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Gender Lab artist Ilse Ghekiere has been funded to research sexism in the Belgian dance scene. Here is her first article about this work (includes a link to read it in Dutch). "There is a culture that fetishizes our dancing bodies…it might start changing, but that is at least how my generation trained to become dancers: by looking in the mirror every day. It’s a very specific way to grow up, especially as a young woman. And yes, it can result in very unhealthy habits such as obsessive training, eating disorders, a need to control and discipline the body, wanting to be a desired body, etc…"
A list of children's books composed by Our Queer Stories each focussing on or featuring queer themes.
How different are clothes for boys and girls......? "This got me thinking about symbolism and gender in a brand new way. We know that our culture expects women and femmes to do the vast majority of emotional labor. What I realized on that day is that clothing intended for little girls is often covered with symbolism promoting that very labor."
A trailer for the National Theatre of Scotland production of Adam, the story of Adam Kashmiry - 'If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.'
A photo project showing boys who break the gender norms. "The photographic series #aboycantoo features boys aged 4 to 16 in in studio and lifestyle portraits. Each installment celebrates the choices to pursue activities society has often attributed to the female gender." #aboycantoo
Translation: Festival of the Explicit
A festival in Montpelier exploring gender and sexual identity
Ireland's foremost "gender discombobulist", Panti, shares her experience of the little, everyday things that can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of gay people. Panti expresses her thoughts on navigating a world in which the simple act of holding hands can be a political statement in itself.
"News that 40 British schools have banned skirts in favour of trousers, in a hamfisted attempt at gender neutrality, is merely a different side to the same coin, because the message being sent to children is, “Skirts are too dangerously feminine to be worn by boys.”
Article about research by Hannah Garcia about the use of animals in girls and boys clothing.... “The animals for boys were much more likely to be wild, and to be predators - the girls’ animals were conversely likely to be domesticated and prey animals. Just process that for a moment. The boys have predators on their clothes, the girls have prey.”
Are LGBT+ People Well-Represented In the Media? Save this to my Google Drive ™ ™ Subscribe to save Free Download Free Account Includes: Thousands of FREE teaching resources to download Pick your own FREE resource every week with our newsletter Suggest a Resource! You want it? We'll make it 24/7 customer support (with real people!) Sign Up Now to Download Leading a constructive debate on LGBT+ in the Media. Do you feel that LGBT+ issues and individuals are represented authentically and respectfully in the media? Do you think that it’s come a long way forward or do you think that there’s still a long way to go until certain issues are seen as ‘normal’. These questions provide a sample of the direction taken in this LGBT+ in the Media Debate Pack. Read More... Ratings & Reviews Curriculum Links Need Help? Sign in to leave a review profes8238 - Verified member since 2019 Reviewed on 21 August 2020 I like it! Helpful Let me know if this resource is updated Leading a constructive debate on LGBT+ in the Media. Do you feel that LGBT+ issues and individuals are represented authentically and respectfully in the media? Do you think that it’s come a long way forward or do you think that there’s still a long way to go until certain issues are seen as ‘normal’. These questions provide a sample of the direction taken in this LGBT+ in the Media Debate Pack. With a main question that is topical and thought-provoking, the discussion has the potential to positively breach new ground in a constructive way. Reaching this end goal successfully is made much easier with the guidelines put in place here. This LGBT+ in the Media pack holds the keys to unlocking potentials in your students that you may not previously have known about as we offer a platform for them to excel. What types of media should we focus on? In discussing LGBT+ in the media, there’s no right or wrong form to focus on although the class will benefit from conversing on several different types. There may be a temptation to lean towards film and TV, as they have enjoyed increased representation LGBT+ individuals and LGBT+ storylines in recent years. Equally, any gamers in your class may like to talk about increased levels of LGBT+ representation in videogames in recent years. As long, as there is an angle for each of your students to contribute to the wider LGBT+ in the media discussion, you have an engagement point. From there, you may wish to refer your students to the code of conduct on the PowerPoint to guide their output in a healthy manner.
