Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn wrote a bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning book, Half the Sky. It was made into a documentary just this year. This discussion explores the gendered divide in work. View these clips and then answer the questions below:


  1. What are the gendered expectations shown in the film?
  2. How does this relate to what you read in the text book this week?
  3. Do you think gendered expectations for women’s work in the U.S. are similar or different to those portrayed in the films? Why?