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Male and Female (clip 2)

Teenagers discuss gender and work

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Description

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

Questions

  • 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?

Activities

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.

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