I.   Exercise :

 What do the following mean? 
1)  Identity       2)  Double-burden         3)  Care-giving             4)  De-valued
Ans :
1)  Identity – is a sense of self-awareness of who one is.

2)  Double-burden means double work of  a woman in and out of the house.

3)  Care-giving means to look after the sick or those in need by giving care and taking care.

4)  De-valued  means when a work is not appreciated , the work becomes de valued.

II.  Answer the following questions :

1.  Why did Harmeet develop a notion that her mother did not work?
  In our society the woman’s work at home is not recognized as work. It is taken for granted that this work comes naturally. So Harmeet developed a notion that her mother did not work.

2.  Why do girls like to go to school together in groups?
  Girls like to go to school together in groups because in a group they feel secure.

3.  In equality in both the sexes still exists. What does the government do to remedy the situation?
The government has set up childcare  centres  so that women can work outside. The government has passed laws that organisations that have more than 30 women employees to provide crèche facilities. This helps the women to take jobs outside their homes .

4.  What happened when Jaspreet went on a strike one day?
The children got up late. There was no water as the pump was not switched on.  There was no breakfast served . The children ate their lunch in the school canteen.  In the evening there was no tea and the house was also very untidy.

III.   Fill in the blanks:

1.  __________  was an important activity on the Samoan islands in the 1920’s.

2.  The girls’ school in Madhya Pradesh was different from the boys’ school because it had   __________   .

3.  In early childhood we teach boys that they need to be  _________  and __________ .

4.  Housework is also _________  and should also be __________ .

5.  The child centres in villages are called __________ .

6.  Our Constitution provides _________  of genders  .

7.  Most of the work done by women is __________  .

8.  Equality is an important principle of our _________ .

1.  Fishing                2.  Central courtyards               3.  Tough and masculine                4.  Important and valued

5.  Anganwadi         6.  Equality                                 7.  Invisible                                        8.  Constitution