ERIC Number: ED151821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Unlearning to Not Speak: Feminism in the Classroom.
Stitzel, Judith G.
This paper shows how the analysis of works by women writers can be used to help students explore their own values and feelings concerning sexism. It first presents a teacher-written dialogue in which a woman accuses a man of making a sexist remark and describes the lively class discussion engendered by the reading of the dialogue. It then recounts class members' reactions to two poems by Marge Piercy depicting the effects on women of negative societal attitudes toward them and shows how an instructor can help students make connections between the feelings expressed in the poems and their own experiences and attitudes. Through the process of literary analysis both male and female students can be helped to understand the need for "unlearning" and challenging sexist patterns. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association (18th, St. Louis, Missouri, November 4-6, l976)