A video challenge!

Watch this video all about biases. Pick ONE of the questions and have a go at answering it in the comments section:

  1. An "unconscious bias" is a bias that you have without even realising it. Do you think these are natural or do we learn them? Can you say why?
  2. Why do you think women are bias against women?
  3. What is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases?

Comments (163)

  • Cheam Fields logo articulate_rock | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My question I've chosen is 3.
    I think that a quick and easy thing that could be done is for each child to write down some things about them. Then, the teachers can match students to show that they are actually similiar.
    This way even though the students have diferent ideas and like different things they do have a pair who likes something similiar to them.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      articulate_rock's comment 22 Feb 2022

      This is a great suggestion - it would be good to share it with your teacher!

  • British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Feb 2022

    We must, at a minimum, hold meetings to educate students to demand all their rights and not to give them up. I also made leaflets and distributed them to all students.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Feb 2022

    Hey, I am Inspired Tamarillo and I have chosen to answer the second question.
    Q;Why do you think Women are biased against Women?
    I mean it's funny how women can be biased to their fellow women but I mean can they really be blamed? I strongly beleive that the reason for this is PAYBACK.Women may want to treat other women the same way the society treated them.Most of them hold this common idealogy in their heads that, 'If the society does not allow me to do this, why should she be given the chance?' And when they hold on to this idealogy, it completely takes over their actions and they begin to act biased against other women.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 22 Feb 2022

      A very perceptive comment, well done. What could be done to break the cycle?

      1. British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Basically, the only way something can be done is if one person realises what they are all doing wrong and find a way to break it.

    2. British Council.jpg understanding_agency | Makini Academy | Kenya
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 07 Mar 2022

      I would like to talk about question ( 2) ,Why do think women are biased agent other women? I think the reason is that other women are jealous of each other . For example when you see your friend with a new phone or car , you start feeling jealous and start saying you were the one to have whatever your friend has and you get angry .

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

        Is this true for all women? Why is it harmful to assume that all women feel jealousy towards other women?

        1. British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
          Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

          Well No, it is certainly not true that all women that are bais to other women do it because they are jealous. Everyone has different reasons for doing the same thing. Some women that are bias to other women do it for PAYBACK as I earlier said and some others do it because of JEALOUSY, some might even do it because of the PROGRAMMING OF THEIR MINDS and many other reasons even you can think about... I mean, the list is endless.

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

            Thanks, inspired_tamarillo. Don't forget that not all bias is intentional. Sometimes people don't even realise they have a gender bias, for example. What do you think is more difficult to deal with: biases that people realise they have, or biases that people do not realise they have? Why?

            1. British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
              Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 09 Mar 2022

              I think that the most difficult to deal with is the bias that you do not realise you have because you keep on doing it over and over again without even realising it which is very difficult to stop because it has become more or less part of your everyday life. If someone is bias intentionally, they know the aspects they are being bias in and work towards fixing them but if someone does not realise it, it becomes permanent like the spots of a cheetah, which as you know can never be changed. But basically, I believe that the best way to make people aware that they are being biased towards a particular group of people is to make use of the most accessible and most widely used means of communicaion in the 21st century which is the mass media. From my research on Oberlo, it has been shown that over 3.96 billion people use the media in this century which is why it is the best means for sensitizing people that are biased unintentionally. Videos, news and even movies about being biased unintentionally can be shown in the media to help those who are biased fix themselves.

        2. British Council.jpg understanding_agency | Makini Academy | Kenya
          Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 08 Mar 2022

          it is just that other women around our society always want to make you feel bad ,I am not trying biased it's just that always jealous because of maybe something that has happened or because there angry.

    3. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 21 Mar 2022

      Believe me, my dear, this is what happens when there is discrimination in treatment that turns into prejudice against women with each other.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_tamarillo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Feb 2022

    Another reason is basically the mentality the society has given to people. Sometimes, women have accepted that the society would not allow them do certain things and so they act according to what they have accepted, not meaning any harm. Also, the society makes it look like white women are rich and successful while the opposite is said of the black women. Based on the fact that this is what the society thinks and have made it look, women just act according to what the society believes also not meaning any harm.

    1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 21 Mar 2022

      Yes, it is true that brown-skinned women have stories worth mentioning, yet they are treated differently from white-skinned women because of the color of their skin.

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    22 Feb 2022

    That is really true

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Feb 2022

    my question is:
    An "unconscious bias" is your bias without even realizing it. Do you think this is normal or are we learning it? Can you say why?
    Yes, but you realize this trait with your awareness and your full personal will, and this is not normal, but there are people who deliberately bias and this trait is hereditary and educated, and we must deter them and direct them to the right path, and they must stand by the females until they achieve their full goals

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    22 Feb 2022

    Q. Why do you think women are biased against other women.
    1. A major reason for this is jealousy and I think this issue is one of the things that give the opposite gender the courage to discriminate against women. For example a man can see a woman being bias to another woman and think"oh, if they do it to themselves then surely I can do it to them too". A woman can be jealous of another woman for a reason and sees that the only way out is to criticize attack and try to sabotage the woman because she sees a success in the woman that cannot be seen in herself.
    2. A woman seeking for approval from others especially the opposite gender can stop so low as to criticize another woman to adapt to new trends in the society without stoping to think about whether what she is doing is right.
    These are my sincere opinions about this issue. I am talking from experience because I too have been a victim.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Clearly explained opinions that answers the question - well done. Where do you think education should start to prevent this: at home or at school?

      1. British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Home should be the first place because it is the first agent of socialisation a child comes in contact with and preventing this in people should start at an early age.

    2. British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      constructive_moth's comment 23 Feb 2022

      This is true, especially that prejudice has significant negative effects. As for the other reason, the difference in the way of speaking or the topic has made them sad, so they resort to only bullying and prejudice.

    3. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      constructive_moth's comment 21 Mar 2022

      Yes, women have known jealousy since ancient times, and jealousy increases if there is a woman like her who competes with her, whether in terms of beauty, work position or opinion.