‘Op 10 jaar zitten we al vast in gendernormen’
Translation: By the age of 10 we are fixed by gender norms
Jongen of meisje, geboren in Gent, New Delhi, Baltimore of Peking: allemaal raken ze bekneld in een sociaal aangemaakte dwangbuis.
Barns kjønnsidentitet: Vi trenger psykologer som hjelper folk med å utforske kjønnsmangfoldet
Translation: Children's gender identity: We need psychologists who help people to explore gender diversity
It is problematic that psychologists legitimizes outdated ideas about sexual identity. There is reason to believe that more children had both challenged several gender norms and unfolded more, if society was more open to multiple gender identities.
Discussion about a new book called Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? (by author CJ Atkinson) which is being introduced into some primary schools in the UK as a resource for children, parents and teachers, and claims to be the first book to explain “medical transitioning” to children as young as seven. It will be published in late January 2017 with angry responses from the usual places.....
Mary discusses the challenges for parents around gender equality and the impact of gender on children from the moment they are born. “The report concluded: "It is clear from the findings of this report that parents and caregivers in Scotland want to see a more mainstreamed approach to challenging gender stereotyping in the early years.”
An article about the ‘BBC’s report into the Tavistock Centre – the country’s only NHS facility for transgender children.’
Childhood Gender Dysphoria: 'Parenting a young adult who wants gender reassignment is a test of parents' unconditional love'
An Independent.ie article exploring gender dysphoria with a focus on the parents and the impact on families.
Guardian article (UK) about the rise in children seeking counselling about gender dysphoria and transgender issues.
A short film made by young people who take part in Creation Station (at Platform, Glasgow) for the Gender Lab artists.
Die SIRE-campagne over jongens? Luister ook eens naar dit genuanceerde verhaal
Translation: The SIRE-campagne about boys? Listen to this nuanced story
Jongens moeten jongens kunnen zijn, zegt SIRE in een deze week gelanceerde campagne. Maar meisjes worden óók niet genoeg op waarde geschat. Om daar verandering in te brengen: het genuanceerde verhaal van hersenwetenschapper Jelle Jolles.
An article about Disney's first attempt to include a gay scene in one of its films. “We must see the film industry as a whole become more diverse, which means actively hiring more writers, directors and producers whose lived experiences represent all communities.”
Article looking at the theatre show ‘Aunty Ben’ by Super Paua which addresses the topic of drag queens and difference for young audiences. "THE domestic life of drag queens is being explored in a new show for children aged 7-13 that hopes to celebrate difference and promote tolerance in pre-teens before the rot of homophobic and transphobic ideas take root."
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This PowerPoint contains four thought-provoking activities focusing on challenging stereotypes. https://www.twinkl.co.za/resource/t2-t-225-ks2-challenging-stereotypes-activity-powerpoint
Use these worksheets to help students consider the issue of gender equality. It contains a timeline of developments in women's rights and an activity on current inequalities women may face.
Gendered Intelligence are an organisation in the UK who: Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways. Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued. We work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25. They have a page of useful resources for young people - http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support/trans-youth/resources
Girls as young as seven feel they cannot say or do what they want because of gender stereotyping, according to a survey highlighting the impact of expectations of young females.
Study highlights how children as young as six can be influenced by stereotypes such as the idea that brilliance or giftedness is more common in men
A short extract from Women's Hour on Radio 4 with Grayson Perry talking to teenage boys about masculinity.
Het lammetje dat een varken is
Translation: The lamb that is a pig
First Flemish book for pre-school that deals with identity transformation, a story about a lamb who wants to be a pig.
How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast
Translation: How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast
"New research corroborates what black women have long known: People across gender and race see black girls as more adultlike than their white peers."
A podcast on the situation for LGBT refugees in Norway. - Anyone seeking asylum on the basis of LGBTI are faced with a demand from the Norwegian authorities that they must reflect carefully around their sexual identity. Who they are and who they will be. Many are connecting LGBTI with shame and stigma, and do not always want to explain the reason when they seek asylum. When they are rejected by the UDI, and information about their identity appears in the complaint to UNE, they are not believed, says Kaja Glenne Lund.
