Topic 2 Deconstructing gender stereotypes: why?

Now that you had some time to think about your personal beliefs, let’s try to answer a very important question: is it really necessary to deconstruct gender stereotypes?

As a matter of fact, we have all heard about the importance of deconstructing gender stereotypes. Some say it is a new trend, some reject it and others consider it as an urgent need.

It is, therefore, important to start by understanding what the consequences are when nothing is done in this direction.

We invite you to watch this short video which says a lot about this issue.

A Class That Turned Around Kids’ Assumptions of Gender Roles!

Take now a few minutes to think about the content of this video and the message it conveys.


(Possibilities of answer: if we don’t start to deconstruct gender stereotypes, the idea that certain jobs are only for men will remain; gender stereotypes should be erased from the early school years; direct contact with women performing “men considered-jobs” will help kids be  open-minded about gender issues).