Week 1 Gender Stereotypes Links

This is the first edition of a weekly news blast that will be arriving in your inbox from the OFSHEEA Board of Directors.  


Are you looking for resources related to “the impact of stereotypical representations of

women and men?” Click on the title of the following resources to access the links that may help you plan tasks that will address

expectations in the following courses.

HSG3M – B1.4, B1.5, B3.1, B3.2, B3.3, B3.4; HSE3E – B1.1, B1.2, B1.4, B2.1; HNC3C –

A1.1; HFN1O/2O – B3; HFA4U & HFA4C – D1.2, HIF10/20 – B3.1, B3.2; HPC3O – D2.2,

D3.3, E3.1; HPW3C – E1.2; HPD4C – E3.4

1. Bem Androgyny Test

This test is a way of judging how masculine or feminine you are.

2. The Gender Spectrum

Published on Teaching Tolerance (http://www.tolerance.org)

3. Ban the word “bossy” to help girls lead


by Craig & Marc Kielburger

4. The Representation Project

The Representation Project is a movement that uses film and media content to expose injustices created

by gender stereotypes and to shift people’s consciousness towards change.

5. Why Are Toys So Gendered? They don’t actually reflect innate preference

(THIS Link MUST be copied and pasted into the search bar.)

6. What Barbie Would Look Like If She Resembled an Actual Woman

July 04, 2013 By Andri Antoniades

7. The Scary Reality of a Real-Life Barbie Doll

GALIA SLAYEN Posted: 04/08/11

8. What would a real life Barbie look like?

Story from BBC NEWS: Published: 2009/03/06

9. Evolving Ideals of Male Body Image as Seen Through Action Toys

Harrison G. Pope, Jr.,1,2* Roberto Olivardia,1,3 Amanda Gruber,1,2 and John Borowiecki1

(1 Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts 2 Harvard Medical School,

Boston, Massachusetts 3University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts )

10. Body Image – Toys



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