Session 2 Activity 2

Thinking back

Duration:

as long as needed

 

Implementation:

Gender, male or female, is constructed socially. This gender socialization is a process defined as acceptance of social norms and social roles. Ask the learners: “Thinking back, which experiences constructed you and made you accept some social norms valid for your gender…”

  • …in your childhood?
  • …in your adolescence?
  • …in your professional life?

 

Example:

“When I was a little girl and played together with boys, one of the boys hit me. And I hit him back. I cried and complained to my old aunt about the boy hitting me. She would not let me go back to the boys insisting that girls do not scream and hit neither boys nor girls. Girls should behave.”

 

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