Growing Up As Boys and Girls


Why do girls like to go to school together in groups?


Girls like to go to school together in groups because in group they feel secured.


Growing Up As Boys and Girls

Q 1.

Why do girls like to go to school together in groups?

Q 2.

Why do we give boys and girls different toys to play with? [V. Imp.]

Q 3.

What do you mean by the term double burden'?  [Imp.]

Q 4.

How are domestic workers treated by their employers?  [V. Imp.]

Q 5.

What do we teach boys and girls in their early childhood? [Imp.]

Q 6.

As these girls walked on the streets, they looked so purposejul'. What does the word purposeful' refer to?

Q 7.

Why does our society devalue the work women do inside the home? [V. Imp.]

Q 8.

Make a list of toys and games that boys typically play and another for girls. If there is a difference between the two lists, can you think of some reasons why this is so? Does this have any relationship to the roles children have to play as adults?

Q 9.

Housework is invisible and unpaid work.
Housework is physically demanding.
Housework is time consuming.
Write in your own words what is meant by the terms nvisible', physically demanding' and ‘time consuming'? Give one example of each based on the household tasks undertaken by women in your home.

Q 10.

Why are the wages of domestic workers usually low? [V. Imp.]

Q 11.

What did boys do every evening, once the school was over?

Q 12.

If you have someone working as a domestic help in your house or locality talk to her and find out a little bit more about her life – Who are her family members? Where is her home? How many hours does she work? How much does she get paid? Write a small story based on these details.

Q 13.

What is the daily schedule of a domestic worker?

Q 14.

Why did Harmeet develop a notion that her mother did not work?

Q 15.

Housework commonly involves many different tasks. Name some of them.

Q 16.

How was the girls’ school in Madhya Pradesh in the 1960s designed differently from the boys' school?

Q 17.

Are the statements given below true or false? Support your answer with the use of an example :
(a) All societies do not think similarly about the roles that boys and girls play.
(b) Our society does not make distinctions between boys and girls when they are growing up.
(c) Women who stay at home do not work.
(d) The work that women do is less valued than that of men.

Q 18.

Write a brief note on the lives of domestic workers with an example.  [V. Imp.]

Q 19.

Our constitution does not discriminate between male and female. But inequality between the sexes exists. What does the government do to remedy the situation? [Imp.]

Q 20.

What was a very important activity on the Samoan islands in the 1920s?

Q 21.

Give an account of growing up in Samoa in the 1920s.