The Capstone Project: Women’s Rights – Right or Wrong?

What is the issue you would like to focus on? What are some of your perceptions or beliefs that you have about the social issue you will be working with?

The issue I would like to focus on is gender equality, specifically women’s rights. I believe that women deserve the same amount of respect and recognition as men are awarded. Some might think that women have enough rights, but it is not entirely true. The effort to make the imbalance more stable has been improving, but it does not necessarily mean that it has made an effect.

What is your working research question?

I’m currently working on the question: “How does Chinese society affect the statuses and livelihood of women in China?”.

What fear, if any, do you have about starting out on this journey?

One of my fears is actually whether or not I will be able to defend myself in a position where someone might be arguing with me about my beliefs. With the proper preparation and information, I will, of course, get closer to informing someone about women’s rights, but having the proper details and techniques would really push me a few steps ahead.

What do you hope to gain from this research?

I hope to gain more knowledge about the big gap in women’s and men’s rights, but also hope to change, or at least, tilt, the different viewpoints of my peers and/or other people.

What message do you hope to send about your social issue?

I hope to send the message that women are very much needed in our world today, and just because we might seem weaker then men, it definitely does not mean we are beneath them in any way.

What feedback would you like from your peers?

I would like to know in what way my working research question could be improved to widen/specify the topic I want to discuss. I would also like to know my peers’ opinions about women’s rights to see how our current eighth graders react and respond to a major issue more prominently portrayed in today’s media and technological advances.

3 thoughts on “The Capstone Project: Women’s Rights – Right or Wrong?

  1. Hi Maxine,
    I really liked your blogpost. I completely agree with your opinions on this world issue, female rights are indeed human rights, an issue that needs to be dealed with immdiately. I think maybe you can target a certain age group in your research question, like, middle-age women? young females in school? Things like that. Just to narrow your questions down. But I really think you’re already on the right track, just make it more specific. A link I consider informational and reliable is https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/womens-human-rights/#.Wr3K_Bhh1E5 . It’s an official organization and I think you can find a lot of well-grounded information to back yourself up if anyone tries to attack your opinions!
    Sincerely Jackie

  2. I also agree about that.gender equality is a serious problem. I like that you know about your topic very well and aware of both gender. It could be even more better if you put some more detail in your question. Other than that, I think it is very good.

  3. Hi Maxine,

    What you have discussed here is very interesting and I can tell that you are passionate about this social issue. I wonder if you can work your question to be a little more specific. For example, make it more targeted towards women’s rights? e.g. perhaps a focus on women in the workforce which is very much a topical conversation in many western nations.

    I would suggest avoiding the term “weaker” in your reference to women – Probably best to recognise that men and women might be considered to have different strengths rather. This will avoid your discussions potentially coming across contradictory.

    I’m very interested to follow the progress of your research!

    Ms. Brown

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