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Male and Female (clip 2)

Teenagers discuss gender and work

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Teenagers voice their opinions on gender stereotypes and the roles of women and men.

From the Scottish Health Education Unit series 'Teenage-Talk In'.

Questions & Activities


  • What do you think of the opinion that any man who stayed at home to look after his children "would be laughed at"?
  • What are the barriers to women working today? And in the 1970s?
  • Who are "women libbers"? Is this a positive or derogatory term?


Discuss what 'respect' means in the context of gender equality.

Research points in history when women have moved into roles traditionally associated with men.

"I think a woman is much more superior the way she is now" - take this statement as a starting point for a creative, feminist project such as zine-making or creating activist posters.