up as Boys and Girls
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
The different roles assigned to boys and
girls prepare them for their future roles as men and women.
In Madhya Pradesh in the 1960s, from
Class VI onwards, boys and girls went to separate schools.
Most domestic workers are women.
Our constitution does not make any
discrimination on the basis of gender.
The provision of crèches helps many
women to take up employment outside the home.
Housework is invisible and unpaid
The society we grow up in teaches us what
kind of behaviour is acceptable for girls and boys. True
If we talk to elders in our family, we will
see that their childhoods were probably the same as ours. False
Men and women do not have the same status. True
The government has set up anganwadis or
child-care centres in several villages in the country. True
Work done by a housewife is valued. False
Q3. Why domestic workers' wages are often very low?
Wages are low, as domestic work does not have much value.
Q4. Mention the most important activity on the Samoan Islands in
Fishing was a very important activity on the islands.
Q5. What do we teach boys and girls from a very young age?
teach girls to talk softly and boys to be tough.
Q6. Why do girls like to go to school together in groups?
Girls like to go to school together in groups because of fears of being teased
Q7. Were Harmeet and Shonali correct in saying that Harmeet’s
mother did not work?
Harmeet and Shonali were not correct in saying that Harmeet’s mother did not
Q8. “As these girls walked on the streets, they looked so
purposeful.” What it means?
It means that for the girls, the street was
simply a place to get straight home.
Q9. What is the daily schedule of a domestic worker?
A domestic worker’s day can begin as early as five in the morning and end as
late as twelve at night.
Q10. How are domestic workers treated by their employers?
Despite the hard work domestic workers do, their employers often do not show them
Q11. Where are the Samoan islands located?
The Samoan Islands are part of a large group
of small islands in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean.
Q12. Why are girls and boys given different toys to play
Girls and boys are given different toys to play with because toys become a way
of telling children that they will have different futures when they become men and
Q13. What are the expected responsibilities of women in the
Housework and care-giving tasks, like looking after the family, especially children,
the elderly and sick members, are the expected responsibilities of women in the
Q14. Define the term Double-burden.
term Double-burden literally means a double load. This term is
commonly used to describe the women’s work situation. It has emerged from a
recognition that women typically labour both inside the home (housework) and
Q15. Why do you think that men and boys generally do not do housework?
Men and boys generally do
not do housework because it is assumed that this is something that comes naturally
to women. Thus, across the world, the main responsibility for housework and
care-giving tasks lies with women.