■■We visited Gender Equality Exhibition with Panels!
In July and August, 2014, we visited the panel exhibition “Separate checks!?
Very easy!? Relations between a man and a woman” hosted by Gender Equality
Planning Department in Nagareyama City. It was an exhibition featuring
gender equality such as stereotyped perception of gender roles and work-life
balance. Pleasant comics and illustration were abundant and it was very
plain for us junior high school students, so we got a strong impression.
We hear that Gender Equality Promotion Section in City of Kitakyushu created
By the stereotype “Women do the housework,” they bear both business and
housework after the marriage.
●●●●We hear that “stereotyped perception of gender roles” is to accept the
roles “Men go out for work and women do the housework,” “for no reason”
or “because neighbors are also so.” Don’t you think that “Both men and
women go out for work and do the housework,” is also OK?
We hope that the environment for both men and women to have roles of both
business and housework. We want also fathers to do more childcare and housework.
●●●●We, too, learned “work-life balance” while creating this site. We hope
that companies will promote a way of working by considering the life of
employees, such as to reduce overtime, and that work environments in which
taking childcare leave will be easy. Then, couples can more comfortably
share both housework and business.
The percentages of women who work outside the home are significantly different
between Japan and the world. More people in Japan are working for many
hours than in other countries. Maybe that is why the percentage of men
who do household chores and caring for children is low.
●●●●We saw the comparison of gender equality in the world and found many figures
that were a little disappointing: The percentage of Japanese workers working
for 50 hours more per week is 28.1%, higher than any other country; The
time spent by a husband for caring for children and household chores in
a household with children younger than five years old is less than one
hour, which is at the lowest level in the world; and the percentage of
people who think that "husbands should work outside and wives should
be homemakers" is as high as 40%. We understood why the "gender
gap index" that we learned is low.
Many ideas have been put into this panel exhibition to facilitate understanding
of difficult data, which helped us learn a lot. We studied very much. We
hope that many people watch such an exhibition with panels and the world
in which both men and women can vividly live by acting like themselves.
We thank Gender Equality Planning Division in Nagareyama City for permitting
the publication at this site.
■■The following describes "Coverage report to physical science girl."■■