1h 45 mins
Two flipcharts, a sheet per participant, pens (two different colors) and markers, genderbread person schema
Participants are asked to fill up two flipcharts with the title ‘’Masculinity’’ and ‘’Femininity’’ based on the traditional binary male/female conception in a silent brainstorming session
The content of the flipcharts is quickly read out loud by an activity leader
Participants are asked to pick ideas that apply to themselves from the two flipcharts distinguishing them by using two different colours, even if (apparently) contradictory
Participants introduce themselves again stating their preferred pronouns and discuss what they have written one by one - everyone is free to share as much as one wants
Participants are asked about ONE THING what has been perceived stereotypical or offensive in the content of the flipcharts - what kind of social expectations making you feeling under pressure? Why?
The definitions of gender identity and gender expression are explained using the genderbread person. Non binary types of gender identities are mentioned and eventually explained.
Free discussion about social pressure on gender expression. What has this session changed for you in the way you perceive gender/gender expression? Would you say that society should redefine the concepts of masculinity and femininity? How?
Everyone writes on a post-it something one has learned from the session and will bring home (anonymously) - the post-its are attached to a bigger flipchart