  • British Council.jpg believable_elderberry | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    22 Feb 2022

    The reason is the mentality that most peoples of the world follow, which is the woman. If she is a little bold, she is arrogant. If her personality is strong, she is a tomboy. If she has a weak personality, she is stupid. If she defends herself, she is a rude person.
    But all these false beliefs are the ones that have deleted our rights, our personal freedom, and our importance in life...🌟
    Thanks...😊💜

  • British Council.jpg magnificent_harp | Ain Arik Basic Co-ed School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    We can make a world wide website for people dealing with bias

  • British Council.jpg patient_insect | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    Many of these prejudices are formed from early childhood, and one recent study concluded that when young children learned biased ideas, they took negative attitudes towards other groups and groups even if their experiences with them were positive. Another study found that even seemingly harmless classroom practices such as a teacher saying “Good morning, boys and girls,” or putting boys and girls in rows at a time, led children to discriminate and choose who to play with based on stereotypes. sexuality.In addition, during your life you have formed stereotypes and assumptions from what you read in the media or from what you heard from friends or from what you saw illustrated in books and films, it is no wonder that you have unconscious biases.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    I chose to answer the third question: It is important for the school environment to play a role in addressing prejudice, promoting intercultural understanding, guarding against bias, encouraging students to feel comfortable and participating in classroom activities that make them feel satisfied and loved and be a positive experience for acceptance of each other, and teachers explain to students that differences make all One of them is different, unique, interesting and valuable to society, and teachers must direct students who are exposed to bias away from dealing with bias in negative and aggressive ways, but rather resort to coping methods that can help get rid of negative emotions and address them by allowing teachers to allow students to express themselves Through writing, music, acting, dancing, art, or anything fun, he can get rid of his negative energy and prove himself..

  • British Council.jpg honorable_crow | Dr. Nazih El Bizri High School | Lebanon
    22 Feb 2022

    I will go with question number 3, and the easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases is to let everyone to express themselves and and shed lights about how the students can believe in themselves and respect others

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    My question that I have chosen is number 3.
    I think one way that we can break bias in school is to have activities about it with different topics each time like gender inequality, racism or unconscious bias. These activities could be conducted either every month or maybe even once a week. Some of the activities could be watching videos about the topic and commenting on them as a whole class. Also, we could play different games about it which will increase the understanding of bias. Certificates, badges and points could be given out to students who have learnt and acknowledged in the activities held.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      content_badger's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Great practical suggestions - well done! Which do you think would be most successful and why?

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    23 Feb 2022

    I think that the most successful one would be the game that we could play as a class. This game would increase our knowledge of bias and make learning fun and easy. It would definitely be an amazing activity to do!

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    I chose the first question: This type of bias is acquired and learned by the individual, and the unconscious bias appeared as a result of the existence of deep-rooted biases and ingrained rules that we all absorb and acquire without realizing that, and perhaps the reason is that we exist in societies that lack equality, and where inequality prevails in a large and noticeable way. In our lifetime, we lived a lot of experiences that put us in stereotypes that exist at the basis of our upbringing and behavior. There are many unconscious concepts that may have formed in the individual and influenced the formation of his unconscious bias by planting biased thoughts and may be unintentionally, which led to taking negative attitudes towards people. And groups, and it would be a miracle if man did not form unconscious prejudices, and their existence does not mean that the individual is bad, because they were formed in an unconscious way based on external information received by the individual since his childhood..

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    Well, I will choose the answer to 3
    At school we can help break prejudice with (Morning radio in line!)
    We can prepare reports, but they should be short and brief to attract the attention of the listeners and not be boring!

    Perhaps we can do it through drawing, meaning that it is known that drawing is the best way to express our rights or any other rights!
    Therefore, the teachers can be asked to give the students an opportunity to express their opinion about the issue of bias!!
    And post what we have done on social media!!

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Does your school have a morning radio? That sounds interesting!

      1. British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        No, I don't mean radio for the news, I mean (school radio)
        That is, before we enter the classes, there are queues to play some exercises to energize us before studying!
        And then there are students who go up on the stage and have something to discuss with us!
        This is what we call (school radio!)
        I suggest that at this time, me and some of the girls of Parliament make a report and deliver it with the students and teachers of the school!!

      2. British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

        no school in the world have a radio because a radio will no be allowed with school government

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    23 Feb 2022

    Gender equality means between human beings, whether they are men or women, who are free to develop their capabilities and develop ideas without being restricted to a specific pattern. The concept of equality is large and important, meaning that behaviors must be fair to provide them with security and safety.

  • British Council.jpg fierce_literature | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    I think this "unconscious biasness" is natural. Usually, people are naturally selfish that is, when people make decisions or provide suggestions, they make sure it will benefit them. When people are bias,

  • British Council.jpg fierce_literature | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    When people are bias, they do it to help their families, themselves or someone close to them
    Finally biases are often based on stereotypes, rather than actual knowledge of an individual or circumstances

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      fierce_literature's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Can you explain what you mean by your first sentence? Can you give an example?

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

    If we want to eliminate prejudice in school, we have to adopt a few points.
    Encourage students to ask for help.
    Asking for help is also an important part of building a workable and meaningful relationship with others. A person who never seeks help from others or makes the mistake of telling others what he knows can be considered 'they all know' or arrogant.
    Encourage mistakes.
    Creating a shy environment helps students develop a progressive mindset. By talking to students and encouraging them about their development opportunities, you are showing them the benefits of making mistakes and the potential for improvement. This kind of attitude is as important at the faculty and staff level as it is at the student level.
    Keep all students up to standard
    Believing in all your students goes a long way. Raising them to the highest standards that are individually accessible to them and then expressing their belief that they can reach those standards. Our subconscious prejudice can sometimes lower our expectations of a student's performance because of what his or her home life is like, what language he or she speaks, or for some other reason. But when we leave our assumptions at the door, we only let success enter.
    Expand your content and content.
    When planning lessons or preparing for lectures, make a conscious effort to include examples from different perspectives, be it language, pictures, socio-cultural or socio-economic status.

  • British Council.jpg willing_globe | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    23 Feb 2022

    Gender equality must be applied, because failure to implement this will lead to problems and conflicts. Therefore, society must give women all their rights without exception, because women are also the pillar of society. It is not right for men to bear the responsibility alone. Women have the right to do so

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      willing_globe's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I like the concept of sharing responsibility.

    2. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      willing_globe's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I like the concept of sharing responsibility.

    3. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      willing_globe's comment 23 Feb 2022

      I like the concept of sharing responsibility.

    4. British Council.jpg confident_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      willing_globe's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Yes, this is true. Women should be given all their rights so that we do not feel that they are different

  • British Council.jpg confident_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    23 Feb 2022

    I chose the second question... I think that she treats other women as they are treated by society, or even to experience the feeling of prejudice, as he feels controlled or something like that, but I do not advise anyone about this, as it is wrong and affects the individual negatively and makes him feel sad. I hope their voices are heard and help is provided. for them

  • British Council.jpg tolerant_butterfly | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    The question I've chosen is question 3
    I think that a quick thing that could be done at school is to educate students on the dangers and negative outcome of bias, pairing them in groups, shearing their likes and dislikes and to imagine theirselves in the shoes of someone being biased and feel how it feels and they should always keep one thing in mind and it's that "they should treat others the way they want to be treated" because the way you treat someone is not always the way you wish to be treated.

  • British Council.jpg ingenious_mandarin | Ain Arik Basic Co-ed School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    Campaigns can be created to educate who is dealing with bias

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    I pick Question 1 cause I feel like we learn to be bias. And the reason I said this is because people don't just choose to be bias with no reason they are bias based on their judgement on things such as our gender,our race and other factors that lead to people being bias. I feel people can break the bias if they learn to be open minded, understanding and also abandoning the false ideal of perfection; that is learning to see the good out of others.

