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  • → Less than 3% of the artists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art are women, but 83% of the nudes are female.
  • → Students who describe themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered are five times more likely to miss school because of feeling unsafe. 28% drop out before graduating.
  • → Women make up half of the population of Canada but represent only 25% of elected Members of Parliament.
Gender in the Media X Action Plans Book Workshop

How does the media affect the way we see ourselves and others? Explore how gender and other identities are constructed and how different media outlets portray power. Develop skills to consume and produce media critically.

The media shapes and affects our understanding of gender identities, stereotypes, violence, and power in many ways. Being able to critically consume media is crucial to preventing violence and creating a more just world. In this workshop, we use recent examples from the media and creative activities to build a better understanding of gender, practice how to critically analyze and consume media, and challenge dominant stereotypes.

Learning Outcomes
  • To understand gender as a social construction and define / differentiate “gender” and “sex”.
  • To identify ways that the media affects our understanding of gender identities and stereotypes.
  • To practice critically analyzing and deconstructing media examples.
  • To build a toolkit of ways to discuss these ideas with friends and address problematic representations when we encounter them.
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I learned that society paints women and men in certain ways and makes everyone think this is the way it has to be. It is great to speak against these issues. - Student

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