Gender stereotypes & objectification of girls – Activity 1

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

ACTIVITY 1: READER “Let’s talk about stereotypes and objectification”

Duration: 15 minutes.

Tools for face to face activity:  Blackboard/PC/Projector

Tools for online activity: Online tool for video calls in which we can share a presentation in the screen/Paper/Pens & pencils for each participant.

Brief description of the activity:

The teacher/educator is going to do an introductory round, in which each participant should say his/her name, age, and what is equality in his/her opinion. This is going to show the general knowledge about equality in the group, and make the teacher/educator able to redirect the workshop to this (the way of talking, the “level” of the discussions ….).

In order to start with the purpose of the activity, the teacher/educator is going to write at the blackboard the words “gender”, “stereotype” and “objectification” on big size. The participants will have 5 minutes in order of getting up and write in the board, next to each concept, words that come to their minds when they think about these words.

At the end of the 5 minutes, all the contributions will be read and the participants will come together with the definitions. Feel free to talk about some topics that comes out when they are writing the words on the board. For example, when they think about gender, they could confuse this with sexual orientation. This activity it’s the time to clarify terms quickly.