  • British Council.jpg serious_memory | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    I've chosen question 1
    I think unconscious bias is not natural because, we learn them from our environment while growing up. Sometimes, we create the bias because we don't speak up against being biased because we are scared, so we can't make a difference. But when we come together to discuss about it, bly talking to your family, friends and setting up anti-bias programmes like, Anti Bias Education (A.B.E). We can really make a DIFFERENCE

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_concept | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    23 Feb 2022

    The Question i choose to discuss is Question No1.
    I believe unconscious bias is not natural, we learn them from people around us while growing up, be it from our family, friends or our immediate environment. Why because an unconscious mind consist of processes in the mind that includes memories and feelings which we might not remember learning and might appear natural to us. And another point to bear in mind is that our biases differ based on our culture and religion.

  • British Council.jpg shy_land | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    24 Feb 2022

    I picked the first question "Unconscious bias" is your bias without even realizing it. Do you think this is normal or are we learning it? Can you say why?"
    The subconscious bias is a bias that we acquire from the circumstances of life and the way the family is raised, and this is transmitted from generation to generation without realizing 1) for example, there are
    Games for boys of a technical and technological nature, which makes girls think that these areas are from the boys' world, not from their world
    2) Another example: It has been known for a long time that engineering fields are usually a male specialty, and it is shameful for a girl to join this specialty because it reduces her femininity.
    So, in my opinionI picked the first question "Unconscious bias" is your bias without even realizing it. Do you think this is normal or are we learning it? Can you say why?"
    The subconscious bias is a bias that we acquire from the circumstances of life and the way the family is raised, and this is transmitted from generation to generation without realizing 1) for example, there are
    Games for boys of a technical and technological nature, which makes girls think that these areas are from the boys' world, not from their world
    2) Another example: It has been known for a long time that engineering fields are usually a male specialty, and it is shameful for a girl to join this specialty because it reduces her femininity
    So, in my opinion, we are learning unconscious bias, but without realizing it, and this is based on the beliefs and ideas that we have adopted since childhood. bias we learn, but without realizing it, and this is based on the beliefs and ideas that we have adopted since childhood.

  • British Council.jpg phenomenal_ocean | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    I choose number 2:why do you think women are bias against women ?
    Women are bias against women because women do it out of jealousy as they feel "why should she be able to do it if I can't " .Since women have been raised to believe they are second class citizens .In Nigeria ,back in the days and even now women are denied education, freedom of speech,right to vote and be voted for. A woman believes that it is wrong for a fellow woman to be a politician or a leader ,or stand up for their rights .And so they are also bias towards each other . We as women need to learn how to accept each other and be supportive towards one another.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      phenomenal_ocean's comment 24 Feb 2022

      It sounds like you believe that there is some historical cultural biases that still exist? What are some ways we encourage new ways of thinking and supporting?

  • British Council.jpg efficient_dolphin | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    I think this unconscious state of being biased is natural because everyone has an opinion on what one does no matter right or wrong so it depends on their perspective and the fact that they are biased might be reasonable in the eyes of some people who think in different ways and are brought up in different ways and different cultures and have different beliefs. For example when a girl who grows up in a house or community where she has to wear hijaba always no matter where she is sees another girl with a veil, she will criticize her because she was never allowed to wear anything like that and might not have seen it before so she will not be friendly with her and act as if she does not have teachings from her home

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      efficient_dolphin's comment 24 Feb 2022

      It sounds like a lack of understanding and empathy can lead people to judge. How can we encourage more understanding and empathy of people's choices?

      1. British Council.jpg efficient_dolphin | Usra Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 24 Feb 2022

        We can encourage more understanding and empathy of people's choice by making efforts to notice signs that shows what other people feel because off their comments, they can try to learn about other people and their cultures and focus on the similarities between their own culture and the other ones instead of their differences

  • British Council.jpg fierce_literature | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    For example, if a person has political power he tends to favour there family and friends more, even if there's someone out their who is more qualified.

  • British Council.jpg busy_strawberry | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Q: why do u think women are bias against other women.
    Been bias has to do with the tendency to show favour towards or against one group of people or one opinion for personal reasons. Women are naturally biased for so many reasons. I believe women are bias due to jelousy, family issues, fear of domination e.t.c. No women want to work under another woman because they feel like why should they work under a woman like them, no woman will vote for another woman because they don't want a woman to lead them. Another reason why women are bias against each other is that for centuries, women have been treated as inferior against other women across the world. They have been victims of explanation and other inhuman or undignifying treatments.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      busy_strawberry's comment 24 Feb 2022

      You make some valid points in your comment! Be careful not to generalise and say 'all women' or 'all men' think or feel a certain way.

  • British Council.jpg blessed_peach | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Q.1
    Unconscious bias develops naturally from a very young age ,from the environment we grow up and experiences we are subjected to ,this influences our perspective both consciously and unconsciously .How apparent we act and comment on an individual would influence our own personal opinions and views .
    Unconscious bias is triggered by our brain automatically making quick judgements and assessments. They are influenced by our background,personal experiences,societal stereotypes and cultural context .

  • British Council.jpg magical_coyote | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Q3 what is one quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases
    Increase contact with people who are different from you. We form unconscious biases based on race, gender, gender identity,age, education and many other social categories we also tend to socialize the most with people like us break that pattern by interacting with people outside your in-group. The interaction will have a much greater effect if you work to form organic and genuine friendship with those people, rather that rely on casul or infrequent contact

  • British Council.jpg shrewd_chemistry | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Hey! I am Shrewd_chemistry and I've chosen to answer question number one(1)
    I honestly think that unconscious bias can be learnt.In some society there are friends that have a negative thinking on a person who your close to,so they they come and whisper that negative thinking of the person to you so you start treating the person unfair and he become biased

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      shrewd_chemistry's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Is that an example of a conscious bias?

  • British Council.jpg memorable_gooseberry | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Question No:3


    In my opinion I think schools can ask children certain questions similar to the video's questions such as:

    * Who do you think is more suitable to rule a country? Male or Female
    *Who do you think is most likely to become a billionaire? Black or White
    *Who do you think should take care of children? Male or Female
    *Who needs to go to school the most? Boy or Girl
    *Who looks smarter? Asian or White
    *Who looks richer? Asian or White
    *Who looks dangerous? Muslim or Christian etc.

    Questions like that can help children to give their opinion or view. Then the teacher can explain to them to never underestimate someone for their race, gender, religion, tradition, language etc. This will help them to reduce their mentality of being biased

  • British Council.jpg triumphant_cranberry | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    The question I pick is question 2
    I think women are biased against women because women tend to judge people by their appearance like the way you look speak and even the way you walk so if you judge someone by her appearance it makes you be bais aginst her

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      triumphant_cranberry's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Can you spot any stereotypes you've made in your comment?

