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Pippa asks "Why did our French teacher insist on calling us 'little girls' in French - but the boys were called 'Young Men' in English?"
The true nature of everyday sexism begins on a surface level - but then travels into a much darker place where women and girls - from the time they first enter puberty - have to navigate obstacles and adversity that men and boys often never recognise.
Being 'cat called' by groups of men in the street. Being ignored until a man speaks up to corroborate you. Having your personal space invaded by aggressive and presumption men and boys - with sexual assaults ranging from bum pinching, breast touching, forced kisses, midriff holding and worse...
Acknowledging the report from the National Education Union and UK Feminista - "It's just everywhere" (a study on sexism in schools - and how we tackle it) - Mimie, Hannah, Pippa and Molly are creating a documentary based on a series of interview with a spectrum of women. Our young women will be asking women from all backgrounds and walks of life about the things they've had to tolerate, laugh off, ignore, overlook or forget about - in order to prevent being seen as confrontational, antisocial, objectionable, unemployable and other incredible adverse things.
This is a documentary that will make most women exhale "At last someone is talking about this!" and many men and boys widen their eyes as they realise what they have been blind to - or worse - may have contributed to.
This documentary is in progress now - and is planned for release in September 2021 - to be made available for every school as part of the 2021/2022 PSHE calendar.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE CONTACTED US TO ENSURE THAT YOUR SCHOOL CAN RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT FILM.
In September 2021 the world is going to find out what our 'les petites filles' have to say.
The Gender Understanding: Equality & Sexual Safety conference is coming! 1st & 2nd November 2021
GU:ESS is a conference - a summit - for students from every school in our region. The location of the conference will be the incredibly modern and impressive premises of Cambourne Village College - a school at the forefront of challenging and tackling gender inequality.
GU:ESS 2021 will coordinated and delivered by Phil Priestley and Inclusive Development as part of his ongoing working relationship with Cambourne Village College and the Cam Academy Trust
The Cambs Youth Panel are leading the conversation about gender equality and sexual harms. We are currently producing our own documentary on the topic and we will be distributing this work to all schools in the United Kingdom to utilise with the 2021/2022 PSHE agenda.
The Cambs Youth Panel is proud to support GU:ESS 2021 and help to formulate an approach and presentation that helps young people to attend and speak with confidence about the issues that need to be tackled and how we ought to move ahead.
The two day event will cover three agenda headings - 'unconscious bias', 'micro-aggressions' and 'sexual harm and sexual assaults'.
All of the Young People attending and representing their respective schools will be encouraged to contribute testimonials and accounts to inform the discussion. Everyone will be offered an equal opportunity to contribute to recommendations and solutions.
The summit will culminate in a paper that will contain a summary of discussion and a presentation of accepted facts and considerations. The paper will include requests and recommendations from students that will help our learning environments to become truly equal and more importantly - safe places for women and girls to learn and study.
Anyone wishing to request early tickets and/confirm attendance should email firstname.lastname@example.org
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