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Women and their situation words, definitions, suffixes, word formation and word association

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Hello everybody ! In this lesson, we will first dwell on some new vocabulary related to women and power !

First activity :

So, for the first activity, we will ask you to match the words in the left side with those on the right side okay ?

WordDefinition
1) stereotypea) The movement which advocates the rights of women to have equal opportunities to those possessed by men.
2) violenceb) Freeing someone socially and politically.
3) feminismc) Having more than one spouse
4) self-confidenced) Actions or words which are intended to hurt people.
5) International Women’s Daye) an exaggerated or wrong image of the characteristics of a particular group.
6) emancipationf) Male or Female
7) polygamyg) An occasion celebrated by women’s groups around the world on March 8th.
8) genderh) A belief on one’s abilities or skills

Well ! now is high time we give you the proper definitions :

A stereotype :

an exaggerated or wrong image of the characteristics of a particular group.

For example, people think that mathematicians are not social persons. But, it’s not always the case, some of the most social persons I know are PHD in mathematics 😉

Violence : 

Actions or words which are intended to hurt people.

No need to explain this one right 😉

Feminism : 

The movement which advocates the rights of women to have equal opportunities to those possessed by men.

Self-confidence :

A belief on one’s abilities or skills

International Women’s Day :

An occasion celebrated by women’s groups around the world on March 8th.

Emancipation : 

Freeing someone socially and politically.

Polygamy: 

Having more than one spouse

Gender :

Male or Female

Second activity

We will now use these words to make sentences :  humanitarian /  emancipation / self-confidence / polygamy /  family code / stereotypes

Thanks to the new Moroccan family code, the status of women has noticeably changed.

According to the new ‘Mudawana’, polygamy can’t be practiced without the first wife’s approval.

All over the world, women have always had a continuous struggle for emancipation

Women need to have self-confidence and other social and intellectual abilities.

The Red Crescent organization provides humanitarian aid for people in need, especially women and children.

Negative stereotypes are obstacles that hinder women’s advancement in different domains.

Now, let’s explain the new words :

  • Family code : it’s a set of rules that applies to families. Whoever doesn’t abide by these rules has to face moroccan law. In arabic, we say ” مدونة الأسرة “
  • Humanitarian aid  : it is material and logistic assistance to people who need help.  “المساعدات الإنسانية”

Third activity :

Add appropriate suffixes to these words and complete the table below.

      dominate       feminine     resist           criticize     responsible     differ       ignore        active     equal      confer     organize

      united            improve      repudiate     manage     govern         globalize    inferior       participate          dependent

– – ation– -ment– -ance / ence– -ism– – ity
emancipation

Repudiation

Domination

Globalization

Participation

requirement

Management

Improvement

Government

assistance

Difference

Ignorance

Conference

dependance

Resistance

terrorism

Feminism

Criticism

Activism

security

Responsibility

Equality

Inferiority

Equality

Unity

Now, it’s time to explain the new words :

Repudiation :

Rejection of a proposal or idea. Example : “the repudiation of reformist policies”  رفض

Criticism :

The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. “he received a lot of criticism” نقد

Activism :

The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change. النشاط

Globalization :

The process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. العولمة

We suggest that you have a prior knowledge of the definitions of the other words. If not, just look up for it in the internet 😉

Fourth activity :

Here is a list of adjectives and their corresponding nominal form. Do your best to remember it 🙂

Don’t worry, we’ve prepared some exemples for you, so you can learn it fast.“

NounsAdjectivesNounsAdjectives
Power

Feminism

Law

existence

Powerful

Feminist

Lawful

Existing

Strength

Pregnancy

Literacy

heroine

Strong

Pregnant

Literate

Heroism


    • Heroine : 

    • A mythological or legendary woman often of divine descent having great strength or ability. It’s the feminine form of the word “Hero”. Yallah, give me a heroine that you know !

  • Lawful :

  • The definition of lawful is something that is legal or that is permitted or accepted by governing principles and rules of law. Example : Driving under 90 Km/h inside the city is an example of lawful behavior.
  • Literacy is the ability to read and write
  • Illiteracy is the opposite of literacy 🙂

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