The impact of gender stereotyping on children. “…research showing children as young as six have a stronger association between ‘maths’ and ‘boys’ than ‘maths’ and ‘girls’.”
An interview with Cordelia Fine, Australian neuroscientist and author of the best-selling book “Delusions of Gender”. In her book she takes a critical look at the science behind the popular claims that boys and girls are “hard-wired” differently, and finds it severely lacking.
Interview with Jake Dypka about his new short film in collaboration with the poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish. Includes a link to watch the film which is called Pink or Blue.
Resources for talking about gender with schools including links to information for teachers and for parents. Let Toys be Toys is a campaign to stop today's and books limiting children by sticking to gender stereotypes.
Let’s end gender stereotyping of children once and for all – Tessa Trabue, Let Toys Be Toys Campaigner
Tessa is a campaigner for Let Toys be Toys, here she talks about their campaign and why gendered products and marketing should end.
Outstanding Primary teaching includes celebrating all kinds of individual differences, including LGBT+, and weaving an ethos of respect and inclusion into the fabric of your classroom. Twinkl have worked together with Stonewall, the UK’s leading LGBT+ equality charity, to bring you this guide which aims to support you in making your primary school a truly inclusive place, specifically in relation to LGBT+. Supports teaching the Relationships Education objectives set out in the 2019 Draft Guidance for Relationships Education.
Meisjes geloven vanaf 6 jaar dat jongens slimmer zijn
Translation: From the age of 6, girls believe that boys are smarter
Wanneer je kinderen vraagt wie er "heel, heel slim" is zie je tot 5-jarige leeftijd nog geen verschil: jongens en meisjes kozen steevast voor hun eigen gender. Maar vanaf 6-jarige leeftijd verandert dat. Dat schrijft The Financial Times.
"But when they continue to question her gender identity - and are skeptical of her response - the message they send is that a girl cannot look and act like her and still be a girl."
An article about the 'touchability index' which shows how we differ on the where, how and who we are comfortable with regarding physical contact depending on country of origin and gender. What is risky for one person may be the norm for another.....?
An eye-popping documentary series, fronted by a charismatic YouTuber, which delves into modern queer life in the UK. Over six episodes, Khalaf, an articulate, personable inquisitor with a real gift for putting his subjects at ease, goes to interview those who feel pushed to the margins of this apparently accepting community.
An article about literature for children who don't fit into stereotype gender roles. "... these characters and narratives can shine a light into the corners of possibility for children searching for signs that they are not alone in their otherness."
Queering the Map is a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in both cyber and physical space.
Film - Raised Without Gender "With recent victories for the trans rights movement and more young people defining as something other than "male" or "female" than ever before, VICE host Amelia Abraham goes to Sweden - the world's most forward thinking country when it comes to questioning gender - to find out what it's like..."
Stonewall Scotland report on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people in Scotland's schools in 2017. "When School Report Scotland was first released in 2012, it painted a startling picture of life for lesbian, gay and bi young people in Scotland. More than half were being bullied at school because of their sexual orientation, and homophobic language was rife in schools. Half of lesbian, gay and bi pupils said that LGBT issues had never been discussed in school, leaving them feeling isolated and without support. The finding that a quarter had attempted to take their own lives was a shocking wake up call, leaving no doubt that more needed be done urgently."
Twinkl Debate resources are flexible enough to use in a variety of ways depending on your class, teaching style or subject specialism. You might wish to use them as form time discussions, PSHE activities or speaking and listening activities in an English lesson. Each debate comes with context surrounding the topic, three small activities and a Big Question for students to debate. This debate pack asks students to consider whether or not the police should be tackling crimes where a person is showing overt hatred toward a man or a woman based upon their gender.
A New York Times article asking 'Why do we limit the emotional vocabulary of boys?'
