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Different ways of giving your opinion

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Personally, I think that… Quite frankly…

The way I see it … If you want my honest opinion ...

I tend to think that… I reckon ...

As far as I'm concerned… I'm convinced that….

I'm pretty sure that… I feel that...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but… I'm no expert on this, but...

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You have 20 seconds to look at these pictures. Tell your partner how they made you feel.

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Tip : Ss will likely describe the pictures and that's the idea of it. After describing them, encourage them to share their feelings. E.g: "This is not fair", "I don't think she's right. She's not a bitch". Picture sources: http://www.iamthefbomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/slutshame.jpg and https://www.theodysseyonline.com/two-women-on-anti-slut-shaming

Vocabulary

Match the new vocabulary with its meanings

( 1 ) whore/ bitch/ cunt

( 2 ) Funnily enough

( 3 ) To sneak their hands

( 4 ) To be wasted

( 5 ) Had you known that

( 6 ) Get a grip

( 7 ) to be way out of line

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( ) take your hands into someone's pants secretly.

( ) to make an effort to control your emotions and behave more calmly

( ) Formal way of "If you had known that before..."

( ) derogatory words used for a woman

( ) completely unacceptable

( ) very drunk

( ) indicates that, although something is surprising, it is true.

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Watch the video

Watch the video with the sound off. What themes do you think the girl will talk about?

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Link to Youtube video on the picture. Collect a few responses from the students and write the ideas on the board.

Discussion questions

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  • What common situations does the daughter describe she will face in her teenage and adulthood?
  • "No wonder I'm raped when I'm 21." What does she imply by that certainty?
  • Do you believe insulting jokes should be taken seriously? Why or why not?
  • Why does the daughter call her fiancée "Mr. Perfect"?
  • What favours does the daughter ask her father to do? Why?

6) Does the video paint that if a woman is called a bitch, it will lead to her potentially being raped? Give reasons for your answer.

7) Does the video's campaign demonise men or raise awareness of violence against women? Give reasons for your answer.

8) Do you think men and women have interpreted the messages behind the video in similar or different ways? Give reasons for your answer.

9) Do you empathise with the girl? Why or why not?

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Pair work

Guess what is missing from the text. Watch the video again.

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I will be born a girl, which means that by the time I’m 14, the boys in my class will have called me a ________, a bitch, a cunt and many other things. It’s just for ______, of course, something boys do. So you won’t ________ and I understand that. Perhaps you did the same when you were ___________, trying to impress some of the other boys(...).

Then finally I meet Mr. Perfect and you are so happy for me Daddy because he really _________ me. And he’s smart with a great _________ and all through the winter he goes cross country skiing three times a week just like you. But one day he stops being Mr. Perfect and I don’t know why. Wait. Am I _______________? One thing I do know, I am not the victim type. I am raised to be a ____________ and independent woman(...).

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Decide if those sentences fit in the video and give reasons.

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“Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

Pat Robertson, media and former Southern Baptist minister.

"They have the right to work wherever they want to -- as long as they have dinner ready when you get home."

John Wayne, American actor

"We must send a message across the world that there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence – the shame is on the aggressor."

Angelina Jolie

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