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Transcript of Ban Bossy
Community Agreement & Disclaimer
Step in the Circle
Let's talk about a few
basic terms and
Let's discuss current issues surrounding gender equality in the workplace.
"As a man gets more successful, he is better liked by men and women, and as a woman gets more successful, she is less liked by men and women."
Empowerment through knowledge.
Where do these gender stereotypes come from?
& What can we do to challenge gender norms and limitations?
Sheryl Sandberg suggests in her book,
What can women do to empower themselves?
Patriarchal Asian Cultures
These customs negatively affect women
Thankfully, the norm of the past doesn't have to be the normal of today.
How can we challenge sexist cultural norms?
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Where do the empowered women of ASA see themselves in the future?
Let's take action.
Through this event, we wanted to address the double standard head on by spreading awareness of gender inequality and promoting empowerment, even in the face of adversity and oppression.
Awareness is the first step to social change.
Think about your word choice and question your negative perceptions of women and men, and
they may have originated from.
Notice and call out yourself and your peers when perpetuating gender stereotypes and practicing double standards.
Reach out to strong female role models and mentors.
“We stand on the shoulders of the women who came before us, and it’s up to us to continue the fight.”
VP of Advocacy
Graphic and Interactive Design Major
Art History Minor
Tuesday, February 3rd @ HGSC Cinema 5:30pm
11-4 PM @ SAC Atrium
Tet Lunar New Year Volunteering
Sunday February 8th
Come to Boston with Us!
East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Annual Conference at Harvard University February 20-22nd
Privilege refers to the advantages and benefits a group of people has
, particularly over marginalized groups.
Straight privilege, Christian privilege, Cis privilege, White privilege (and non-Black privilege), and Able-bodied privilege are all examples of privilege many of us have.
Privilege is initially hard to recognize, because they are things we take for granted.
Example of straight privilege:
- I don't fear being harassed, harmed, or ridiculed for expressing affection for my romantic partner in public.
Example of able-bodied privilege:
- I can go about my day without planning every task (getting dressed, going to the bathroom, moving from school building to school building).
Example of white privilege:
- I don't have to worry about getting targeted by the police or other authoritarian institutions because of my race.
- I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to the "person in charge", I will be facing a person of my race.
Male privilege refers to the social, political, and economic advantages men have, solely based on their gender. These privileges are inherent.
- You can feel safe in most situations (no fear of sexual harassment/rape or other kinds of harm, for example)
-You can expect to be paid equitably for the work you do, and not paid less because of your sex
- Media representation
- If you are raped, others won't blame it on you for what you were wearing.
- If you have a bad day, no one will pin it on your sex for being "emotional"
- If these male privileges were being explained by a man, the audience would probably respect his voice more than if a woman was saying it.
- Women talking about sexism = self seeking, men talking about sexism = respectable, selfless (same goes for racism)
Male privileges in the workplace:
If you choose to have children, you will praised for caring for your children, instead of being expected to be the full-time caretaker
Balance a career and a family without being called selfish for not staying at home (or being constantly pressured to stay at home)
If you are straight and decide to have children with your partner, you can assume this will not affect your career
If you rise to prominence in an organization/role, no one will assume it is because you slept your way to the top
Majors: Marketing & MIS
From where does she draw this claim?
Heidi vs. Howard
The Heidi vs. Howard
Male vs. Female Managers
The same action, but
Different word choice
Women and men are perceived differently
Putting women at a disadvantage in society, especially the workplace
Women take initiative, they're more likely to be criticized for being bossy, aggressive, "bitchy" than men
Why is recognizing, or "checking" your privilege important?
Being aware of our inherent privileges helps us better empathize with those who are less privileged than us.
For example, a white person who says "Media representation of people of color isn't a big deal! You're overreacting!" Might be told to check their privilege, because white people don't have to experience their lack of representation in media.
Keep your privilege in mind as we discuss topics that are specific to women's experiences.
VP of MMT
1. Sit at the Table
Women systematically underestimate their own abilities
Men attribute success to themselves & women attribute success to external factors
2. Make your partner a real partner
3. Don't leave before you leave