Mar 8, 2012

Challenging Gender Stereotypes @University and more!

Gaby, Mina and Luisa #occupyhate - a message to be yourself, a message against homophobic bullying

Challenging Gender Stereotypes - Encouraging Dialogue
We Are took part in this week's Organisation's Days organised by KSU to showcase the different university student organisations.

We had a stand on Quad, of course very noticeable with a rainbow flag flapping in the wind. From Monday we started an exercise to encourage dialogue and challenge stereotypes. 'What Makes a Man, a Man?' and 'What Makes a Woman, a Woman?' were two questions we posed to passer-bys via a life-size silhouette. Students were encouraged to sketch or jot down their thoughts; however once the specifically biological differences had been put down, many people were at a loss of particular differences. Ensuing in discussions about the societal construct that is gender...

Students were also invited to stand in front of our flag with a message and the #occupyhate poster. Some photos of the event are up on our facebook page!

Finally we ended the wonderful three days with a movie-night at the common room yesterday, after some technical glitches we managed to get going. It was also nice to see some new faces at the event.

We Are would like to thank all those who turned up during the week, making it all worth it!

Next Wednesday at 13:00 there is a meeting open to all our members, these meetings will be held every week for the rest of the semester. We generally meet at the quadrangle first, and move on from there.

See you!

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