Activity 1: boys or girls

Keywords

They keywords you'll need for this activity are...

Bias

= when someone makes a judgement or decision based on how they already feel rather than by looking at the facts “Sometimes people don’t realise they have a bias against something.”

  • Equality

    = the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities

    “This Project helps students discuss why equality between men and women is important.”

Read the information about what life is like for the following boy and girl

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Can you...

  1. Choose which country you would prefer to live in and say why

Then... DO A BRAINSTAND!

  1. Imagine your brain suddenly get replaced with someone who thinks the opposite to you. Why would they disagree with you?

For example: I would like to live in the country where....the boy lives because I would like to be a politician in the future.

The person who thinks the opposite might say that they don't want to live there because...men often earn more in that country for doing the same job as women and this is the result of bias.


Give it a go in the comments below!

Comments (117)

  • British Council.jpg artistic_context | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Feb 2022

    I would live in a country where women are not abused and hace their own full rights in education, work, and social life. That is because I would like to be a lawyer in the future to stand against all the problems the women suffer from and support womens' affairs and equality. I disagree with anyone thinks thinks the opposite because the women are second hand for the society and they have their exsistance, issues and perceptions of life exactly like men. Women can give without limits, they can act any role; the roke if mother, housewife, teacher, boss, administrator, ans ambassador. She represents all the sectore in society, so she deserves the best and recieve all her rights.

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

      That sounds like a fantastic ambition artistic_context!
      We have some professionals from some large companies, KPMG and Arup, joining discussions. Keep an eye out for them!

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

    I choose the area in which the boy lives because both sexes can go to school so that the girl can complete her higher education and become an active member of society

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

    Note that prejudice does not stop at a particular country. Every country has people who are characterized by prejudice and violence against others, but all countries have a race of safety and peace. Greetings to all these wonderful countries, including France. Germany. Switzerland. And many Arab countries

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

      Hi intelligent_river, I agree that prejudice exists in all countries. When you say that all countries "have a race of safety and peace" do you mean that all countries have a group of people who are afforded more safety than others?

      1. British Council.jpg intelligent_river | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Thanks...
        No, but rather to spread security and safety. Equality must be set an example to follow, not siding with security, but loving it and spreading it..

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

    I accept to live with the boy:
    Because of several things: lcan make my own decisions becouse l have many privileges and vacations, I can get a great job and earn the highest salary Than females, and lcan get political, management and employment positions

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

    For me I prefer to live as a boy because they have right and privileges that girl Don't have

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

    I prefer to live as a boy because they have all their rights, but we only have a few rights, even the simple ones they did not give us, so that's why I prefer to live as a boy...🌟💜

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

    I prefer to live in the place where the boy lives because there is equality in some rights between the girl and the boy so that both sexes can go to school and get work for money and both sexes can also make decisions about the future unlike the country in which the girl lives, it is impossible in her country to go to school or plan for the future, and it is unlikey that she will see her working eithger.
    I want to fulfill my dream, I want to become an exceptional person in the future, A developed and self-reliant person , I want to live in a country that respects rights and gender equality.

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

    I say girls, not because I am a girl. Girls are one of the most beautiful blessings in this life, because of the great affection in them and their sense of their family more, which makes their value more expensive and greater than anyone else. I know people that their son who raised and preferred his sister abandoned his parents who preferred him over his sister abandoned As for them, she and cared for them, sacrificed her life and did not relate to them in order to sit with them and take care of them. I do not want to talk about the tenderness and the amount of kindness that exists in the tender heart of the girl. Also, I am not saying that the boys are not good, but rather they equal the girls in love, but there are some of them who are disobedient.

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

      Thanks for your comment! Can you spot any attributes that might be considered stereotypes for girls and boys in your comment?

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg funny_currant | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    23 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in America as I would like to become a politician and care for my people and aid them. With the substantial net worth that America has I would be able to do this and many more things that would improve America (USA).

    I would not like to live in America as I have to be American to become president which would therefore end my chances and I would never be able to help, aid or care for America.

