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Gender Commandments

We have all internalized messages about what is appropriate behaviour and some of these are related to gender. What are the 10 commandments for behaviour appropriate to your gender that you have internalized?

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What are the 10 Commandments for behaviour if you are a boy?

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What are the 10 Commandments for behaviour if you are a man?

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What are the 10 Commandments for behaviour if you are a girl?

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What are the 10 Commandments for behaviour if you are a woman?

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How are they different?

Why?

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What happens if you don't obey the 10 Commandments of Gender?

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What messages do we get about people who do not conform to societal expectations of gender roles?

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When you were growing up what lessons did you learn about gender?

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1. Janet Dollin, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP Assistant Professor University of Ottawa

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