Wonderful Women and the Glass Ceiling: International Women's Day 2022

The first IWD was held in 1913 and attracted very large street demonstrations across Europe. For the last 109 years IWD has celebrated the achievements of women and girls despite ongoing discrimination and barriers throughout the world. Women are still battling to be taken seriously in the public space. Hatshepsut dared to be Pharaoh in 1479 BC, over 3,500 years ago. It has been a long struggle. In recent years Malala Yusofzai, Julia Gillard, Jacinda Ardern, Camilla Harris and Angela Merkel have inspired women and girls to believe in themselves and challenge the entrenched privileges of patriarchy.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Fraser, A. (1990) The Warrior Queens, Anchor, ISBN 978184216363
  • Coleman, K, (2021) 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership, Zondervan, ISBN 0956557201
  • Toler, P, (2019) Women Warriors: An Unexpected History, Beacon, ISBN 0807064327

COURSE OUTLINE

  • A comparison of 1479 BC and 2022 in terms of women as political leaders both internationally and in Australia
  • Portrayal of women leaders in social media and mass media in 21 st C and comparisons with past centuries or millennia
  • Indications for the future and challenges for the next generation of women

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the political and social constraints or barriers which still operate against the acceptance of women in the public space in 2022.
  2. Gain an understanding of the extent of the achievements of Malala Yusofzai, Angela Merkel and Julia Gillard in recent times despite the barriers.
  3. Question the notion that “feminism” is dangerous and radical.
$24 Limited

<p>The first IWD was held in 1913 and attracted very large street demonstrations across Europe. For the last 109 years IWD has celebrated the achievements of women and girls despite ongoing

...
08 Mar

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please join the waiting list by clicking .