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YPFP DC: What Will a Gender-equal World Look Like?

October 16, 2012 06:00 pm

Location

International Center for Research on Women
1120 20th St NW
20036 Washington
United States

Tuesday, October 16 | 6pm

1120 20th Street Northwest #500n  
Washington, DC 20036

What does a gender-equal world actually look like, and will we recognize it if/when it comes? Brian Heilman of ICRW and the Gender in Foreign Policy discussion group will lead a discussion of “the end of men”, gender equality, and changing realities for American men and women, focusing on examining what a gender-equal world would look like.

Would it be a world of perfect sex distribution/parity across all professions and educational achievements, or not necessarily? Is it a world where men and women are celebrated for abandoning the "traditional" practices and values associated with their gender, or not necessarily? Is gender equality a zero sum game wherein men need to "decline" for women to reach their full potential, or vice versa? How are answers to these questions different around the world? On the first ever International Day of the Girl, what successes can we look back and feel proud of after decades of struggle for better lives for girls and women?

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