Translation: Rainbow Theatre
An educational project on gender differences: theatre and dance shows for children and families, workshops for teachers, educational credits for University students. The website is in Italian so to find out more contact: Daniele Del Pozzo artistic director +39 347 3227152 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adam World Choir is a digital community of transgender and non-binary people all over the world. From an album of original music to a night of international performance, members of The Adam World Choir have come together in many different ways. The Adam World Choir is part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2017 production of Adam, a bold exploration of the experience of a young transgender refugee. For the production of Adam, The Adam World Choir will sing together as a mass video choir.
One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today. “Prior to 1868, there were no heterosexuals,” writes Blank. Neither were there homosexuals. It hadn’t yet occurred to humans that they might be “differentiated from one another by the kinds of love or sexual desire they experienced.”
Experiment on how adults play with children differently according to their gender.
From May 2017 Hester Chillingworth is LADA’s new Thinker-in-Residence, with a focus on Young People, Gender & Live Art.
‘The following are tips that can be used as you move toward becoming a better ally to transgender people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and cannot include all the "right" things to do or say because often there is no one "right" answer to every situation you might encounter.’
This article discusses the transphobic bullying of children in schools and particular issues around using the toilet. “…Ashton Whitaker, a high school student, is suing his school district because students refer to him by his previous name and won’t let him use the boys’ toilets. He, as other trans kids have also reported, has taken the potentially dangerous step of reducing the amount he drinks in order to minimise the chance that he would need to use the bathroom while at school, causing him to have migraine headaches and even faint.”
A paper from the Scottish Journal of Performance exploring queer performance practice and production
Guardian article looking at unhelpful scaremongering that young people are accessing gender reassignment surgery. "The most significant dangers to trans youth are not mythical gangs of doctors lurking outside primary schools, snatching unsuspecting children. That is an imaginary threat concocted to create a moral panic in an age in which homophobia is no longer acceptable in polite society. The most significant dangers are ignorance, hate and a lack of vital support."
An interview with Chad Beckim about his play Little Man developed through the New Victory Theater’s LabWorks Artist Residency Program. “The politics of gender identity, and the rights of the transgender community, have dominated the news cycle in recent days, sparking debate and dividing communities across the country......How is this national conversation impacting young people? Is the Theatre for Young Audiences community participating in this dialogue through the work on our stages?”
TransUnite is a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. Their easy to use, mobile friendly directory connects you to an established network of trans support groups near you.
A film in English from a Danish TV company about what we all have in common: 'We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing All That We Share.'
Daniel Handler, the author of the forthcoming novel “All the Dirty Parts,” has written many children’s books under the pen name Lemony Snicket: "I write books for children under the pen name Lemony Snicket, and I’ve noticed that when I go to Lemony Snicket events, the crowds are about evenly split between boys and girls. But I also write young adult books, and if more than one boy shows up at one of my teen book club events, it’s notable, if not a miracle. Something happens once a young man hits puberty."
Wat als leerlingen zelf seksuele opvoeding geven
Translation: What if students would give sexual education
Flemish students from three different schools boycotted the official sexual education week by giving the classes themselves.
A TEDx talk by Jay Stewart on the philosophy of gender. "Equality is not just between women and men, gay and straight, or trans and cis. It's not even about choice versus biology. Jay presents a whirlwind tour of the philosophy of gender with one core theme: a gender is not what you are - it is what you do."
Because critique equals feedback: this article questions certain gender workshops given by feminist organisations in UK schools and describes them as too ideological and harmful for young boys.
Weg met 'jongens' en 'meisjes': de kinderkleding van Hema is voortaan genderneutraal
Translation: Away with 'boys' and 'girls': children clothing at Hema will be from now on gender neutral
Hema schrapt als eerste Nederlandse winkelketen alle geslachtsaanduidingen van kinderkleding. Vanaf eind dit jaar verdwijnen 'jongen' en 'meisje' van Hema's verpakkingen en kledinglabels.
Xander's video (produced with Trans Youth Glasgow) about his 5 months on hormone treatment. See more at www.allabouttrans.org.uk