  • British Council.jpg unconventional_nation | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Question No.1
    Honestly it's natural because a person might have that feeling developed for a long period of time, even though he/she is unaware of that feeling of bias against a specific person, but that feeling of being bias will be urging the person even though he/she may ignore it, but there will be a certain time when that urge will be too powerful and he/she will have no option but to express that feeling
    Eg. A person might be feeling bias against someone so he/she will try to deny it internally even though he/she doesn't like the feeling, but there will be a certain bad situation involving that person and that feeling well force itself out and then he/she will release that feeling that was inside him/her.

  • British Council.jpg steady_situation | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    I've chosen question number 1,
    I think unconscious bias is natural,we learn bias in our environment while growing up,we learn bias at school,at home and sometimes we learn bias even from our parents,for instance a father might like his last child more than he likes his first child or a man that has two wives might give one more attention and care than the other.
    So in my opinion unconcious bias is natural,we learn it from our environment.

  • British Council.jpg smart_conclusion | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    Q. What is one quick thing that could be done at school to help break biases.

    To break bias among students there should be an activity that will be educative, fun and collective. This should be a game that will be played amongst students of different gender sharing each others likes and dislikes, their similarities and how they can set aside their differences. Then students will come to class and present what their partners are like, the set with the most interesting information will be awarded with gifts .
    By this,students would learn how to set aside their differences and work together.

  • British Council.jpg inspired_skill | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    My question I have chosen is 3
    Teachers should ensure all educational material used shows genders in equal measure.They should also mix boys and girls to work on projects together.Explore gender concepts and roles from different communities,they should also help students identify instances of gender bias through awareness activities or historical events,laws and cultural changes.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_knowledge | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    The question 1 no. 3
    First we need to learn about what is bias not only from the video let me pick a book let a dictionary so the meaning of bias in the dictionary is a strong opinion or judgement on people or object bad or good. We will create a club or committee called the
    (ABCC) anti bias club committee to try and enlighten people about judging of people, gender, home, religion E. T. C. And we will try to teach members not to be judgemental too much in the club we will try to communicate with others to similarities. How bias has affected us even in educational areas let me give a real life examples A girl and her family were rich till there dad and family head and they were the main source of income so she was advised to become a house maid on conditions like education till higher institutions when she came back she was then basic 7 as a house maid all family troubles left her so in a year she was in basic 10 so when she went
    back home then when it was time to come back to work they threaten her employer you see bias is the family now clubs like these

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      amazing_knowledge's comment 25 Feb 2022

      This sound like a worthy committee! Can you research if any organisations exist in your community or country which are tackling gender inequality or other bias?

  • British Council.jpg motivated_camel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    24 Feb 2022

    I choose to answer the question about why women are bias against other women. The biases that people have on a particular issue usually tend to rub off on others. A good example of this is me. I grew up being fed with the mentality that cooking is for women and even avoided entering the kitchen unless necessary but when I finally decided to learn how to cook ,I found out I really enjoyed it and now, I even spend a lot of my time holed up in the kitchen. I didn't stereotype females to kitchen work because I thought females were born for the kitchen but because that's what a lot of people thought and it just rubbed of on me. Until I watched this video, I didn't even realize that I was being bias. In most cases this is why you could find women being bias towards other women without even knowing it

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      motivated_camel's comment 25 Feb 2022

      Thank you for sharing an example of a gender stereotype. It's also great to hear that you were able to spot a bias you held by watching this video. What's your favourite thing to cook? Why do you like to cook?

    2. British Council.jpg affable_atmosphere | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      motivated_camel's comment 09 Mar 2022

      That is very much true. The reason why I feel it's true is because I am also a victim of this stereotype and it affected me positively because I am able to prepare different dishes.

  • British Council.jpg smart_theory | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I have chosen to answer Question 3

    A very simple and efficient thing that can be introduced into schools to stop bias is something I like to call the B- board. It is simply a huge board where children can leave anonymous notes for teachers or even other children to answer. It can stretch from Bullying to Bias and is completely save because the kids are left anonymous.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    I am a girl who lives in a somewhat closed society, governed by customs and traditions, and a lack of security and confidence, which created a specific ceiling for women’s thinking there according to the social life she lived. The woman, therefore, what the woman has found from the society she completely re-does without prior awareness of that. Here we stand and be fair. Society is the first influencer, and the woman is not to blame for these behaviors, because it is out of her control and society has dressed her in its cloak and behavior, due to many factors that create negative thoughts, poverty The first reason makes her feel helpless and less valuable than others, so the bias remains against her gender. This bias is due to beauty, social level, job level and type of car. A woman compares herself to someone who looks like her and has the same needs, so she cannot compare herself to a man.

  • British Council.jpg gracious_concept | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    One quick and easy thing that could be taught at school to help break biases is to let the students know that everyone has a right to education. That way more women will allowed to go school, this will give them the opportunity to do things themselves and even increase their chances of having political power.

    1. British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      gracious_concept's comment 11 Mar 2022

      In my opinion it's important that this should be taught in schools, however could there be a stage where this idea is more effectively spread?

  • British Council.jpg diplomatic_ocean | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    There can be different reasons depending on the context as to why women are biased against women. It could be cultural for example in a polygamous home because women may compete for their husband's attention, they may be biased against each other. Also women may be biased because another woman is not from a certain ethnic or tribal group. In a work environment women may also be biased against each other out of jealousy or competition for a job or promotion. Another way women may be biased against each other may be in the context of child rearing. Some women for example may discriminate against women who do not stay at home to look after very young children but put the children in day care or nursery care.

  • British Council.jpg bold_editor | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    One quick and easy thing that could be done at school to break bias is to give everyone equal opportunity to do things and also have equal rights and values.

  • British Council.jpg buzzing_wallaby | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    25 Feb 2022

    What is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases?
    The teachers should educate them by telling them that we are humans there is no difference between man and woman the real difference is how we are working. The woman can do the same as the man does. This is what the teachers need to tell children in schools. When they grow up there will be no biases between each other on the other hand they will start to respect each other and respect everyone’ s perspective and we will have a real equality.

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_strategy | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I think women are biased against women because such women have been influenced by the attitudes of others causing them to be biased also.

    1. British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      resourceful_strategy's comment 11 Mar 2022

      And what these influential ideas might be?

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        noble_dinosaur's comment 11 Mar 2022

        Great question, noble_dinosaur!

  • British Council.jpg brilliant_land | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I think women are biased against women because not all girls go to school. In some villages in Nigeria most of the girls do not go to school as compared to the girls in the cities. This will make the girls in the cities look down on the the girls in the village as a result the girls in the villages might feel inferior.

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I think women are bias to themselves because of lack of appreciation, exaltation and commendation.

