thinking about what it might mean to take on messy. messy spaces, messy people. messy work. messy movements. uncontrolled messy. back to questions of gender. observed in the classroom – girls praised for their neatness and silence. neat = girl, messy = not girl. messy an act of defiance? messy movements, messy body, messy thoughts, messy place, messy home? messy not girl?
praised. mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí – praise the young and they’ll come.
conditioned. not a hair out of place.
interesting documentary: ‘no more girls and boys, can our kids go gender free?’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/33/no-more-boys-and-girls)
posters by dublin city council around town last week. wasn’t taught that in school. (http://www.thejournal.ie/sexist-remarks-dublin-3596537-Sep2017/)
some references I came across:
Sanders, S. Koch, J., Urso, J. (1997). Gender Equity Right From the Start, Psychology Press.
Ford, L. (2017). Women and Politics, the Pursuit of Equality. UK: Hachette UK (image : excerpt from Ford, 2017)
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