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Gender Awareness exercise

We held a gender awareness exercise for our Community Project Management Committee members whose Community Development Plans are about to be funded in our Agency. The training was for three days. On the second day of the training , this exercise was carried out.
The questions:
1. List those things you like most about the opposite sex?
Male responses
i. females are beautiful and attractive.
ii. females are caring
iii. females are generous
iv. females are sociable
v. females are submissive
Female responses
i. Males are courageous
ii. males give babies
iii. males are fearless
iv. males are generous
v. males give discipline to the children
2. List those things you dislike about the opposite sex
Male responses
i. females gossip
ii. females are time wasters
iii. females do not have money
iv. females nag
v. females are too emotional
Female responses
i. males are domineering
ii. males are unfaithful to their partners
iii. males do not give females freedom to be who they are.
iv. males deceive and pretend
v. men do not allow their wives to take decisions in the home especially in deciding the number of children to bear.
Dear finds these are just two of the questions raised. I think we have a lot to infer in the response to these two questions.
Expecting to hear from you.


olutosin's picture

There is nothing much to

There is nothing much to deduce from these answers, because this is the typical responses from participants that are not yet exposed to Gender studies.

My opinion is that these answers are just Gender stereotype which arises our of our socialization. I would have given the same answers before I studied Gender and transformaton, I opine that this should always be the begining of Gender classes after which you can discuss Gender equality. It is the same all over the World, we just have to change the way we think if we want to change our world.

Welldone sister.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Funke Arogundade's picture


Thanks so much for that.

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