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

      What would be your aspirations if you became a politician in the UK?

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives.
    Because lwant to study and get into work even if there are challenges.

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

      Why is studying and working important to you?

      1. British Council.jpg dynamic_power | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Because I love to be a successful woman in my life.
        And I try to change the ideas of societies.

  • British Council.jpg unbiased_coconut | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    I'm a human ,who prefers to live in a peace created by women and men together . The person who thinks the opposite might say that they don' t like to be in this kind of peace because they believe that " Women are half brains "
    and this is a kind of bias .

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

      This certainly is bias and factually incorrect. How can we tackle this kind of bias?

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

      This certainly is bias and factually incorrect. How can we tackle this kind of bias?

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

      This certainly is bias and factually incorrect. How can we tackle this kind of bias?

  • British Council.jpg unbiased_coconut | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    I would like to travel ,work and live in a country ,where women and men are treated equally .In which ,they had the same rights and duties regardless of their race, colour ,religion ,or sex .
    The person who thinks opposite to me ,might say that they don' t want to live in a country such like this ,since they believe that one of the genders is better than the other.

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

    Inequality can lead to violence and violence harms society, it destroys people and makes them fall into a state of depression that is very difficult to get out of and may even lead to suicides, and this thing is very bad, because in the end the human race will become extinct and all this is due to abuse, inequality and attitude to violence

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

      Flipping this around, what are the positive effects of equality?

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

      Flipping this around, what are the positive effects of equality?

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

    The reason why women are not given their rights is that they want for themselves the power and make the woman's position in the gutter and make them mere servants to them, but this thing is completely unacceptable and should not happen

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

    I prefer to live in the place where the boy lives because there is equality in some rights between the girl and the boy so that both sexes can go to school and get work for money and both sexes can also make decisions about the future unlike the country in which the girl lives,it is impossible in her country to go to school or plan for the future, and it is unlikely that she will see her working eithger.

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

    I want to fulfill my dream ,I want to become an exceptional person in the future, A developed and self reliant person, I want to live in a country that respect rights and gender equality.

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

    I accept to live with the boy:
    Because I can take my decisions myself and freely, and with all my powers, and choose the work I want with the wages I set, and I can engage in political work and take up political positions.

    1. British Council.jpg shy_land | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
      strong_bird's comment 24 Feb 2022

      Don't you think that falls under living without males?

  • British Council.jpg idealistic_significance | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    I've to choose to live in any country i will feel safe in it . No one will get hurt because of the laws against discrimination in hiring practicies. Both genders are equal in rights , duties , and infront of authority. Every single citizen can work , get educated in school and university without almost impossible conditions.In addition to live freely without restrictions , and do whatever i love whenever i want .The person who thinks the opposite, such that his opinion is against the human's rights especially the women's ones , he/she can naively hurt someone and just think of himself , to get the best is often a cause of bias among people between each other .

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

    I would like to live in Switzerland because it is a wonderful and special country from which all the rites of peace and respect emanate, as it equals the sexes and gives rights to the fullest. But no country is free from prejudice, inequality and racism

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives, because I saw that the country in which the boy lives have more rights than the country in which the girl lives, and I chose that because I like to make decisions for myself, the decisions I want, and because there is equality in education, decision-making, access to work and they can make Decisions about the future, as for the country in which the girl lives, there the girl cannot go to school, and she cannot enjoy political power and also does not take decisions on her own, so there must be equality in human life because it is the basis of everything. Equality makes a person feel belonging and valued within society. Spreading love in the community

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

    I prefer to live as a boy because he takes his rights without diminishing and is not deprived of the things he loves and can make his own decisions and is not subjected to harassment by some

  • British Council.jpg assured_hen | Baalbeck Second Public High School | Lebanon
    23 Feb 2022

    As of my opinion,I'd like to live in a country where all people have the same equal rights,for example where woman can wear whatever they want without being sexually harassed and being told to cover herself up because she's showing too much "skin".I'd like to live in a country that let boys to express themselves emotionally and express the things they like,for example in our society men are weak if they showed any emotions like sadness leading to crying,or happiness,if they should any of these emotions they'll get mocked by other men telling them they're acting "feminine", or also for example if a boy likes the color pink he'll get picked on by his friends telling him that's a "girly" color so he can't wear any clothes by this color or express how much he likes this color.To sum up everything that has been stated so far,not only girls face these issues,men can also face them,so what can we do to reduce from these problems from happening?

