for example, the car seat can move it forward or backward so that women can drive comfortably and the seat belt is flexible and fits all bodies, even animals .
    To avoid traffic accidents, traffic laws, good driving and many laws that apply to men and women must be adhered to, and I assure there is no bias in this matter.
    For information, there are 300,000 women in our society in the Gaza Strip who have a driver's license, how many women in the world?!

  • British Council.jpg flowing_speech | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think that everything is designed to be in line and suit the man more than the woman in all areas of life. For example, in the dolls that are made to experience accidents at the speed of the car, the doll is made according to the specifications of men, i.e. their height and weight, in order to protect men from the risk of accidents and reduce injuries, but this thing does not fit with Women's weight and height are lighter and shorter than women's, when they have an accident. There is a greater risk of death for women than men. Also, the seat belt is designed to be comfortable and tested on men, but it is not suitable for women.
    I also hope that equality between men and women is achieved as much as possible

  • British Council.jpg artistic_context | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think that objects are not desiged especially for men .However , the phyisiological nature of women is different and men has more power which makes using objects easier for them.

  • British Council.jpg flowing_speech | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think that everything is designed to go along and suit the man more than the woman. Even in the different areas of life, in the new industries, invention, innovation and development, there is a bias against women by making things that are useful for men, and women do not benefit from them in anything, but rather pose a threat to them like a seat belt. It is designed to be suitable for a man’s body. While it is not suitable for a woman's body, and this increases the risk of injury if accidents occur

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      flowing_speech's comment 08 Mar 2022

      Although there might be some issues with seatbelt design, it's important to remember seatbelts are very important for safety for everyone.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think things are designed to fit men better, and it's not just about cars, I'm a girl who loves space and I love exploring it and my wish is to stand on the moon..... But after research I discovered that at the moment I can't travel to space, because space suits were designed To suit men from the start.
    Not only the spacesuit, but as Ms. Saraleen Mark, founder and president of iGIANT and SolaMed Solutions LLC, said.
    "The idea is more than just spacesuits that don't fit female astronauts. We see the problem in the shoes and clothes we wear, the electronic devices we use, and even the medicines we take."
    As women, we must raise our voice higher, and not remain silent about our rights.
    # No to discrimination against women.

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_cookie | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    I think the world is designed only for men.
    As there are many things invented by people that are suitable for men and not suitable for women...
    An example of this is in space...
    One day NASA canceled a female flight into space as astronaut Annie McClain realized that her medium spacesuit size fit her better than the large spacesuit size she was using. Therefore, for safety reasons, she was withdrawn from the team.

    And in "NASA, there are only two medium-sized suits, and only one has been prepared for spacewalk....
    Therefore, I hope with all my heart that these big problems will be resolved and that justice will be done between men and women in everything

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Mar 2022

    The male-only space began. More than a smaller size was added to accommodate women, but equipment such as boots and helmets remained. Also, sports equipment, such as weight bearing, was designed specifically for men and did not pay attention to women. If this is the case, please be equal between the sexes in all areas.

  • British Council.jpg balanced_dolphin | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    It would be nice to suggest a question like this. From my point of view, I think things are designed to suit both genders. If we look closely, we will find that there are things that are designed to suit men, for example, seat belts, tuxedos, space clothes and many other things that are somewhat unsuitable for women (designed to suit men more), we will also find things designed to suit women only, such as jewelry, makeup and dresses. Each gender has something that distinguishes it, each gender has something designed to suit it more than the other sex...

  • British Council.jpg frank_salak | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I really think that 80% of the world is designed for men, we all know how much the world loves and honors men always, even if he did wrong. An example of this is the astronaut costume, it is only for men, and a costume for women was only recently made, as happened in NASA when it wanted to send two women into space They were surprised that there is no specific dress for women, and also like the phones we use, they are designed in a size that matches the size of a man’s large hand. A woman cannot hold the phone with one hand because the phone is much larger than the size of her hand. This happens to me a lot. I cannot carry the phone and it falls on my face when I am flat 😂💔

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_lute | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I think there are a lot of things designed for men more than women. (and this is from my point of view) For example, to choose cars, such as the seat belt that suits men more than women, but it does not match the size of most men. Pregnant women. Also, do not forget that some types of cars do not fit the size of a woman, where the woman is, even if she is submerged, because it is designed on the basis of the men who will drive and not the women.

