Module 2 – Gender issues in the classroom

This unit introduces trainees to the diverse categories related to the concept of gender. Beyond the clarification of the basic concepts on gender, the Unit presents the social mechanisms which construct genders, with a special focus on the role of media in this construction. Media have been representing genders in stereotypical ways, a fact which could be also attributed to the “male gaze”, the dominant male perspective. Finally, the concept of intersectionality is discussed, as  the ways in which gender overlaps – or intersects – with other forms of individual characteristics or other forms of oppression.