    Most women nowadays do not appreciate eachother and even if they do it is not expressed outwardly for people to see. If we do not appreciate ourselves when we do something commendable, if we do not exalt ourselves with awards when we take bold steps that nobody could make, who will?.
    Also, when women strive to be like other people and they suddenly realise that they can never be like any one but themselves, we start hating on each other and doing things against ourselves. But all this can be stopped with some simple appreciation and not only that but an outward expression of commendation for people to see and for themselves to know they exalt eachother.

    1. British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
      sincere_spring's comment 12 Mar 2022

      I want to ask you something.
      If you graduate as a doctor and then you want to get a gob but no one help you because you're a woman( for sure that's one example about gender bias ), what will you do then ?? Whom will you call to help you ? What exactly the steps that you're gonna follow to solve this problem ??

  • British Council.jpg flowing_heart | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I think women are biased against women because some think they are better, stronger and more intelligent than others. They also think that they have better job opportunities than the others, some have higher educational qualifications and are better placed than the others.

  • British Council.jpg engaging_queen | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    One quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break bias is to give everyone a voice, every student needs to be empowered, so teaching students early on in life how to express their opinion will go a long way. Schools also need to teach the students how to respect one another and treat each other fairly.

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_butterfly | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    One quick and easy thing that could be done in school to help break bias is to educate teachers on not showing favoritism. Students should also be educated on not having a select few as friends but should work together as a team, and avoid any form of bias.

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_opinion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I think one thing we should do at school to break bias is to take people' opinion as one and then look at one another as equal.

  • British Council.jpg amazing_knowledge | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    the club is called Getting Rid of Gender Bias capital

  • British Council.jpg happy_harp | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    I have chosen question 1
    I don't think it is natural, because we learn it from what we observe and our environment, we can also learn it from home from our family and our friends

  • British Council.jpg honest_flight | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Q2: why do you think women are bias against women?

    Honestly, I think this is natural bcause likely things attract, and opposites repel same to women, because at a certain situation a woman will prefer man than to go to her fellow woman cause of the way society values MEN been superior over the women
    Or it can be because of too much hatred to that specific woman in order just to see her feeling miserable, the hatred can be because of her skin color, or just because she's not from a wealthy family so she's nothing to her, and she doesn't care about how she's feeling, and she will be bias against her...

  • British Council.jpg frank_conclusion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    One quick and easy thing schools should do to help break bias is to advocate equal opportunities for boys and girls in schools so they both can learn and become better individuals in future.

  • British Council.jpg cherished_engineer | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    My answer is for question 1, bias is something that is not natural. People learn bias from their community. The more bias is going on the more people are affected so it has to be reduce.one last thing when you are bias you won't know.

  • British Council.jpg sincere_reality | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Some women like to be full time housewives while other prefer to join the working. The working class women look at the full time housewives as lazy while the the full time housewives feel that the working class don't have time to take care of their children and might might result in neglect of their children.

  • British Council.jpg balanced_personality | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    25 Feb 2022

    Some women in the rural areas face inequality because most men go to school more than women. In such locality it is believed that women should not be sent to school as they will get married and begin to bear the man's name. This is an unconscious bias that is learned, it is not natural. In certain parts of Nigeria during the farming season, the boys stop going to school and focus on the farm, they have a notion that at this particular time the school has little or no benefit as the farm. This is also an unconscious bias which is learned.

  • British Council.jpg supportive_literature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    26 Feb 2022

    You have chosen the second question.
    Well, there are many women who say that women should not work, and that the woman should rest while the man brings the livelihood, and this is very wrong and for several reasons and they are.
    The woman has succeeded greatly in the field of work, and there are many evidences of this, for example, the influential Malala, who is the largest article on a successful woman.
    Also, women and men should work together, and the partnership between men and women is not limited to work only, but should be involved in household chores, raising children and everything, and this also helps to increase family ties between men and women, and individuals family in general.

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

    What's a quick and easy thing that can be done in school to help break prejudices?

    First: I will go to my teacher and ask her to make a meeting and gather a large number of different students, I mean according to skin color, and my teacher distributes to them a sheet containing a set of questions, which are about things they like and things they hate, and after the students answer the questions, my teacher will collect them, and after That is, you find similarities in the answers, and after she finishes she says to the student, Mary, for example, who is of white skin, that you like the things that Fatima loves, for example, and she is of black skin, and so we explain to the students that if they are different in form, it is not that they do not have a common denominator, and after their feeling in That will become friends and they will move away from prejudice.

    Second: I will gather the female students and make a play in the school, which will be a white-skinned student and a black-skinned student (and the content of the story will be that the white-skinned girl mocks, insults and bullies the black-skinned girl, which makes the black-skinned girl hate herself and tire herself out and stop Going to school for fear of ridicule and eventually committing suicide because of the girls’ words and prejudices) The reason for choosing this play is to explain to the girls the negative and sad consequences that result from prejudice.

    (And in the end, I want to give advice to the teachers, which is “Give all the students an opportunity to express their opinions and point of view. When you are good with all the students and do not distinguish one student from another, this is how the student feels that you are close to her and when there is any problem with her, she goes to you and tells you, in order to solve her problem.” Because it has made you comfortable.

  • British Council.jpg mesmerising_earth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    26 Feb 2022

    The reason why I think women are biased against women is because they feel special and want others to think their special. So if one of them have something in common with someone else it may lead to them thinking that they aren’t special enough, which can lead to them biasing against each other

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    26 Feb 2022

    I have chosen to answer the first question do you really think a bias is unconscious, I don't think so I mean it has to be learnt lets take an example shall we. can a boy sweep, can he mop, can he cook, well all the boys on this platform will say yes, okay but why don't they do it well that is because they have this built in bias or this learnt bias that it's a girls job. So on my opinion there is no such thing as an unconscious bias.

  • British Council.jpg blessed_peach | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    Q.1
    Unconscious biases are simply our unintentional people preferences. Social psychologist tell us that our unconscious mind automatically,rapidly and effortlessly categories people. This enables us to make rapid decisions about people without having to engage the limited resources of the conscious mind which are required for the more complex cognitive tasks such as problem solving ,and planning. Unconscious biases operate in less than a tenth of a second, many times faster than our eyes can even process an image .
    In the past,this super-fast neural connections enabled us to make rapid threat assessments and were a vital safety method.
    Example of an unconscious bias
    Beauty bias
    Gender bias and Age bias

  • British Council.jpg cherished_engineer | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    We do learn an unconscious bias from our environment through our families and friends.So an unconscious bias isn't natural.The more we have biased people the more we learn it . So it has to be reduced.

    1. British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      cherished_engineer's comment 11 Mar 2022

      How can we make it reduced ?Can you tell us some method to follow them ?

