Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Representations of Gender in Advertising (video)
It’s common to see ads depicting women wearing little or nothing, posed in ways that are provocative, submissive, objectified, or…
Web Spotlight: Understanding Prejudice
As much as we want to believe otherwise, prejudice is still a significant element of society. And many of us…
Hooray for the Decline in Sexist Language
Image courtesy Antony Pranata via Creative Commons. For thirty years I’ve been committed to both using and promoting nonsexist language…
Why We Need Humane Education: Inappropriate Halloween Costume Round-Up
Image courtesy magnetbox via Creative Commons. Yes, today is Halloween in the U.S. (Happy Halloween!) and most everyone has already…
Rethinking Schools Seeking Articles About Sexism, Gender & Sexuality in Schools
Our friends at Rethinking Schools are seeking articles from educators and students that relate “to teaching and learning about sexism,…
Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under the Influence
Videos/Movies
In Sexy, Inc.: Our Children Under Influence (35 min, in French and English) Canadian filmmaker Sophie Bissonnette looks at the hypersexualization…
Miss Representation
Videos/Movies
Miss Representation (89 min) exposes and challenges mainstream media and culture’s portrayal of women and girls. As the website says,…
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Videos/Movies
In Killing Us Softly 4 (45 min) Jean Kilbourne explores advertising’s “distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.”
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Videos/Movies
“We’re like in this box. In order to be in that box you have to be strong. You have to…
Understanding Prejudice – Teaching Ideas
Websites
Teaching ideas, materials, and resources (appropriate for elementary students through college students) on issues of prejudice, such as racism, sexism,…
Liberating Our Language
by Marsha Rakestraw Words are powerful. Words have changed me. Words have changed others. People have written books about how…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
“We’re like in this box. In order to be in that box you have to be strong. You have to…