  • British Council.jpg jolly_science | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I think that some jobs are designed only for men in society, for example, men can work as drivers of public vehicles, and women cannot work that. For example, a man can work as a car repairer, but a woman cannot do that either.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      jolly_science's comment 08 Mar 2022

      In other places, women can do these jobs. What are the reasons for women not being allowed to do these jobs in your community?

      1. British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

        The most prominent reasons are the customs and traditions that society has become confined to for fear of people talking about them and it is shameful to do the work of men, because the stereotype of such work is designed for men without women, and the work of repairing cars is a tiring thing for women and requires a lot of effort, and the society’s view of work A woman in car repair does not have confidence, for example, if a person wants to repair his car, he will certainly not accept a woman to do so, but will ask the man, thinking that she is unable to complete the work and that her abilities are lacking...

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I think that many things are designed to suit men more than women, and that labor and safety standards have been taken into account by men rather than women, for example in fires firefighting clothing is designed for men, and protective hats and gloves are designed for men, can muscle effort in these The profession made it a monopoly for men. The standards of designing safety clothing at work cannot be an obstacle to practicing this profession. Reforms must be taken in this profession for women to work without fear for their lives, and we cannot deny that there are some women in the world who went through the experience and succeeded In spite of these obstacles and be happy with that...

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_mood | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I think that this is a clear example of gender bias. The cars are mainly designed for men and that is clearly noticed by the way cars are produced. The shape, the seatbelts, and almost every thing. But still we can say that women are successfully working on this by changing these masculine features to fancy fiminine cars that suit them well. For example you can find girlish colors for cars like pinky, read and purple ones. Women show cleverness in dealing with this issue also by adding options that suit only women for example a special box for cosmatics, make up or perfume. A colorful mirror and a special bag for her personal stuff. The women are smart enough to get use of things and change them for their sides! So cars are not a matter that women will make them upset, instead they will get accustomed to them by modifying and changing.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      imaginative_mood's comment 08 Mar 2022

      Why do you think pink and purple are seen as girlish colours?

    2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      imaginative_mood's comment 08 Mar 2022

      Why do you think pink and purple are seen as girlish colours?

      1. British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

        Today you will be able to determine the gender of the newborn we see in front of us from the color of the blanket that covers it. Everyone knows that pink is for girls, and blue is for boys. As soon as the mother knows the gender of the newborn, she rushes to buy all his necessities in one of the two colors according to his gender. but why? Have we never wondered about the origin behind the proportions of each of these two colors to determine sex in a conclusive way, and why this distinction in color according to the sex of the child?

        1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
          appreciative_pear's comment 08 Mar 2022

          This is a good observation and a great question. It does seem strange to say that boys and girls must be represented by a certain colour, doesn't it? Can you think of a way that new mothers can avoid putting this stereotype on their children?

  • British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    A man has an important role in the field of work, as he occupies some jobs that are difficult for women to do, especially those jobs that require physical strength. To spend a long time, and as for passion at work, men stay away from acting at work according to their feelings, and their actions revolve around that they love cooperation and participation, and love solidarity in order to get work done faster, they enjoy professions that men excel in women in which the types of professions and jobs differ between men And women, depending on the presence of ingredients that help, the ingredients of men are different from women, as there are professions in which men excel over women, for example: driving a bus, men have greater confidence when driving and have high self-confidence while they are behind the wheel, in addition to sports training and acting. The comedian, the man has the physical and psychological ability to excel in these jobs, but the woman, because of her shyness and modesty, is regressing from progress in such jobs, as the vast majority prefer work that is unique to one place without moving much Unlike a man, he is able to navigate the streets
    Regarding occupations and protective functions such as security, police and firefighting personnel, these fields are dominated by men more than women; Because it requires a combination of mind and physical strength, it is not possible to separate them, and men are more powerful, strict and quick in such professions, except that they are not professions prohibited for women, rather they are valid for men and women, but it is preferable for men to do them, for they have the preference to do and work with them, nor It must be noted that this chapter is in the professions.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      champion_seed's comment 08 Mar 2022