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

    My life would be miserable if I were in this girl position. For sure, I will take the boy's side. Nevertheless, the boy's community has unfair rules towards women. I agree that men take responsibility for families usually. Yet, women fight everyday to keep themselves on the track, and to have the capacity to be on the top in every filed and titles, as a mother, employee, and daughter and maybe wife. Thus, I am not standing with the boy's society 100%. But, this option is still far better that the other option. The opposite one might say that bias is already there in both option, so the problem is still there somehow, which I agree with to some extent.

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

    I would like to live where the boy lives because then women can get paid and earn money.
    Someone who thinks the opposite might think the girl because they mightwant to see a man in power and think that women are unimportant.
    It is sad the women are treated not as well as men there. As they are seen as not special, this is bias.

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

    I would like to live in a country where males and females are complementary to each other, for example, the physical strength of girls is weak, so they cannot do hard work, and there must be males to carry out these jobs because they have a strong structure
    This is the country in which I would like to live, I hope that both boys and girls are cooperating, sharing the details of life, so that they both work outside the house and work inside the house, so that they enjoy equal duties, each according to his ability.
    A person whose thinking is the opposite of mine wants to live in a country without males for several reasons:
    1)Their professional fields will expand
    2) They will take over management positions at a greater rate

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

      It's true that males are usually stronger than females, but lots of women around the world do jobs involving hard physical work.

      1. British Council.jpg charming_grape | Ashrafiyieh Prep Girls 1 | Jordan
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 27 Feb 2022

        Actually I prefer to live in a place where there are no men where I can live my life without being controlled by anyone, study what I want, work in the place I love, make my own decisions, wear what clothes I prefer. live without them

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

    I would love to live where the boys live because in the future I would love to be a politician. If all goes according to plan I would want to end up as the President of the country. Nevertheless, being a boy, I would try to give both the same rights and oppurtunities. Both men and women would be treated equally. I also believe that women are sometimes even more capable than men are. There is a woman from my country who I believe in and can serve as an eye-opener and that is " Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, The Director of the World Trade Organisation". I would appoint ministers as both women and men and would strive to curb gender discrimination. Being a man or woman doesn't change the fact that we are humans and we all can "Make a difference".

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

      I'd like to hear more about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala! Why is she a strong leader do you think?