  • British Council.jpg victorious_revolution | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    27 Feb 2022

    I pick question number3 which says: what is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break the bias
    ANSWER: in my own opinion i think the school community(teachers) should gather together and talk about bias, when ever there is an assembly or gender assembly they should tell and teach the children that a man can do what a woman can do and a woman can also do what a man can do, so they should not be suprised when they see something like a woman under a car fixing it which means that she is a mechanic they should also not be suprised if they see a man who is a professional in catering or cooking. The school teacher should switch the normal that boys and girls are sereotyped like making the boys cook and the girls wash cars for fun

  • British Council.jpg charming_grape | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
    27 Feb 2022

    To break the bias in schools, teachers should not differentiate between a superior student and a non-achieving student, as I know one school only chooses outstanding students to participate in activities, projects, and meetings. Study, so I hope to stop this separation between students, as it leads to spreading hatred among them

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    27 Feb 2022

    Basi is very bad for the world and to stop it we must make fair things

  • British Council.jpg credible_truth | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    Unconscious bias is learnt because we judge others without getting to know them, for example seeing a fat girl and thinking the girl is limited in carrying out certain activities like sport as compared to a slim girl.

  • British Council.jpg quiet_piccolo | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    An "unconscious bias" is a bias that you have without even realising it. Do you think these are natural or do we learn them? Can you say why?
    I think that this is the nature and the instinct of a person to have a bias for something without realizing it... A person by nature cannot be preoccupied with himself and likes to make a comment and show a problem with anything, so what about bias?😅

  • British Council.jpg quiet_piccolo | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    Why do you think women are bias against women?

    I think from my point of view that women are prejudiced against women out of jealousy, and women by their nature do not like to see another woman who is better than her and superior to her in any way.

  • British Council.jpg quiet_piccolo | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    What is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases?
    The most important thing that should be done to break prejudices is not to distinguish between a smart student and a student with simple abilities ... I am not against having incentives and simple gifts for the student who excels in his studies, he deserves it, but this also does not mean that he is significantly distinguished from the student with simple abilities and make him He feels less than others.

  • British Council.jpg quiet_piccolo | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    What is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases?

    To break prejudice, it is also important for the teacher not to be biased towards a particular student, as he is the son of his friend or one of his relatives, as he is like other students. There is no difference.

  • British Council.jpg quiet_piccolo | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    What is ONE quick and easy thing that could be done at school to help break biases?
    In my opinion, the school should do activities and silent scenes among the students. The content of these scenes is that the students will be biased against each other and face by themselves the impact of prejudice on others. What is the feeling of the person against whom we are biased, because most of the time we do not feel the problem except when we confront it ourselves.

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    28 Feb 2022

    Actually I choose question 3.
    The quick and easy thing that can be done in school to help break biases is to make more group activities to allow them be one hand and to let them feel cooperate ,also to treat them equal and you could make like a game (levels) and make winners all what they do is to write somthing about equality and Iam sure that most of them will be similar, And thanks

  • British Council.jpg miraculous_honeydew | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    I chose the second question. Confusion occurs between a woman and a woman because of jealousy, or that one of them thinks that she is better than the other from an aesthetic and scientific point of view.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      miraculous_honeydew's comment 01 Mar 2022

      Is this kind of jealousy universal to all humans?

      1. British Council.jpg miraculous_honeydew | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

        I think this is because it is a human personality, but there are some people who do not show it

  • British Council.jpg trustful_construction | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    28 Feb 2022

    I chose the third question. It is possible to do some activities to educate students in the school about bias. We must hear the students' opinions and try to tell them the right thing and educate them.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    01 Mar 2022

    So,she 's trying to say that for gender inequality to stop ,We are the first ones to act before spreading the good news.

  • British Council.jpg emotional_piano | Makini Academy | Kenya
    01 Mar 2022

    Hey, I have chosen to answer the second question.
    1. Why do you think Women are biased against Women?
    I mean it's funny how women can be biased to their fellow women but I mean can they really be blamed? I strongly beleive that the reason for this is PAYBACK. Women may want to treat other women the same way the society treated them. Most of them hold this common idealogy in their heads that, 'If the society does not allow me to do this, why should she be given the chance?' And when they hold on to this idealogy, it completely takes over their actions and they begin to act biased against other women.

    1. British Council.jpg quick_banana | Makini Academy | Kenya
      emotional_piano's comment 05 Mar 2022

      This is a really good comment I agree with you too, women are bias against each other because of payback . As the saying goes treat others the way you want to be treated.

    2. British Council.jpg understanding_agency | Makini Academy | Kenya
      emotional_piano's comment 07 Mar 2022

      Your right women want to treat other women the way the society treated them.

  • British Council.jpg gentle_fish | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    01 Mar 2022

    I choose the question about 'unconscious bias'.
    In my opinion,I think we unconsciously learn them without actually knowing we learnt them. For example, I lived with my family thinking that kids under the age of 16 aren't allowed to have phone till they are sixteen. I didn't know I had this unconscious bias till I saw a 12 year old child with a phone, I thought the child was spoilt. But when I thought it over, I later realised that I didn't know the reason the child was given a phone and a phone can be given to any child of any age. That is an example of unconscious bias that was rooted in me and learnt from my surrounding and people without me knowing I had it till when the situation presented itself. And watching this video actually made me realise that there is an unconscious bias.

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

    I would like to answer the first question. These are ideas that we learn because of the customs and traditions of our fathers and grandfathers

    1. British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
      fabulous_flight's comment 11 Mar 2022

      How exactly is this related to their traditions and such?

      1. British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        noble_dinosaur's comment 11 Mar 2022

        Our parents and grandparents are like this, we do it because we see them have done this really, and thus we have learned it and it was not created in us.

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

    One easy and quick thing schools can do to break bias is ,they can develop cross-grouped friendship in the school and also not tolerate inequality in class or around the school .

  • British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    03 Mar 2022

    We learn bias, it's never natural. People learn something that gets to their unconscious by 2 ways: either when they are little kids who knows nothing about the outside world, or adults who have no idea what are they really talking about.
    When we are kids, our brains are like cement, they absorb whatever is thrown to them: language, ideas, behavior...In a house where the mother and sister are treated like servants to men with the words "because you are a woman!" is constantly repeated... What do you think will happen to the 6 years old boy standing in that dark corner watching his dad laying lazily on the couch making fun of his little daughter whose talking about becoming a professional athlete when she grows up?"Haha, You are a girl. You are too weak to do so", Yes, he will absorb this behavior. Same goes for the poor girl. She now believes this is normal, she's a girl, she can't do this. Later on she'll become an obstacle for her ambitious friend who wants to become a mechanical engineer. "No!! That's a man's job!"
    Point number 2: The what I

    1. British Council.jpg fabulous_flight | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
      easygoing_flower's comment 11 Mar 2022

      Yes Yes, this is actually happening

  • British Council.jpg easygoing_flower | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    03 Mar 2022

    CONTINUING:
    what I like to call " The Parrots"
    Lots of people are literally parrots. They are total grown ups but will repeat anything said without thinking. When it comes to bias, which is very common, they believe it's normal thus behave like it. "The Parrot" people are simply uneducated. It's a phenomenal that can end by educating everyone about important topics like gender bias.
    I apologize about the 2 separate comment. I mistakenly hit enter.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_sparrow | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    04 Mar 2022

    The question you chose 3. I try to do projects that bring the kids together

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy crafty_peach | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    04 Mar 2022

    I chose number one
    I think it’s both but mostly just natural as you might not know about bias as let’s say your parents are gender biased or racial bias or rarely you might know about it and decide to be one of the bias.


