Presentation of the project
In Quebec, as elsewhere in the world, sexual messages are everywhere in the media (advertising, music, magazine, etc.). Together these messages form a “sexualized culture ‘that is often called” hyper. ”
Sexualization is a process that promotes the awarding of a sexual nature which would not have necessarily. It results include the trivialization of sexuality in the messages that young people receive the media.
Our action research project on the sexualization aims to develop educational tools and training programs to counter it.
To date, we have developed a training, published a work kit and an accompanying guide and collaborated on the film Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence (adult version and build youth, with discussion guide) and as the new NFB documentary Staying: young Confront Sexual Stereotypes (to be released in September 2010).
The training tour allowed to meet between 2009 and 2010 more than 500 people and more than 220 organizations across Quebec. Through training and projections in schools and community organizations, the Film Sexy Inc. Our Children Under Influence was an essential support to the prevention and awareness of the phenomenon of sexualization of young and adults across Quebec .dropoff window
SEXY INC. Our Children Under Influence: new animation guide !
The documentary, directed by Sophie Bissonnette and produced by the NFB in 2007 still arouses a huge hit with speaker (s) that work with young people. Become a reference tool, it allows professionals to deepen their knowledge of early sexualization and reflect on their own practice of intervention.
While many requests we receive regularly, we stress that you always have the option to order the movie or download the animated companion guide by clicking on this link. The guide, aimed at an adult audience, pursuing the goal of awareness among stakeholder (s) who watched the film with the challenges of early sexualization and its effects on young people. it aims to provoke discussion, sharing ideas and identifying courses of action to counter this phenomenon.
(Youth Version): a new animation guide is now available
On the other hand, a youth version of the film was created so that young people can, in turn, be aware of the sexualized environment in which they operate and think when their own behavior and attitudes. Recently, a new animation guide, designed to support the discussion with young people, accompanies this new edition. To order the film or download the guide, click on this link
“Staying: Young Confront Sexual Stereotypes”
Le Y des femmes de Montréal a renouvelé sa collaboration avec l’ONF et Sophie Bissonnette à la réalisation d’un nouveau documentaire intitulé Être ou paraître : les jeunes face aux stéréotypes sexuels.
The YWCA Montreal has renewed its collaboration with the NFB and Sophie Bissonnette to the achievement of a new documentary entitled Staying: young people from sexual stereotypes.
This new album is aimed at youth sixth grade and first year of secondary discusses the influence of gender stereotypes and sexualization in the media and marketing strategies of large industrial groups. This documentary gives way to several courses of action so that young people make informed personal choices and assert their uniqueness. Furthermore, the output of the latter scheduled for September 2010 will be accompanied by a discussion guide conçupar the Leadership Department YWCA Montreal.
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This project is made possible through the financial participation of the Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women