      1. British Council.jpg responsible_cymbals | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 26 Feb 2022

        There is a lot to say about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. I would first give a short biography and in it mention some of the qualities I think that make her a strong and a good leader.
        Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was born into a royal family in Delta, Nigeria on the 13th of June, 1954 by her parents Professor Chukwuka Okonjo her father, and Professor Kamene Okonjo her mother. She is the first out of four children, she has two younger brothers and a sister. Thankfully, her parents turned a deaf ear to the norms of societal prejudice in female education, therefore setting a good educational background for her and her siblings. She enrolled at Queen's School at Enugu and later went to Saint Anne's School and finished at International School in Ibadan. She attended her university at Havard University, after three years, she graduated with an AB in economics. She enrolled to further her education at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, where she got her Ph.D. in regional economics and development. She is married to Dr. Iweala and she has four children, that is three boys and a girl. She is currently the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
        I think that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a strong and a good leader because she is intelligent, hardworking, diligent, an outspoken woman, and a woman with excellent surviving skills. She also had good and supportive family members who helped her through difficult challenges and situations that made her who she is.
        This woman is one of my role models and it should be for women all-round the world, especially to those that think that women can't occupy, accomplish and make a difference where ever they are. When she was young, with her willpower she saved one of her siblings from the glimpse of death because of malaria. She carried her dying sibling over ten-kilometer to a clinic in a church during the civil war in Nigeria. She is a woman who is desperate and determined. She has been the Minister of Finance Twice also the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria.
        She has worked in 6 International Organisations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngozi_Okonjo-Iweala#:~:text=Okonjo%2DIweala%20had%20a%2025,%2C%20Europe%2C%20and%20Central%20Asia.), as a member of Corporates Board of 4 Organisations, 21 Non-profit Organisations, and Presently the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. She has also received 16 Awards and 14 Honorary Degrees from 14 Universities. She has been listed as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders(Fortune, 2015), the Top 10 Most Influential Women in Africa (Forbes, 2011), the Top 100 Women in the World (The Guardian, 2011), the Top 150 Women in the World (Newsweek, 2011), the Top 100 most inspiring people in the World Delivering for Girls and Women (Women Deliver, 2011). She was listed among 73 "brilliant" business influencers in the world by Condé Nast International and many more.
        So to the people, who have been treated unfairly, more especially the women, and to those who are scared or hiding in shame or even those who are emotionally scarred for trying to do something. Don't be discouraged, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala also faced discrimination and problems one time in her life or another, but she didn't give up, she kept on striving and she is where she is today because of her hard work and resilence. This is one thing that makes her a strong leader. It is your time to stand up and do something and don't give up.

        1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
          responsible_cymbals's comment 28 Feb 2022

          Thank you for telling us about Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
          Can other Topical Talkers share some women who inspire them from their communities?

          1. British Council.jpg compassionate_bassoon | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
            Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

            Well, one of the women that we are still talking about about their achievements that have remained immortal to this day, and that we are proud of that they are from our society, which is (Asmaa Toubi)
            A pioneer in media, born in the city of Nazareth in 1905, she was an active member of the "Women's Union" in the city of Acre between 1929-1948. She was also a prominent member of the "Young Women's Christian Association" and the presidency of the "Orthodox Young Women Association".

            She broadcast many of her radio interviews from the following stations: "Palestine Radio", "Huna al-Quds", and the "Near East" station of Arab Radio in Jaffa after 1948, and her famous talk was broadcast on Radio Beirut. She was editing the women's page in the newspaper "Palestine" before the year 48, and after that she edited the same page in the newspaper "Everything" and the Sunday magazine in Beirut. She was the president of the Arab Women's Union in Acre at the end of the British Mandate era in Palestine. 1973. She has a number of plays and other literary books and translated works. Asma Toubi died in Nazareth in 1983. Her name was awarded the Jerusalem Medal for Culture and Arts in 1990.

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            delightful_harmonica's comment 09 Mar 2022

            Can you say why?

    2. British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      responsible_cymbals's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Iagree with you about the point of giving men and women equal rights and opportunities. According to professor A.V Dicey who propounded the the rule of law theory, one of them was "Equality Before The Law". in his view everybody both male and female were equal this means that no one is above the law and the law is no respecter of persons. The law should therefore not favour any person whether male or female , rich or poor and so on.

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

    I would like to live in a country where both males and females have no qualms about living with each other while having equal right. Some people have the belief that this kind of country is unrealistic but i disagree. A person who thinks different form me might argue that females are physically weaker but in many countries around the world such as my country Nigeria, women do a lot of work that requires a good amount of physical effort and that some men can even handle. Also, the female sports industry is also a good example showing that women are not inferior to men at all in the sports industry. A good example of this is Florence Griffith Joyner who used to run at speeds so fast that quite the number of male athletes find it hard to beat her records.

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

      Are women in sport treated fairly? For example, are women paid the same as their male counterparts?

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

    Yes l agree with you. so that's why we can not live without males

  • British Council.jpg nice_coconut | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    I would go for the boy country where there is justice and equality among men and women. Both have full rights to practise their lives without restrictions or obsticles. They can by together and hand by hand to move foward and do something for their community. They can react and have a heard voice. They can show the whole word that there is no place for bias among us. We are all humans and we have the same rights!