    I think everyone should accept who they are like gender, race,etc.

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

    An "unconscious bias" is a bias that you have without even realising it. Do you think these are natural or do we learn them? Can you say why?

    I reckon that unconscious bias is learnt and acquired through the community we live in. People spread their thoughts and affect each other. Many people imitate the others without being independant in thoughts. That is how this kind of bias transfered.
    I believe it is a must to evaluate ideas before adopting them. We have to recognize if they are wrong or correct, therefore, we can build a better community.

  • British Council.jpg joyful_orange | Makini Academy | Kenya
    07 Mar 2022

    This is true but at the same time false. Some women do this to be heard and some because of jealousy for example: A woman has beautiful long hair while another is bald. Most people envy the one with hair as they mock the bald headed woman. As we all know a woman is very impatient. The woman will wait for everyone else to leave and the two will remain. The woman with hair has no fault for she never mocked the other but because of jealousy this woman will attack which will bring hate among the 2. Imagine the bald woman is rich and most rich people can change rules. She decides that because of this one woman all women are to be house wives except for the rich. This will bring problems but they can't do anything.

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

    a question
    3. What is a quick and easy thing that can be done in school to help break prejudices?

    Well, in my opinion, the quickest and best way to do it in school is "drawing."
    Well drawing is a great skill that we should all encourage children to practice from the moment they are able to color for the first time.

    The child can be creative using some crayons, pens and colored papers. Sometimes these drawings are just “scribbles” and sometimes they are wonderful pieces of art..!
    And we can accustom children or even we adults that the expression lies in “drawing” ..!
    ________
    In my school, we have a special “ateroom” for our drawings of us girls, and we often draw about “bias against women” and “violence against women” ..!
    And we consider that this ceremony is a special part of expressing our opinion, especially that we are “girls” ..!
    Even yesterday, on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March, we drew many drawings that express bias and violence against women, and we published them on social media, and they were a point of attention for people...!


    In the end, I would like to mention a quick historical story because I mentioned the drawing!!
    (In the post-medieval ages, specifically in Italy, the townspeople considered that if a girl was painted, she would bring “disgrace” to her family!!
    And one day there was a special trip for male painters, and on this trip was the artist "Leonardo da Vinci" and his friend!
    And there was a girl named "Lisa" disguised as men because drawing is forbidden for girls, and she was passionate about drawing!
    And while she was walking, her fake hair fell and Leonardo and his friend saw her, and Leonardo was going to the manager to tell him, but his owner stopped him and prevented him!
    And then Leonardo fell in love with Lisa and named his painting "Mona Lisa"...!

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

      Drawing will feature in the Standpoint (your final piece) for this topic!

  • British Council.jpg strong_lion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    09 Mar 2022

    Question 1. In my own opinion bias could be innate and also learned, but I feel that bias is more learned than natural. Because people are affected by their immediate environment and one of the most influential factor of bias in the society is from the family. Children whose parents are bias may learn from them and also adopt it, and in most cases he or she isn't aware that he or she is being biased towards things. And one reason is that at a tender age he or she cannot distinguish between what is good or bad so he or she is easily influenced by this. Another place one could learn bias is from the school he or she attends. Students are most likely to be influence by their peers and this could make them biased towards certain things.

  • British Council.jpg eager_statement | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    09 Mar 2022

    In my own understanding of this stereotype I feel that it is more learnt than natural. My reason is because when one grows up in a society or family background where being bias is a prevalent thing amongst them, he or she is likely to learn from them. For example, if one grows up in an environment whereby women aren't meant to be seen outside often or men shouldn't be the one cooking and such view, it is regarded as being bias because everyone has a freedom of movement and a way of life. I envy the Americans because you can see an American dad that cooks for his family or a woman being the breadwinner of the family so that shows equality.

  • British Council.jpg noble_dinosaur | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    09 Mar 2022

    I chose question 2, as it's really interesting and surprisingly true, and the reason behind this is all about the subconscious, if we look behind this we find that the thought of that women are inferior and can't take on huge responsibilities is because of the words that the society feed the women's minds with, that even some women have accepted these diminishing words, and throughout the ages it's known traditionally that a woman can't have a wealth unless she's dependent on a man, or that her only job is to be a housewife, so this trail of events left some women with no confidence at all to actually believe that other women can be prosperous in the society, adding to that it even gets worse that some women actually insist on the idea that a female must be married to be able to share her husband's wealth and not to build it on her own, which also influences other women badly to actually believe this, making it tougher in the society to adapt to the idea of an self-dependent successful, and wealthy woman.

  • British Council.jpg affable_atmosphere | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    09 Mar 2022

    Hi everyone. I choose to answer the question 1 because I feel that the unconscious bias is been learnt. Of course we do know that unconscious bias is the stereotypes or cultural concepts that influence decisions and behaviours.
    For instance, through the effort of Florence Nightingale, in the mid-nineteenth century, nursing was established as a woman's profession because the female gender is known for care giving and nurturing are perceived as primarily female pursuits. Today, most nurses are females because females have been stereotyped to be more careful and caring to the patient than the male gender and that is the reason why the percentage of female nurses is 78%. This is a typical example of an unconscious bias because know one has thought about the fact that most men are also talented and blessed with the skill of taking care of patients and also assisting doctors.

  • British Council.jpg prodigious_avocado | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    09 Mar 2022

    The question i chose is question number 3, in my opinion the one quick and easy thing that could be done at school is to make the students make projects and activities or prepare short and brief reports to get the attention and break the women bias.

  • British Council.jpg invigorated_snow | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    09 Mar 2022

    I choose question 3 ,because actually its very important to make something in schools to help break biases, we can let them make projects like games and write something about themselves and then make the teacher match there results, to show them that they are similar in many issues ,this will make them know that even if they have different ideas, they like same things so they will have a pair who likes something similar to them .

