Watch the video and read the transcript of U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s remarks at the Barnard College commencement ceremony in New York on May 18, 2009, in which she comments on the marginalization of women and girls around the world.
Also read the brief article by Sonia Gill titled “What the United Nations Should Do: Marginalization of Women in the Media?” (Available in ProQuest)
Post your answers to the following questions:
- Secretary of State Clinton tells graduates that they are being prepared for “global citizenship in the interconnected world of the 21st century” (para.9). What communication skills do you think this global citizenship will require of you in your careers?
- Do you agree with Gill regarding the marginalization of women in the media? Give at least one example to support your conclusion. Do you think the United Nations should intervene in this issue? Why or why not?