Have you ever read a sexist news article or watched a film full of harmful gender stereotypes that made you feel pressured to look or act a certain way? Cue the brand new Media Mindful campaign!
The campaign has been developed by Girlguiding Scotland’s Speak Out Champions. Speak Out is Girlguiding Youth Voice, launched in 2018 as part of the year of young people. The group is led by girls and provides a platform to use their voices and seek change at the highest levels.
Our amazing Speak Out Champions have written a series of blogs discussing the importance of the Media Mindful campaign and why things need to change.
As part of the campaign we’ve teamed up with the University of Strathclyde and Gender Equal Media Scotland to create the Media Mindful challenge pack full of activities designed to equip girls to develop media literacy skills.
Interested in helping us spread the word? Our supporter pack provides information about the campaign and more information on how to get involved.
Join us from 23-29 November 2020 for our Media Mindful week of action! During this week we will be asking everyone to take part in our #ChangeTheHeadline challenge to correct sexist news headlines.
E.g. “Angelina Jolie hides figure in black baggy sack dress as she visits Syrian refugees.”
UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, met families displaced by the conflict in Syria.
The videos below are part of the activities in the challenge pack but why not take a sneak peak!