Gender stereotypes & objectification of girls – Activity 3

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

ACTIVITY 3: Critic “Where are we in this problem?”

Duration: 40 minutes.

Tools for face to face activity: Markers/Post its/Pencils/Pens/Papers/Cardboards/Glue/Magazine and newspaper clippings/Empty paperboard boxes

Tools for online activity: Online tool to make compositions or drawing like canva, power point, photoshop, paint…

Brief description of the activity:

In this activity the participants are going to work on the term of “gender lightbulb moment”. A “gender lightbulb moment” is a time you became aware of being treated differently because of your gender. For example, a girl not being allowed to play football, or a boy being told he shouldn’t play with dolls. It could encompass anything from the toys you were allowed to play with, being aware of different rules for boys and girls, to feeling uncomfortable because of your gender in a certain situation.

Each participant should represent in a paper (in a creative way) one gender lightbulb moment that they have lived (preferably the first one or the most relevant one that they remember). This representation could be as a drawing, as a collage, as a poem, as a story, etc. The aim is that the participants feel free to tell their story in the way that they prefer. It’s ok if they only want to tell the story without showing any artistic output, they can use the material in order to write down what they’re going to tell to the group.