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I will like to be a doctor in future. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to live where the boy lives because men earn more money than women.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I will like to be an aeronautic engineer. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to there because women earn less for doing the same job.

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

    I would like to live I the country where boys live because I would like to get a good job, work and earn money and live a good life.
    Brainstand!
    I would not want to live in a place where boys live because my manager at work would be less understanding if I want to stay at home and look after my children
    This is as a result of bias. People will think taking care of the children is the job of the woman and so as the man I would not have any reason to stay at home and take care of the children. This has happened to someone I know. He was denied leave from work to take care of his extremely sick child and this affected the child gravely.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I would like to a doctor in future. The person who thinks opposite might say they don't want to live there because men are in positions of political power.

  • British Council.jpg blissful_measurement | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    25 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in a country that respects and values ​​women, because the country that values ​​women is I must do everything in my power to make them the best, as they are half of society. I want to become a politician and look for women’s rights in all areas of life. In our societies, when I reach my goal, I will make for women a slogan, which is that women are strong and able to be the entire community, but the persevering and determined woman will represent her community and will be a source of strength for all women in her country.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I want to be a computer programmer. The person who chose the opposite might not want to live here because they might get a job and would not want to be paid less than the men for doing the same job.

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

    I would like to live the country where the boy lives because I would like to be a doctor in future. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to live there because men get more money than women.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I would like to be a neurosurgeon in future. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to live there because they might think they would not be able to take care of their children as their boss might be less understanding if they want to stay at home to care for their children.

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

    I would live in a country where women are not abused and hace their own full rights in education, work, and social life. That is because I would like to be a lawyer in the future to stand against all the problems the women suffer from and support womens' affairs and equality. I disagree with anyone thinks thinks the opposite because the women are second hand for the society and they have their exsistance, issues and perceptions of life exactly like men. Women can give without limits, they can act any role; the roke if mother, housewife, teacher, boss, administrator, and ambassador. She represents all the sectore in society, so she deserves the best and recieve all her rights.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I would like to be a nurse in future. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to live there because if they want to take care of their children, their boss might not really understand if they want to stay at home.

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

    I would like to be in the country where the boy lives because I would like to be a doctor in future. The person who thinks the opposite might say I don't want to live there because men have more power than women.

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

    I would like to live in a country where the boy lives because i would like to be a medical doctor in the future. The person who thinks the opposite might say they don't want to live there because some women might just want to stay at home and clean, cook and look after their children.

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

    I would like to live the country where the girl lives because I would like to be a woman activist in the future. The person who thinks in the opposite might say that it is unlikely to see women with political power and that it is normal to see men in positions of political power.

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

    I would like live in the country where the boy lives because I would like to be a farmer in future. I would love to produce and provide lots and lots of food to the people who don't have food. I am inspired by my dad who is a farmer and one of the former president of Nigeria, who has a large farm. With having a large farm, it will reduce the issue of starvation among the populace and also provide jobs for both women and men.

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

    I will like to live in a country like America where women and men are treated the same way . If they are not treated equally this can lead to inequality.

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

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives because I would like to be doctor in the future. The person who thinks the opposite might not like to be empowered and so would prefer not to go to school.

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

    I would like to live a country where the girl lives because I would like to be a nurse. The person who thinks the opposite might say that they don't want to live there because men earn more for doing the same job as women.

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

    I would like to live where the boy lives because I would love to become a pilot. Most people believe women are not meant to do some particular things but if I was a boy in another country I will be able to live my dreams and if all goes according to planned I will open up the minds of individuals by employing females to be pilots and given others an opportunity to create a change and fufill their dreams so that change can start with me.

