SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GENDER STEREOTYPES
Not sure what to say when you hear a gender stereotype? Here's how to get started:
Read about eight simple strategies for how to speak out against stereotypes and prejudices here: More Ways to Speak Up
Choose one or two of the strategies that you would feel comfortable using in public.
If you hear someone use a gender stereotype this week, use one of the strategies to speak out against it.
So, how did it go? Share your experience on the worksheet provided by your teacher. List the gender stereotype you heard, the strategy you used, and what you said in order to speak out against it.
Nervous? Don't be. Gender stereotypes make almost everyone uncomfortable, so by standing up and speaking out against them, you'll earn the respect of your peers. Hopefully once you have the courage to speak up, others will join you. Good luck!
Source: University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. For more info, visit https://diversity.missouri.edu/.