Gender inequality index

In 2010, the UNDP introduced the Gender Inequality Index. Figure 1 shows the GII for 2014. Figure 1 Gender inequality index, 2014. Based on data in the Human Development Report. The lowest gender inequality (meaning women are better off) in 2014 were, in rank order, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany. The USA, ranked 8 for HDI was ranked 55 for GII, and Qatar ranked 32 for HDI, was 116 for GII. In contrast, at the bottom end of the scale (lowest first) ...

Exploring gender representations in the independent study

This post is an attempt to explain how one can approach the subject of representations in reading movie narratives, and to be taken seriously in the independent study. My primary intention is to offer some weight to those of you who might have students interested in exploring gender representations. Far too many independent study about gender representations confine themselves to the unfairness or narrowness of stereotypes as perceived through plot device. When what they should do is to use the ...