Redesigned Women’s Bathroom Sign Breaks Old Stereotypes to become Empowering (Favorite Scoop)

In this article it suggest that the stereotypical dress for the the women bathroom sign is not a dress, but a cape. This shows that women can be superheroes and have the power to be whatever they want to do. Still today there is a lack of women in the workforce compared to men. For every 4 men working working for Google there is 1 women.This shows that there is still inequality in the workforce with women and men. I think this helps represent that women have equal capability as men do to do anything that they set their mind to. This is an example of women in the workforce and gender equity from unit 6.



Crisusto is a 44 year old man from Cochabamba, Bolivia. He lives with his wife and three kids. He grows bananas for a living. Its his goal to have running water connections to his kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. To get water right now he has to travel 10 minutes on foot and take buckets to the river. Running water will help improve his families health. For this to happen he needs a loan of 2,050 dollars. So far, he has received 19% of his needed amount. I think we should give a loan to Crisusto, because he is hardworking and deserves running water for him and his family.


Palestine: Katie De Jong


Palestine has been a conflicted territory for thousands of years, and has been the scene of major political and military  conflict since the early 20th century. Many Jewish people were in search of shelter from persecution in Europe. These people were known as Zionists.  In order to establish a Jewish homeland, they started to migrate to Palestine. At first there was no significant problems with the immigration of the Zionists.  As more and more Zionists migrated to Palestine, it strengthened their desire for creating an independent Jewish state. The indigenous people of Palestine started to resist and this turned into lots of fighting over the territory that had historically been occupied by the Arab Muslim majority. The Muslim population of that region are traditionally known as Palestinians.  The major wars of that era stook place from 1948 to 1967. The wars were important because they gave Israel control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. These two territories held large Palestinians populations. Today, the Palestinian Authority controls the West Bank, but Israel occupies the land. The Gaza Strip is controlled by Hamas. Hamas is an Islamist fundamentalist party. These two groups reconciled on creating a shared Palestinian government. The peace negotiations fell through and  in 2014 the conflict turned into a war between Hamas and Israeli.



There are two common known approaches to solve this problem. One being the “two-state solution”. This would give Palestine the Gaza Strip and most of the west bank. Palestine would be an independent state. The rest of the land would remain with Israel. The second solution is the “one-state solution”. This would result in either all the land becoming Israel or all the land becoming  Palestine.

I think the “two-state solution”  would be the most effective and prevent future conflict. The most difficult challenges to this option would be the equitable distribution of land between the two states and adequate guarantees of security.  The “one-state solution (Palestine or Israel) would not work out because it would either require the dissolution of Israel as a Jewish state or the absorption of the Palestinians into Israel.  Both are unlikely to happen given the historic conflict between the two populations.  The notion of a hybrid “one-state” with a  central shared government, but semi-autonomous provinces of Jewish and Palestinian populations is another remote possibility.

Actor 1:

Israel wants to retain its identity as a Jewish state and homeland.  It has a strong desire for security and the ability to live at peace with neighboring states.

Actor 2:

The Palestinians want to the rightful return of their lands and self-determination for their people as part of an independent Palestinian state.

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Bolivia’s Culture

   (similar to a Home Depot in Bolivia)  

Bolivia’s Culture:

Folk Culture Pop Culture
Food* 1.Chuño


1.Sprite and Fanta

2. Pollos Copacabana (fast food; burgers and fries)

3. Starbucks

Art/Music 1.Mestizo Baroque

2. Tarka (indigenous flute)

1.Justin Bieber

2.hip-hop music

Clothing 1.pollera (pleated- skirt)

2. tocados (headdresses)

1.Levis jeans

2.Forever 21

Shelter 1. mud and root houses

2. “totora reeds” houses

1. “neoclassic” style houses

2.rectangular fashion (open patio in the middle of house)

Technology 1.irrigation canal

2. insulation




Beliefs 1.Animist



2.Bahai believers


***Fun Facts***- Bolivia banned all McDonald’s restaurants  in 2002, because it’s a “threat to humanity.”

“The Bolivian government is so anti-Western that the clock on the constitution building in the city of La Paz is anti-clockwise.”

Bolivia and UAE



Ranking (UN HDI): 113

Population: 10.67 million people

Literacy Rate: 91.2%

Gender, Female population with some secondary education: 47.58%

Dependency Ratio of the population:     <15:56.12         >65+8.33

Infant Mortality Rate(IMR): 33 per 1000 years

Life Expectancy at Birth: 67.26%

Rate of Natural Increase: 1.9%

% of population ages 15-49 with HIV / AIDS: .3%

Net Migration: -2.4%

Percent Urban: 67.65%

GDP PPP per capita: $5,650.43

Poverty, Percent of population living bellow $2 US per day: 23.4%

% of GDP spent on education: 7.6%

Unites Arab Emirates:


Ranking (UN HDI): 40

Population: 9.35 million people

Literacy Rate: 90%

Gender, Female population with some secondary education: 62.7%

Dependency Ration of Population:  <15: 19.36    >65+: .61

Infant Mortality Rate(IMR): 7 per 1000 deaths

life expectancy at birth: 76.84%

Rate of Natural Increase: 15.26%

% of population with HIV / AIDS: .2%

Net Migration: 11.4%

Percent Urban: 84.95%

GDP PPP per capita: $57,004.58

Poverty, Percent of population living under $2 per day: 19.5%

% of GDP spent on education: 1.6%

CONCLUSION: Bolivia is a developing country in South America. Its ranking is 113 with a population of 10.67 million people. The Infant Mortality Rate is 33 per 1000 deaths. The net migration is -2.4%. The United Arab Emirates is a developed country. Its ranking is 40 with a population of 9.35 million people. The Infant Mortality Rate is 7 per 1000 deaths. The net migration is 11.4%. Overall Bolivia and the United Arab Emirates are very different and it is very obvious that Bolivia is still developing and the UAE is developed when looking at their ranks.