A classroom activity on sexist language.
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.
- Students understand what sexist language is and the impact it can have.
Duration: 15 minutes
Age group: Secondary
Core exercise: none
Optional film showing: computer and projector