Re: Help Create a Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programme...
2008-03-10 03:49:39 GMT
am hard pressed for time these days so cant make a serious commitment but am interested in exploring the link between sexuality, violence, repression and fascism. hope that is on the agenda here as well when we speak of education. best, anand
To Ms. Chandni Parekh,This is Smriti from Mumbai. Would be glad to work on the project you working for. Concept like these really interest me. Anytime you need any assistant you can count on me.Thank you,SmritiDear all,Hope you are well. I am creating a comprehensive sexuality education programme that I want to take to schools and colleges, among other communities in the form of interactive workshops. I would like you to help me create the various modules that I'm working on.In order to make my sessions really interesting and engaging, I am looking at using a range of materials to help participants become aware of their own feelings, attitudes, values and biases as well as to nurture values such as open-mindedness, respect for self and others, and high self-esteem, and learn life skills such as an ability to take responsibility, decision-making, communication, assertiveness, ability to ask questions and seek help, critical thinking, and empathy.If you know of any material - photographs, articles, poetry, TV commercials, print advertisements, movies, you tube videos, songs, TV shows, books, posters, etc. - that could help facilitate discussions on the following topics, please let me know:
- Our body image - how we feel about our bodies - and self-esteem. The Fair & Lovely Cream ads, for instance, can help trigger a discussion on how we feel about our skin colour or how society seems to respond to our skin colour, body size, etc. and its relationship with our self-esteem. One of the aims is to help people like and accept their bodies better.
- Gender identity and roles - information on ads, TV shows, etc. that you think reinforce stereotypes about how 'ideal' men and women 'should' be, is welcome. Anything that could sensitise people about respecting men and women and gender equality would be appreciated too.
- Sexual abuse/eve teasing
- Social, media, peer, and partner pressure
- Building sensitivity and respecting diversity - of varied kindsActivities, games and food-for-thought questions on the above topics are very welcome as well.Thank you for reading this mail. I look forward to your ideas and inputs.Best,Chandni Parekh.Social Psychologist and Sexuality EducatorPS: Feel free to forward my mail to any individual/organisation that you think might want to contribute.PPS: If you'd like to know more about sexuality education and what I'm in the process of putting together, mail me.Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.
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