March 9, 2016 | Category: Blog, Story Guide | Author:

Weekly roundup: #HowAbnormal, Story forms, more!


UN Development Programme in Viet Nam has new video series that flips gender roles.

The United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam has a series of new videos that flip gender roles. Marked by tongue-in-cheek humor, the videos show women getting drunk with friends and playing billiards, while their husbands care for the kids and go shopping. With the hashtag #HowAbnormal, the series urges viewers to consider “how abnormal” the so-called normal state of affairs is, with respect to gender roles.

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