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

    I would like to live in a country where all women and men are treated the same way, because all people are the same

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

    I would love to live where the boy lives because in the future I would love to become the president of my country. Because I think that some leaders are responsible responsible for gender inequality in their country. So, if I become the president of my country, I will enact laws to counter gender biases and re-educate people about gender biases

  • British Council.jpg enigmatic_memory | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    25 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in the country in which everyone has the right to go to school, because we all have future or dream we are working towards it such as becoming doctors, lawyers, pharmaceuticals and many more.
    I disagree to anyone who prefer to live in the country which you have no right to go to school because no schooling can affect our dreams or future.

  • British Council.jpg spontaneous_speech | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    26 Feb 2022

    For me I prefer to live as a boy because they have right and privileges that girl Don't have

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

    I currently live in a country where men are more favoured than women. Men have the upper hand, better jobs and men are the only ones allowed to be presidents.

    I would like to live where women live so I could break protocols. I would like to show women their capabilities and how they can turn their incapabilities to dreams that can be brought to reality. I would teach them first to love one another and support eachother. I would follow up by showing them that leadership is not based on position or titles but on goals and principles backed up by hard work. I would show them how to lead without making empty promises Lastly I would show them how small opinions matter. Most women nowadays keep their opinions to themselves because they think they are not considered in the society. I would love to make every woman feel important and recognised and make them understand that they have to see themselves as something before anyone would recognise them as anything. So I'll teach them how to see themselves as important.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      sincere_spring's comment 28 Feb 2022

      I'm interested by your statement "I would show them how small opinions matter". Can you explain why small opinions matter and who might be seen to have 'small' opinions?

      1. British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Feb 2022

        I've been in some situations where I was not listened too simply because I was the only girl present in a group. Every contribution I made seemed like noise making and the more I voiced out my opinions, the more I was kept silent. During my group presentation, we were asked a question that nobody could answer, I felt I knew the answer but I also thought my opinions didn't matter because I was treated that way. We ended up failing the question and when the answer was announced to our hearing, I realised that I actually knew the answer. Some times, some people pay less attention to opinions other people make just because they feel their opinions do not matter. In such cases, people end up making silly mistakes or prolonging their way to succes just because they didn't listen to that one opinion that they felt didn't matter.Mostly ladies and children suffer this kind of treatment.

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

    I would love to follow the crowd and say I want to stay where the boy is but no, I actually want to stay where the girl is I mean most of the causes of gender inequality is the leaders I want to do a job well know for men to only succeed and I am going to do better than all the men that have ever been in that position before and I will be a role model for the girls of the future like a modern day Queen Elizabeth.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      champion_elephant's comment 28 Feb 2022

      Why do you think Queen Elizabeth is a role model?

      1. British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tiff @ Topical Talk's comment 01 Mar 2022

        Because I have never seen and independent so sure woman in my life

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

    I would like to live in the girls own cause I will get political power and make change to make the girls future a reality there.

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

    I would prefer to live in a country where I can make decisions about my future because it would be easy for me to become what I wished to be when I was a child so I can live peacefully and work peacefully, so if it was someone who think the opposite to me or someone who is a girl would not like to stay in a country like this maybe because men often earn money than the women do for doing the same job, so it would somehow feel unfair to girls/women and they would not like to stay in a country like this

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

    I would like to live the country where the boy lives because I would love to be a doctor in future. I want to help people who are in need and help protect them from dying. The person who lives the opposite might not like to live here because men earn more money than women for doing the same job.

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in a place where boys and girls have equal opportunities so that we can all be equally treated and live together peacefully.

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

    The truth is, I would actually prfer to live in a country where men are superior to women bwcause haven't we all noticed that no fingers are equal and no two people have the same charateristics? So also I believe that even in a million years to come, women and men can never be treated equally. If we all are treated equally, then what exactly is the use of diversity? Sometimes we actually just neeed to accept places we fing ourselves and make the best out of it. In my country, Nigeria, moost women are not allowed to foster their education after high school which at first looks like a horrible thing. But thinking deeper, after all the education the women still don't get the jobs and are stiill not listened to and certainly not treated the same with men, what exactly is the use?

