Weekly Competition #26

Curiosity Competition Time!

Last week we asked you to tell us about a man who had stood up, or fought, for women's rights. We really enjoyed reading your ideas as lots of your suggestions told us things we didn't know. Well done to everyone who entered! Our winners this week were both chosen because they were clearly explained AND they referenced where they had done their research! Well done Newbury Park and Malcolm Arnold! 

 

PS. This competition has closed early due to the bank holiday tomorrow (Friday). You can find an Easter holiday challenge by clicking here.

18 Comments

  1. Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

    When suffragettes were protesting, it was vital for them to have allies on the inside. Spies if you like. A man that played a part in the success of the suffragettes movement was Frederick Pethick-Lawrence. For some time he was an MP but he was arrested for supporting women’s rights and went on a hunger strike. He was forcibly fed many a time. Along with his wife, Emmeline, he ran a ‘Votes for Women’ publication. I think he was a very important man in the time of the suffragettes.
    Catmad

  2. Newbury Park Primary School Newbury Park Primary School

    Sadiq Khan, he is a proud feminist AND a man who stands up for womens rights. He wants to make everyone equal and doesnt think that gender is a problem. He also thinks that he should close the pay gap and while both of his teenage daughters do jobs, they are paid less:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/men-fighting-gender-eqaulity_uk_58bec867e4b09ab537d6cde0

  3. Newbury Park Primary School Newbury Park Primary School

    feministunicornno.1

  4. Stereotyping is where you think of someone as the same. Like old people might think I’m loud I see myself as bright and a bit loud. If someone judged me I would feel a bit annoyed and feel very sad, the dangers of stereotyping are very risky because you can get into fights if you do stereotype. Genders are seen different because you wouldn’t see a girl drunk and shouting at a football game because most girls don’t like football and going to games , but some boys might not like football so don’t judge before you have met them .

  5. St Gregory's Catholic Primary School St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

    Good luck everyone who is taking part in this competition! Good luck to to all the schools as well! 🙂
    Evilpig

  6. I have choisen John Legend because he said during an interview that men shouldn’t wait until they have daughters to start caring about women’s rights and this is inspirational because he is saying that he didn’t care until he had a daughter and he doesn’t want others acting the same way.
    by Pancakedestroyer

  7. Hello people of burnet news club, i am the the”NEWS”flash and a man that i know who has supported womens rights is a well known musician known as John legend.A quote that he said in a interview [which is on youtube]”It doesn’t cost us anything as men, for women to do well. We don’t lose out because more women are empowered…more women are leaders. It just makes the world better,”.

    the”NEWS”flash

  8. Willowtown Primary School Willowtown Primary School

    Stereotyping is where you think differently of someone. Like old people might think I’m loud I see myself as bright and a bit loud. If someone judged me I would feel a bit annoyed and feel very sad, the dangers of stereotyping are very risky because you can get into fights if you do stereotype. Genders are seen different because you wouldn’t see a girl drunk and shouting at a football game because most girls don’t like football and going to games , but some boys might not like football so don’t judge before you have met them.

    Epic noob 62

  9. Boutcher Primary School Boutcher Primary School

    Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, joint editor of the publication ‘Votes for Women’ with his wife Emmeline. Frederick Pethick-Lawrence was imprisoned, went on hunger-strike and was forcibly fed on many occasions. He was an MP between 1923 and 1931, and remained influential in Parliament as an elder statesman in the House of Lords later in life.

    Beauty

  10. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    I researched a bit on Obama. Obama is definitely pro-equality because I watched a video which showed Donald Trump’s behaviour towards females in comparison to Obama’s. While it was raining,(his wife was probably wearing something expensive) rather than giving the umbrella to her he gave it to himself. He even gave an umbrella to the cameraman to make sure it wouldn’t get his shot wet. On the other hand, Obama had some empathy for both of them and gave them the umbrella and proceeded his journey in the rain.

    Another instant is that Obama had the choice whether to help a great judge Sonia or help a standard judge. The USA wanted the man but instead, he helped Sonia saying that you have putten great effort into your job and now you should be recognized. He also made a monument to do with the movement of women’s rights.
    AgentKitty

  11. Colegrave Primary School Colegrave Primary School

    1.Sadiq Khan
    He is a strong feminist and he cares doesn’t like when men think they are better than women.He has two wonderful daughters and they stil have to experience that where they work men are paid 12% more.He decided to plan a gender audit at City hall and the impact was amazing. Now women are leading from arts to politics to politics to deputy mayors and prime ministers.This shows that we are stronger together

    2.John Legend
    John Legend,a Grammy-award singer,had a daughter just 2 years ago(2016)and on his Twitter he posted”Why does it matter that men are involved?Is that the only reason that women should get healthcare?We need more women in Congress.”following from that he then asked,”Why would you want to miss out on the perspective of half the population of the world?”He was strong about women’s rights and was talking about how men only realise that when they have daughters.Men can change the world.But the world can change them.

    3.Channing Tatum
    He didn’t just speak out he took action he demonstrated this by his film ‘Step up’which talked about abuse about women.To make a film that many people would watch and people who are not feminists might see what they are doing is actually making a women stronger and they are not going to give up because of words they are better than that and now men are beginning to see that and I hope that still continues to make the word a better place.

    RainbowUnicorn246

  12. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    The person i am talking about is Prince Harry. In a speech on June 2013 he said something that went a bit like this.Women improve the lives of everyone around them for example their families, their communities, and much more. This is not just about women getting respect as you should respect everyone. All the other men need to recognise the part they do in our everyday lives. All men should treat women with kindness and give them the respect and rights that they deserve for being in our lives.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/famous-male-feminists-men-support-women_n_5564005
    The link below will take you to a website where you can play a game about the day in life of a Victorian women.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_gms_womens_rights.shtml

    purplebook3

  13. St Peter's Primary School St Peter's Primary School

    Here is also a quiz about inspirational women.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/inspirational-women-quiz

    purplebook3

  14. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    Shamil Makhecha, is a member of Plan International UK’s ‘Youth for Change’ project. His activism is largely in gender-based discrimination and violence not only in the UK, but also in the international parts of the world. Previously, Shamil has led a project in Bangladesh aiming to decrease rates of child marriage and promote women’s economic empowerment. This shows that Shamil supports equality and that he supports women’s rights.
    KittyCat

  15. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    I choose the Mayor of London because he made women to work for the police and fire brigade. After 100 years of the Metropolitan Police was ran by Cressida Dick. After 150 years of the London fire brigade was ran by Danny Cotton.
    BlueWhale1

  16. Malcolm Arnold Academy Malcolm Arnold Academy

    Patrick Stewart is a well-known actor who has played roles in Star Trek and the Xmen movies but also he is a Feminist. He stands up for women’s rights and aims to stop violence against women. Patrick Stewart gave a passionate and wise speech about his work on violence against women citing his own childhood experiences. “Let’s stop violence against women, right here, right now!”

    @The~Asgardian~Reporter.
    Sources :
    http://www.indiewire.com/2013/05/feminist-of-the-day-patrick-stewart-talks-violence-against-women-209203/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi_27bpIb30
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzVUGE3dds

  17. President Obama helped women by giving them more rights. He did this by giving women more opportunities in the White House. Also he made a legislation for economic equality allowing women to make unfair pay disputes. He also established the White House Committee for Women and Girls. Plus he calls himself a feminist!

    @flameninja

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