Tags: gender, social mvmts/social change/resistance, feminism, stereotypes, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: I like to use this short clip in my classes when I talk about feminism, feminists, and popular perceptions about feminists. Excerpted from the documentary film I Was A Teenage Feminist, the clip shows a survey of men on the streets of New York City stating their opinions of feminists. In my experience, the clip is an effective conversation starter because students find it humorous (whether they agree with the perceptions or not) and it opens the door to exploring why there are so many misconceptions about the label "feminist," as well as a discussion around who is advantaged or disadvantaged by these labels. Click here for additional clips from the film and click here and here for discussions on the utility of using humor to teach sociological concepts.
Submitted By: Kendra Barber