      There are a lot of ideas here that promote inequality because they are based on gender bias - for example, it is not true that all men "love solidarity" or that women are less confident drivers. You say that for some jobs it is "preferable" for men to do them. What could be done to break the bias and help more women do these jobs?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

        Yes, there are many jobs that encourage women to work, including 1- The talent for singing, which enhances the rise and popularity of singing among women 2- In the hairdressing shop and the work that concerns women 3- Cooking in restaurants and at weddings 4- Teaching on YouTube how cooking or styling Feel or act in specialized skill videos.. To break the bias in driving, design a car for women that works to protect them from danger or work that does not harm women while driving.

        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          champion_seed's comment 08 Mar 2022

          Can I ask why you have chosen these jobs in particular? Also, explain more on what you mean about designing a car that protects women from danger - what specifically would this look like?

          1. British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 09 Mar 2022

            I chose these jobs in particular because they are work that women do without being exposed to any danger by anyone, and that they are women’s work, such as hairdressing, a shop that specializes only for women, so that they are protected by society so that they do not say that this woman works in this work, so society starts talking about her. ...and around the women's car that protects it from any danger, it must be designed specifically for women, and not for men, to make comfortable seats for the vertebral column, so that it would hurt after carrying it. Do not be harmed by it...Put a very strong safety belt and be designed according to the women's body so that they are comfortable in driving.. Take safe precautions when you have an accident, the minority will be fine so as not to be exposed to any danger..Protection of the car from the front from inside the car for the rules The front is in the form of an iron, a stop from the car inside until there is an accident. The car does not get smashed from the front, as is done in the movies. Then I watched the accident program in the car. I was saying how the actor risks his life for a movie, but when I watched the program that day, they were and the eyes were protection rules of the car from the front. But this is how it will go forward. Women will become more in car driving, and then when women work in cars, other women will be much more reassured.

          2. British Council.jpg champion_seed | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 09 Mar 2022

            I chose these jobs in particular because they are work that women do without being exposed to any danger by anyone, and that they are women’s work, such as hairdressing, a shop that specializes only for women, so that they are protected by society so that they do not say that this woman works in this work, so society starts talking about her. ...and around the women's car that protects it from any danger, it must be designed specifically for women, and not for men, to make comfortable seats for the vertebral column, so that it would hurt after carrying it. Do not be harmed by it...Put a very strong safety belt and be designed according to the women's body so that they are comfortable in driving.. Take safe precautions when you have an accident, the minority will be fine so as not to be exposed to any danger..Protection of the car from the front from inside the car for the rules The front is in the form of an iron, a stop from the car inside until there is an accident. The car does not get smashed from the front, as is done in the movies. Then I watched the accident program in the car. I was saying how the actor risks his life for a movie, but when I watched the program that day, they were and the eyes were protection rules of the car from the front. But this is how it will go forward. Women will become more in car driving, and then when women work in cars, other women will be much more reassured.

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    Early marriage:

    i.e. marrying off girls and boys before their mental, physical and emotional development is complete; What affects the success of building the marital bond between spouses.

    Among the reasons for the spread of early marriage are:

    1- Ignorance: It is certain that education stimulates thinking about the consequences and consequences of early marriage, which limits the spread of this phenomenon.

    2- Conservative culture: the conservative culture in Palestinian society, giving priority to the family’s reputation and honor, as it is believed that marrying a girl at an early age is a guarantee to protect her from the people’s tongues.

    But now the situation is completely different, and people have returned to their senses and regained their minds, so this phenomenon has disappeared, but not completely, but calm prevailed in society and we were shaded by a cloud of love that rained us with contentment.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      determined_brain's comment 08 Mar 2022

      Thank you for thinking about this, determined_brain. Why do you think people find it so hard to move away from traditions?

  • British Council.jpg affable_revolution | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    08 Mar 2022

    To be honest, in my point of view, I would say that designs such as those for cars and other automobiles are not gender sensitive. The design that works for a man is also suitable for a woman.

