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Celebrating Women's History Month with Videos that #ChooseToChallenge

Mar 9, 2021 7:20:17 AM

Many of us already celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, but did you know that the whole month of March is Women’s History Month? It’s an opportunity to recognize women’s contributions to society throughout history, as well as a time to reflect on progress that still needs to be made. 

This year’s theme focuses on the importance of challenging gender bias, whether that’s in the workplace, education, healthcare, or anywhere it might occur. In discussions about bias, it’s important to include a range of voices: the Boclips library of videos from over 250 global content partners is a great place to explore these perspectives. In this post, we’re sharing some top videos on gender bias and its effects. 

1- Standing up to gender bias in the workplace by XKA Digital

Sam, the Lead Pharmacy Technician at the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education, talks about gender bias she’s experienced at work. She also shares some suggestions for how to respond if you or someone you know experiences something similar. 

 

2- Six ways that Gender affects Health by Global Health with Greg Martin

What is Gender? What is inequity? And what do they have to do with Public Health and Global Health? This video explores the relationship between gender and health and highlights 6 important ways in which the health of men and women can be affected by gender inequity.

 

3- Are University Admissions Biased? By MinutePhysics 

This video is about how to tell whether or not university admissions are biased using statistics: aka, it's about Simpson's Paradox.

 

4- Meet the Lawmaker Who May Become Japan's First Female Premier by Bloomberg

Just three women have snagged senior positions under Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. And one of them hopes to challenge him for the ruling party leadership next year. Seiko Noda is the executive acting secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party.

 

5- Equality in Practice? by Intelecom Learning 

Examples of sexism and racism still exist in employment, housing, medical care, and education. Legality does not necessarily equal equality. Paula McClain and Lani Guinier give examples of the types of inequality that persist: inequality in the workplace, in housing, and in the sanctity of voting privileges.

 

6- Are women bad at science? by Neuro Transmissions 

If you scroll through lists of STEM faculty members at most universities, it's likely you'll recognize a pattern...that is, a lot of men and not very many women. Why is that? Are men inherently better than women at science? Or is there something else going on? Well strap in because we're about to find out!

 

In many places, legislation and attitudes towards gender equality have improved. But there’s still a lot of work for us all to do, to ensure that bias is eliminated in practice. 

To find out how you can use these videos and thousands more in your learning materials, just get in touch with our team. The Boclips library contains over 2 million rights-ready resources, vetted and curated for education so it’s easy to make learning more captivating with video.

Suzanna Taylor

Written by Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna is a marketing specialist at Boclips. As a former languages teacher, she is passionate about quality, accessible educational resources.