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.


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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