From Gender Stereotypes to Cyber GBV and Victim – Blaming – Activity 1

Activity 1: Reader   Activity 2: User   Activity 3: Critic   Activity 4: Evaluator

ACTIVITY 1: Reader “I think, I speak, and I act to break the mold?

Duration:  45 minutes

Tools for face to face activity: None

Tools for online activity: PC/laptop/Internet connection

Brief description of the activity:

This phase is structured in 4 actions:

  1. Word
  2. Gesture
  3. Sound
  4. Reflection

Before starting the teacher/educator arranges the participants in a circle. If it is not possible, it is sufficient to give them a consequential order.

Action 1: Word

The teacher/educator will say a keyword and all the participants, instinctively, without thinking, one by one, will have to say a word related to the keyword, without repeating themselves.

Two laps will be done with the keywords “Male” and “Female” which must be clearly revealed only before each lap.

Before proposing the keywords, it is advisable to take a test ride on an easy word such as: “School” or “Family”.

Action 2: Gesture

With the same methods of action 1, all participants will be asked to make a gesture linked to the word previously said, without emitting any type of sound.

One lap will always be done.

Action 3: Sound

In the same way as in the previous actions, all participants will be asked to make a sound (not a word or a phrase) linked to the gesture made previously.

One lap will always be done.

Action 4: Reflection

In this latest action, participants will be asked to say which gestures, words and sounds they found most embarrassing, offensive, disparaging and why.