Feminism

October 14, 2018
To the Teacher:   2018 is the 50th anniversary of a landmark protest at the Miss America beauty pageant. The protest was part of a new period of feminist activism—one with renewed significance in…
January 28, 2018
To the Teacher:   Feminism was Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017.  The dictionary’s definition of feminism is twofold: 1. “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of…
January 1, 2018
To the Teacher:   This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement. Consider…
December 26, 2017
To the Teacher:  This activity uses tweets, readings, and small-group discussion to help students grapple with the #MeToo movement, and how it relates to the power - or lack of power - of women. Use…
October 30, 2017
To the Teacher: The  news about Harvey Weinstein, a powerful Hollywood film producer who has been accused of harassing and assaulting women over many years, raises important issues for young people…
March 7, 2015
What does the phrase 'the personal is political' mean? Write on the board or say:  "The personal is political." Ask students:   What do you think this term means? Chart students’ responses.…