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      inspired_tamarillo's comment 28 Feb 2022

      Wow, thanks for sharing this comment. There is a lot to unpick here!
      1. You say that people are different and diverse, and you're right that this should be celebrated. But does this mean we should value certain people more and give others a harder time? Is this really appreciating diversity or is this discriminatory?
      2. You say that even after education, women don't get the jobs are aren't listened to - but isn't this a problem in itself and doesn't the whole system need change rather than acceptance?
      I am interested in what you think!

  • British Council.jpg quickwitted_iceberg | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in the country where the boy lives, because since boys and girls can both attend school, it would be nice to work with somebody of the other gender and exchange ideas with that person. I think that it is easier to learn from a girl because girls are able to express their feelings easily than a boy would. It's also interesting to discover different views that the two genders may have about the same issue.

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

    I love to live where the boy lives because I want to be a journalist in future. Here my rights are respected and I will be able to fight the issues of gender inequality. The girl that thinks opposite might say you can't see women with having political power.

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

    I would rather live as a girl to fight prejudice and form a special association to fight prejudice

  • British Council.jpg inventive_analysis | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I would love to live in a country where boys live because I would love to make decisions on my own and also love to be working and also engage in politics because i feel if ladies were allowed to rule the world be better because there would be less war more love. Anyone who lives the opposite might want to live in the where girls are not allowed to go to school because is illegal and dangerous to them in the sense that they see women only for coking ,doing domestic work and caring for children.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_wilddog | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    28 Feb 2022

    I would like to live in a girls world because when women set there mind to do something they do it .Meanwhile the downside of this world is women sometimes get jealous of there own genders progress and if they are wicked they may even sabotage everything the other female has worked hard for

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

    I really want to live in a country that respects and values ​​women’s rights and cares about education, study and justice and does not discriminate between Genders

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    01 Mar 2022

    I would like to live in a country where women get paid less because i would then start a movement about womens rights to get paid more based on their labour. In the world today the demand for labour is reducing because most women dont get paid well and most men feel that women are incapable of doing work and this affects our economic system.

    1. British Council.jpg emotional_tornado | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      diligent_library's comment 01 Mar 2022

      Yes, I agree with you because everything you said is true

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

    I would like to live in a country where both males and females reside there. And when we all follows the right equally in the country. I want to become a medical doctor in the future. A malicious person, I want to live in country where we obey their rules and right and become one good citizens...

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

    I'd rather not be a boy I'd rather be a girl It is true that sometimes the girl is grieved But in the society in which I live, there is no prejudice I don't mean that there is absolutely no, I'm talking about our house. There is no prejudice in I mean, my father and mother do not differentiate between girls or boys
    I wish every home would be like us
    Thank you

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

    I would like to live the country where the boy is as both genders go to school as I am a girl,even though the boy get pay more then a girl in the same job at least the girl get paid right? And I want to be either a animal rescuer or something else that involve school.

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

    I would like to reside in a country where both boys and girls can go to school because there is an adage that "Education is the key to success".

  • British Council.jpg outspoken_shrimp | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    05 Mar 2022

    Thank you for your efforts🌹😚
    And for your beautiful questions 💕

  • British Council.jpg cooperative_llama | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    06 Mar 2022

    An interesting statement, so what kind of privileges that girls don't have please?

  • British Council.jpg cooperative_llama | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    06 Mar 2022

    I would like to live in a country in which 18 and above have their right to vote during election.Also the right to personal liberty means that it is unlawful for any Ghanaian to be arrested and detained by the police without being told the reason for his or her arrest in a language he or she understands. Finally, a citizen arrested for wrongdoing must be arraigned before the law court within 48hours after his or her arrest.

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

    The girl's country doesn't respect women and even in the boy's country, humans are not treated the same. Honestly, I prefer to live in a country where men and women are all equall and being treated the same way with respect and dignity. I dream of a country where I can live this demand truely not to be ink on papers.

