Trans 101 Gender Stereotypes Activity

2006 Gender-Where Do You Stand Activity.pdf

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Title

Trans 101 Gender Stereotypes Activity

Subject

Gender Stereotypes, Transgender Awareness Week

Description

This activity worksheet was used at the Trans 101 workshop during the 2006 Tucson Transgender Awareness Week. The first sheet gives an overview of the activity and the second sheet provides instructions and gender stereotypes for the activity itself.

Creator

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Date

Event took place on November 14th, 2006, between 10:30-11:30am.

Language

English

Alternative Title

Gender: Where Do You Stand?

Is Part Of

Trans Awareness Week Event Programming
Documents.
Was used as part of the "Lunch n' Learn" Out & Equal Workplace Advocates Trans 101 Training on November 14th, 2006.

Bibliographic Citation

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, "Gender: Where Do You Stand?," (~2006). Southern Arizona Gender Alliance 20th Anniversary Collection, ORG2019-001. Arizona Queer Archives, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Audience

Attendees of the Trans 101 training session during the 2006 Tucson Transgender Awareness Week.

Lesson Plan Item Type Metadata

Duration

1 hour

Objectives

-To promote awareness of gender stereotypes
-To increase awareness of gender in our own lives

Materials

Post-it notes, markers, masking tape

Gender Scale Statements
Mention to participants before starting that these statements are all based on today's stereotypes of what more 'feminine' and more 'masculine' people are supposed to do and like. Ask them to be thinking about how they relate to the stereotypes; if they find them limiting, etc.

Group Discussion 1:
-What gender was associated with each side of the Gender Scale?
-How do you feel about where you ended up on the scale?
-What did you notice about where everyone stood on the scale?
-Is gender a fixed thing?
-Have you ever been discriminated against because of your gender? How did this affect your gender?

5-10 Minute Break

Group Discussion 2:
-How many genders are there?
-Are you comfortable with your gender?
-How do you feel about your gender's stereotypes?

Lesson Plan Text

Gender Scale: 10 rows are made on the floor with masking tape. The rows are labeled -5 thru 5. Participants stand in a line, on row 0. 21 statements are made. If the participants agree with the statement, they will be asked to move forward or backward.

Gender Scale Statements
Mention to participants before starting that these statements are all based on today's stereotypes of what more 'feminine' and more 'masculine' people are supposed to do and like. Ask them to be thinking about how they relate to the stereotypes; if they find them limiting, etc.

Group Discussion 1:
-What gender was associated with each side of the Gender Scale?
-How do you feel about where you ended up on the scale?
-What did you notice about where everyone stood on the scale?
-Is gender a fixed thing?
-Have you ever been discriminated against because of your gender? How did this affect your gender?

5-10 Minute Break

Group Discussion 2:
-How many genders are there?
-Are you comfortable with your gender?
-How do you feel about your gender's stereotypes?

Citation

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, “Trans 101 Gender Stereotypes Activity,” Arizona Queer Archives, accessed August 20, 2019, http://azqueerarchives.org/items/show/573.

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