Everything starts with an activity in class… “Say writers’ names”. The answers are many but… ALL OF THEM MEN. We go on. “Now say women writers’ names”. It’s more difficult but the students manage to give some examples. We go on. “Names of painters”… One more time, ALL OF THEM MEN. “And what about if now you say women painters”… It’s almost impossible to think of an example… Maybe Frida Kahlo.
Why is it so difficult to think of examples of women in different fields? The answer is simple: we don’t have models.
That’s the reason for this activity. The students from different levels and subjects have looked for women in different fields: science, maths, literature, sports, arts, music, cinema… And they have made the posters shown in the corridors of the school.
International Women's Day