Gender Representations and the 2015 General Election

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland, endured perhaps some of the most sexist media seen during an election. Material on this can be found at the following sources

Discover More All the media sexism Nicola Sturgeon has faced since the leaders' debate

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Discover More Ignore what the media would have you think, politics is not a 'man's game' Laura Bates

This could form the basis of an initial class discussion about attitudes to women in society. Teachers should allow students to take the lead here and aim to create an environment where students are supported, perhaps in sharing their own experiences. Material from the Everyday Sexism Project is useful here

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