#MeToo and Violence Against Women

Lesson 1

This lesson explores how the patriarchy contributes to the development of rape culture. This type of attitude towards women treats their bodies as objects for male gratification. This lesson looks at some of the consequences of rape culture, and ensures students know what resources are available for them.  


Trigger Warning:  Mentions rape and sexual assault


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Discussion Questions:

  1. How does rape culture show up in our culture? How is it normalized?
  2. How does the patriarchy contribute to rape culture?
  3. Think about the previous lesson. How can we analyze rape culture using an intersectional lens?
  4. Do you think this is an issue at your school? Why or why not?
  5. Are there any resources for students at your school if they have been the victim of an assault? What type of support system is there for victims?