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I believe that the most important things designed in the world are more suitable for men than women, for example, safety measures in cars
    First of all, car seats are male seats that flow more in length or size
    Second, seat belts are perfectly suitable for men
    Also, military uniforms and windbreakers look very roomy on women, because they are absolutely made to measure for men
    But sometimes there are some industries that are suitable for women and not suitable for men, such as hair and skin care products and cosmetics.

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    Most of the equipment she used was designed for men, biologist Jessica Mounts, executive director of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, told BBC journalist Chris Bell.

    "The problems are not just discomfort, it's all about personal safety," she said, adding: "Loose clothing gets caught in moving equipment. Big shoes lead to trips and falls."

    She continued: "Alternatives 'designed for women' are usually more expensive, have smaller pockets, and still do not fit."😄🤷‍♀️

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      determined_brain's comment 09 Mar 2022

      Can you give your own thoughts on these quotes?

  • British Council.jpg inventive_significance | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    There are many experiments and applications that have been tried on men, not women, such as: medicines, although women take more different medicines, but they are applied to men; Because of the different nature of the bodies of men and women, and thus different reactions.

  • British Council.jpg sceptical_crow | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    08 Mar 2022

    I think that most companies put among their main goals that the product is suitable for both genders because this will bring benefit to them and achieve high profits.
    But this does not prevent the existence of bias of some companies toward one of them. And most of the time this bias is with men, but women are known by their nature that they are strong and are able to adapt to all environments and the evidence for this is the sharing of some women into the field of football despite The clothing of this sport is designed to suit men much more than women.🦋🦋

  • British Council.jpg splendid_lake | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think things are basically designed for men, the biggest example of that seat belts! This is because it is designed for men and does not fit a woman's body.
    Also, if a woman was pregnant and they wore a sea tbelt and they got into an accident it would have more of a possibility of harming the baby and the woman .🌷🌷

  • British Council.jpg beloved_cat | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    09 Mar 2022

    I think that it is not designed for men only, women are able to drive it, but we see that its design is a little difficult for women, especially cars that were issued in the old days. More easily now, as well as cars. Recently, it has become very easy to use and it is not difficult for women. The car can be controlled easily without effort by pressing the buttons.

  • Cheam Fields logo sympathetic_swan | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    09 Mar 2022

    I think objects are better to suit men because most things which is for safety are tested for men not on woman. A good example would be the seat belts because it would not fit the body and the height of a women. For example, if there is a woman who is pregnant and she just wore her seat belt she would have a bigger possibility of damaging her and the baby. This would show that it would affect a woman more than a man. For an other example the airbag. If you crash into something and you are a woman who is pregnant, When the airbag goes off it would pop and injur you and her baby.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Mar 2022

    Today you will be able to determine the gender of the newborn we see in front of us from the color of the blanket that covers it. Everyone knows that pink is for girls, and blue is for boys. As soon as the mother knows the gender of the newborn, she rushes to buy all his necessities in one of the two colors according to his gender. but why? Have we never wondered about the origin behind the proportions of each of these two colors to determine sex in a conclusive way, and why this distinction in color according to the sex of the child?

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 25 Mar 2022

      By saying "everyone knows" do you mean this is a stereotype? Have you ever researched the origins behind this stereotype?

  • British Council.jpg great_lion | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    06 Apr 2022

    I don't think things are designed only for men
    for example:
    Work in the police, all the world think this job for men , but Women have the right to choose their workplace, some people say woman can't work in police because this job for the men because the man is strong
    but this is inequality for women
    Great_lion🖤

  • British Council.jpg super_writer | Beitsurik Girls Basic School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Apr 2022

    I do not think that cars are designed for men only, but that cars are also designed for women, because just as a man can drive all kinds of cars and women can also drive cars, and because men need to drive a car and women also need to drive a car, the car is essential in our lives
    and for example :
    The seat belt is as necessary to protect the man, and it is also necessary to protect the women. Let us expect that a woman is pregnant. The seat belt will protect her and her fetus.
    Also today, cars have become very modern, which has made it easier for women to drive. Instead of putting the key, they can be operated with the push of a button.
    In the end, I say, just as a man has the right to live comfortably and easily, a woman also has the right to live comfortably

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