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Gender Bender

Straightlaced Talking about sex roles and gender in a health classroom can be embarrassing and end with students giggling and not getting anything accomplished. Try using a film to stimulate discussion on this important topic. GroundSpark’s movie “Straightlaced – How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up” by Debra Chasnoff can be a way to learn about this area and get the class talking in a serious way. Part of the Respect for All Project, Straightlaced is chock full of high school students talking about the harm that rigid sexual roles can cause. There will be screenings in all 50 states and the production company has curriculum suggestions. If you think that ignoring this topic is the safe approach, you’re wrong. The film’s trailer is available for a sneak peek.


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