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

    I would like to live in a country that values, respects and loves women and does not oppress them since I was young. Most of them know, I would like to travel in a place where there is no prejudice. I would like to travel to the place of the boy who studies, works and plays there as well. Please try to reduce and reduce prejudice because it negatively affects this society

  • St Michael's Middle School devoted_buffalo | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    11 Mar 2022

    I would like to live in a world where it is normal for both male and female dancers, because that is my passion and I would like to get to work with both. I would also like there to be both male and female coaches and dance teachers to get a range and variety of knowledge. I would also like it to be mixed classes of men and women so that there is no prejiduce and so that one gender leans more/different things. I would also like to live in a place where there is no judgement because the dance community are generally very judgmental on whether you are a boy, girl or other genders.

  • St Michael's Middle School authentic_raspberry | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    11 Mar 2022

    I know that I personally would prefer to be in the Boy's country (similiar to the Uk and Us). The main reason for this (from a male as myself's perspective) is that not only is a nation like this much more equal, kinder to and gives women more freedom, but I could become a politician that could significantly help woman have more equality, power and opinion in the nation too. I'd also love to break the common ideas that a patriarchal society has about woman and help more women have access to all kinds of jobs including being an influential politician. :)

  • St Michael's Middle School fantastic_pie | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    11 Mar 2022

    In my opinion i wouldn't live in either, even though girls get to go to school in the boys. I would live in a country where girls get equally treated. Many girls get treated pooly just because of their gender but why? I believe everyone should be treated with total respect.

  • St Michael's Middle School resourceful_tree | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    11 Mar 2022

    I would live in a country where women don't get abused or judged for how they look. Where they can do what ever they want and be paid equally and treated the same. And get looked at the same way as people look at boys. I wouldn't like to be either I know that boys go through struggles and have to live up to expectations but girls don't get that at all they get looked at as if they are weak and dumb. I still like being a girl but in this world it is easier to be a boy.

  • British Council.jpg best_seed | Ain Arik Basic Co-ed School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    11 Mar 2022

    I want the whole world to live in equality, where the rights of the male are the same as the rights of the female, and there are many issues related to equality such as:
    1- skin color
    2- Religions
    3- Rich and poor...
    In the end, I hope we all live in equality.

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

    International Women's Day is a wonderful day full of achievement and joy that a struggling and ambitious human being will be generous... She will appear before the world carrying the banner of her achievements in her hand and show them to the whole world. What have you accomplished to be proud of... Come on, get up and try and achieve the biggest victory. I am 14 years old and you women are still preoccupied with the brilliant future that you will offer. I am with you and I will be like you and everyone under your leadership in order to stop bias in all its forms and spread equality, justice and honesty. And honesty, love, development and prosperity for the advancement of our countries. Tell me about your achievements and their reasons, and I am the first fan of you here and in the future.. My goal is to achieve the publication of this publication to reach large communities to increase urbanization and tomorrow, God willing, I will establish a special complex for women’s jobs and include as many as possible..... Thank you to you❤️❤️❤️

  • British Council.jpg successful_seed | Ain Arik Basic Co-ed School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    14 Mar 2022

    some women share the media and newspapers, but the poet remains in the hands of the man l also see that some newspapers and magazines insult women and try take away their rights what do you think ??

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      successful_seed's comment 15 Mar 2022

      Can you explain what you mean by "the poet remains in the hands of the man"?

  • St Michael's Middle School impartial_pineapple | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    16 Mar 2022

    In the human culture at the moment boys are known to be more important. A normal day in school you experience the 'Can we get a strong boy to carry this chair.' This needs to be changed now as its making boys think they are better than girls at most things which isn't right. Gender equality is protested all round the world to fight for gender rights. Comparing both genders is bad and needs to stop.

  • St Michael's Middle School open_signature | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    16 Mar 2022

    I would live in a country were women can express there emotions an creativity through there work and how they dress .Our personalities are shown through our actions and everybody should have there right to portray how they feel.

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

    Nowadays, the male gets more privileges than the girl, for example, in a family. If the economic situation does not allow the education of the girl and the boy, then the parents prefer to educate the boy, although we are in the twenty-first century, but some families still do that

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