Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis and Saoirse Ronan on what feminism means today

Scarlett Curtis, author of Feminists Don't Wear Pink, and actress Saoirse Ronan spoke to students in a Dublin school about how feminism and feminists are perceived. Set against the backdrop of Repeal the 8th and #MeToo, they explore what being a feminist means in 2019 and the power that young people have in the fight for gender equality.

Resources

Age: Key Stages 3 – 5

Subject: PSHE

Topic: Feminism

The following activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to describe what feminism is and to compare this to the stereotypes surrounding feminism, to explain why some individuals, particularly men, may be reluctant to be feminists, and to consider how they can tackle gender inequality and make a difference in their communities. The following activities can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a complete lesson (approx. 1 hour 30 mins in total).

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is feminism?

  2. Should men be feminists?

  3. How can we act on feminist thoughts and feelings?

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The full talk

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies)
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies)
The Sunday Times Bestseller
National Book Awards Winner 2018!

This is the must-read book that every woman needs.

"Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders." - Reese Witherspoon

We asked 52 women: what does the F word mean to you?
The result is extraordinary.

Curated by journalist and activist Scarlett Curtis, with incredible pieces by:

Emma Watson - Zoe Sugg - Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Liv Little - Dolly Alderton - Karen Gillan - Alicia Garza - Jameela Jamil - Kat Dennings - Nimco Ali - Beanie Feldstein - Olivia Perez - Amika George - Evanna Lynch - Akilah Hughes - Tanya Burr - Grace Campbell - Alison Sudol - Elyse Fox - Charlie Craggs - Rhyannon Styles - Skai Jackson - Tasha Bishop - Lolly Adefope - Bronwen Brenner - Dr Alaa Murabit - Trisha Shetty - Jordan Hewson - Amy Trigg - Em Odesser - Emi Mahmoud - Lydia Wilson - Swati Sharma

Warning: contains a lot of feminism and some explicit content!

**Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women's foundation, royalties will benefit this amazing charity**

More praise for Feminists Don't Wear Pink:

"As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic "YES"" - Mindy Kaling

"A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today." - Fearne Cotton

"Wonderfully candid, often funny and absolutely necessary, a triumphant rallying call to young women." - The Observer

"Pick it up and read one story from your favourite columnist or actress, but I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined."- Glamour

"This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arm that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space." - Stylist

"We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know." - Red Magazine

"Rousing contemporary essays" - The Observer

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