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A classroom activity on sexist language for secondary students.


This simple activity provides students with an active, engaging way to explore the impact of common sexist phrases such as ‘like a girl’ (used as an insult) and ‘man up’. Students place themselves between two points in the room according to how harmful they think a particular phrase is and discuss why they have chosen to stand there.

Learning objective

  • Students understand what sexist language is and the impact it can have.


Duration: 15 minutes

Age group: Secondary

Materials required:

Core exercise: none

Optional film showing: computer and projector

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