CBSE Class 7 Social Science Women Change The World Notes

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Q1 What are Stereotypes?

Ans: When we believe that people belonging to particular groups based on religion, wealth, language are bound to have certain fixed characteristics or can only do a certain type of work, we create a stereotype. Stereotypes prevent us from looking at people as unique individuals.

Q2 Which occupation does our society feel is best suited for females and why?

Ans: People feel that outside the home too, women are good at only certain jobs. Many people believe that women make better nurses because they are more patient and gentle. This is linked to women’s roles within the family. Similarly, it is believed that science requires a technical mind and girls and women are not capable of dealing with technical things.

Q3 What kind of pressures do the children face while growing up?

Ans: We live in a society in which all children face pressures from the world around them. Sometimes, these come in the form of demands from adults. At other times, they can just be because of unfair teasing by our own friends. Boys are pressurised to think about getting a job that will pay a good salary. They are also teased and bullied if they do not behave like other boys.

Q4 Define the term Census.

Ans: In India we conduct census every 10 years, which counts the whole population of the country. It also gathers detailed information about the people living in India – their age, schooling, what work they do etc

Q5 Was it normal for all children to go to school in the past?

Ans: In the past, the skill of reading and writing was known to only a few. Most children learnt the work their families or elders did. For girls, the situation was worse. In communities that taught sons to read and write, daughters were not allowed to learn the alphabet.

Q6 What is Discrimination?

Ans: When we do not treat people equally or with respect we are indulging in discrimination. It happens when people or organisations act on their prejudices. Discrimination usually takes place when we treat someone differently or make a distinction.

Q7 Which revolution was witnessed by the 19th century in the field of learning and education?

Ans: In the nineteenth century, many new ideas about education and learning emerged. Schools became more common and communities that had never learnt reading and writing started sending their children to school. But there was a lot of opposition to educating girls even then. Yet many women and men made efforts to open schools for girls. Women struggled to learn to read and write.

Q8 What is Sexual harassment?

Ans: Sexual harassment refers to physical or verbal behaviour that is of a sexual nature and against the wishes of a woman.

Q9 Who was Rashsundari Devi? How did she break the stereotype?

Ans: Rashsundari Devi (1800–1890) was born in West Bengal, some 200 years ago. At the age of 60, she wrote her autobiography in Bangla. Her book titled Amar Jiban is the first known autobiography written by an Indian woman. Rashsundari Devi was a housewife from a rich landlord’s family. At that time, it was believed that if a woman learnt to read and write, she would bring bad luck to her husband and become a widow! Despite this, she taught herself how to read and write in secret, well after her marriage.

Q10 How did Ramabai champion the cause of women education?

• Ramabai learnt to read and write from her parents and never went to school. She was given the title ‘Pandita’ because she could read and write Sanskrit, a remarkable achievement as women then were not allowed such knowledge.

• She went on to set up a Mission in Khedgaon near Pune in 1898, where widows and poor women were encouraged not only to become literate but to be independent. They were taught a variety of skills from carpentry to running a printing press, skills that are not usually taught to girls even today.

Q11 Is schooling and education equally available to all children even today in India?

Ans: Today, both boys and girls attend school in large numbers. Yet, as we will see, there still remain differences between the education of boys and girls. According to the 1961 census, about 40 per cent of all boys and men (7 years old and above) were literate (that is, they could at least write their names) compared to just 15 per cent of all girls and women. In the most recent census of 2001, these figures have grown to 76 per cent for boys and men, and 54 per cent for girls and women. This means that the proportion of both men and women who are now able to read and have at least some amount of schooling has increased. But, as you can also see, the percentage of the male group is still higher than the female group. The gap has not gone away.

Q12 What are the official terms used for Dalits and Adivasis?

Ans: Scheduled Caste (SC) is the official term for Dalit, and Scheduled Tribe (ST) is the official term for Adivasi.

Q13 Why is it so that SC and ST girls leave school at a higher rate?

Ans: There are several reasons why children from Dalit, Adivasi and Muslim communities leave school.

• In many parts of the country, especially in rural and poor areas, there may not even be proper schools or teachers who teach on a regular basis.

• If a school is not close to people’s homes, and there is no transport like buses or vans, parents may not be willing to send their girls to school.

• Many families are too poor and unable to bear the cost of educating all their children. Boys may get preference in this situation.

• Many children also leave school because they are discriminated against by their teacher.

Q14 What is Women’s Movement? What makes it a vibrant movement?

Ans: Women individually and collectively have struggled to bring about various changes in their situation. This struggle is known as the Women’s Movement. Individual women and women’s organisations from different parts of the country are part of the movement. Many men support the women’s movement as well. The diversity, passion and efforts of those involved make it a very vibrant movement.

Q15 What are the strategies of the Women’s Movement?

Ans: Different strategies have been used to spread awareness, fight discrimination and seek justice. These strategies are:

a) Campaigning: Campaigns to fight discrimination and violence against women are an important part of the women’s movemen Campaigns have also led to new laws being passed.

b) Raising Awareness: An important part of the women’s movements’ work is to raise public awareness on women’s rights issues. Their message has been spread through street plays, songs and public meetings.

c) Protesting: The women’s movement raises its voice when violations against women take place or for example, when a law or policy acts against their interests. Public rallies and demonstrations are a very powerful way of drawing attention to injustices.

d) Showing Solidarity: The women’s movement is also about showing solidarity with other women and causes.

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