Girls and Women Stereotypes

Images of girls and women in the media are filled with stereotypes about who women are and what their roles should be in society. These stereotypes can be negative, limiting and degrading and impact both how women perceive themselves and how others see them as well. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to critically examine certain media forms and their portrayals of women and girls. Students will consider how media shapes public perception and can perpetuate bias.

  • What are they trying to tell us?
  • How does it make you feel?
  • What shift in thought do the people in the commercial go through from beginning to end?

Vocabulary – In groups of three, find the definition of the words below and write its meaning in your copybook! The group that finishes first will win a special prize!

Use this link to find the definition of the words!


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