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    10 Mar 2022

    The main causes of violence against women

    The lack of opportunities for the availability of job opportunities in abundance leads to the failure to give women their right in the labor market and the preservation of their rights. Men unilaterally control the decision without the participation of women. The lack of opportunity for women to express their opinion and participate in society, in addition to their lack of freedom to make sufficient friendships and social participation

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    The reason for women’s bias against other women. Is to get rid of them. If a woman portrays her life in a decent and beautiful manner, we should not look at what is in the hands of others. Prejudice usually tends to a particular issue. I am the best example of this. I am convinced that if I like something, I will work with it. If it is good) without looking at hatred, injustice and hatred for people.. Love what you do.. Accomplish what you love.. you are the best .. and share your opinion with me ❤️❤️❤️

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    I can break prejudice in school and universities.... by doing activities and articles that clarify a person's self-thought and understand them that injustice and prejudice do not make a human being... without goodness and love of others.. With science, knowledge and activities, they will develop their thoughts for the better and the better, not for the bad and prejudice..... ❤️

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    Q: Why do you think women are prejudiced against other women?
    1. The main reason is jealousy, hatred and hatred. This will make prejudice big even with the sexes. The solution, in short, is to be convinced of what we have with love and pride, and not to care about what is in the hands of others and develop their thoughts for the better. There is no distinction, nor bullying, nor bias. You are the best, struggler....

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    My question of choice is 3.
    I think the quick and easy thing that can be done is for every little one to write his likes and dislikes and hang it on a wall and every child reads it and sticks to it with love and not hate and hatred.. and not be punished harshly if they break the order, we can sit with them and understand why they did this It may be due to parents neglecting them or losing tenderness, as they are children who do not know how dangerous prejudice is and how it leaves a harsh impact on prejudice.. I hope to take what I said and thank you, 💙

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    Consider yourself prejudiced for many years because of neglecting and imagining the pros and cons from your point of view. If someone comes to you and advises you to leave it more than once, what will your response be and how long do you expect it will take to accept the advice and who will be the loving person who will advise you?

  • British Council.jpg tolerant_badger | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    11 Mar 2022

    My question I've chosen is 3.
    I think we have to make awareness campaigns at schools and start with students of very young ages as this will help them grow up more open to gender equality issues and less sensitive.
    The sooner we start teaching the little children such topics the better.

  • British Council.jpg cheerful_banjo | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    11 Mar 2022

    Q1, the unconsciousness is like a stomach it gets fed with time, so basically bias is learned through ages and not in a natural way, and here's the reason behind simply because the character of a man is that he is always the successful, and tough one that can achieve anything as the society praise him in whatever he does whether good or bad, even so in the society and day to day actions for example boys get the blue color and the girls get the pink one leaving a mark in the future that blue is related to a certain gender, and so on this example varies from a point to another, or that some parents prohibit girls to play sports that require a physical strength also leaving the same result in the future.

  • British Council.jpg proactive_poem | Kfarhatta Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    11 Mar 2022

    2. Because in a normal life a woman competes with the same sex, and she is not jealous of men, but rather jealous of women. Now, custom and imitation have been firmly established in their minds, that a man is stronger than them, and they are inferior to them in rights.
    3. The school can help in a very large way in bringing up children in ways by carrying out group plays and activities with people of different shapes, colors and races. They can bring stories about racial discrimination and include them in the education curriculum and this produces a difference in the mindset of the child that helps to change the old traditions, and the end of the day everyone is a human being and there's no wall that separates us, so everyone must be treated fair square in duties and rights.

  • British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    11 Mar 2022

    Consider yourself prejudiced for many years due to neglect and imagine the pros and cons that pushed you to do it from your point of view, if someone comes to you and advises you to leave it more than once, what will your response be and how long do you expect it will take to accept the advice and from that loving person who will advise you Take into account that you are also Cruel character.. you have never cooperated with anyone or found a loyal friend, so what would your position be?

  • British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    12 Mar 2022

    My answer is on question 2
    I think jealousy is the main reason for women bias against women , why would one of them succeed and the other doesn't.
    When a woman watches her women maits , relatives , friends get the best luck , job, opportunities , even marriage life , she loses her self confidence, and feels hate and selfishness against them.
    A great example is that some domestic workers in lebanon passes through violence from the owner of the house they work in just because that they think that these workers "fighters" are weak and slave to them , of course that's not accepted at all .Unfortunately that's widespreaded among people in different places .

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    14 Mar 2022

    The question i was doing was why are women bias to other women?
    Well i think the cause is because of jealousy i choose this answer because like for an example if one particular woman has like in success in something and the other woman won't the other women would be angry on that woman and all those women would be doing bias by anger because that one woman only had success and even the other woman would try to sabotage her by their anger and that is an example of women being jealous and bias of other woman.

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    22 Mar 2022

    My question is question 3.
    I think a way at school to break bias is that each person writes about themselves and then the teachers sees and the teacher will match it as it will be similar and the two similar will be like partners because every student has a different opinion to an other person.
    Another way is to have activities and games so they can talk about bias,racism and unconscious bias because they need to learn and understand what they mean and then they won't do those things again which will be great because then children won't be sad.Another thing similar to the second one is in maybe one of the activities whoever understands the most of bias they could have badges or certificates and that means they have big knowledge of bias.

  • British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
    23 Mar 2022

    Q;Why do you think Women are biased against Women?
    I mean it's funny how women can be biased to their fellow women but I mean can they really be blamed? I strongly beleive that the reason for this is PAYBACK.Women may want to treat other women the same way the society treated them.Most of them hold this common idealogy in their heads that, 'If the society does not allow me to do this, why should she be given the chance?' And when they hold on to this idealogy, it completely takes over their actions and they begin to act biased against other women

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      kind_solution's comment 24 Mar 2022

      How do you think women should behave towards other women, kind_solution?

      1. British Council.jpg kind_solution | Prempeh College Experimental Basic B | Ghana
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 02 Apr 2022

        Most of them hold this common idealogy in their heads that, 'If the society does not allow me to do this, why should she be given the chance?' And when they hold on to this idealogy, it completely takes over their actions and they begin to act biased against other women

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    24 Mar 2022

    Q. 1. Note: I have written a post on something related to unconscious biases in society. Title: Change starts on family level. This is a summary.
    Unconscious biases are learned by children through adults so, in my way of thinking, unconscious biases are learned and not our nature but if we practice them they turn up to be our nature as humans.
    Children take grownups as people who are right all the time and whatever grownups do, children will copy their behavior.
    When they practice this behavior taken from their parents and society, people will look at it as if it is their nature but it's just that they practiced it and now they will pass it to their children and it's not actually on nature. Red

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    01 Apr 2022

    I take question 2; Why do you think women are biased against women.
    Because of socialization, women get used to their house roles and men too. When a man does the work that people believe is for women, the woman will feel ashamed and stop the man from going any further with his work. For example, a man is left alone in the house and his wife has gone to work, the man realizes that clothes have been piled up and decides to wash them. When the wife comes back and finds the man washing outside, she will stop him because she will feel ashamed and because she wonders what the neighbors will think of her. This proves that women are biased against themselves. WE NEED TO BREAK THE BIAS.

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