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What is the purpose of this lesson?

For children to examine the social issues that have resulted in women (and increasingly, men too) feeling pressured to make themselves appear flawless.  To discuss the impact that Jess Glynn is trying to have and who she is appealing to.  This is a really high level lesson looking at peer pressure and historical gender differences.  If you feel brave enough to really tackle this one, you could even consider the following:


  • Gender pay gaps
  • Husbands having 'ownership' over wives in the past (wedding vows sometimes still include words that suggest subordination on behalf of the woman)
  • Do women today experience more pressure to appear flawless from men or from other women?
  • At what age do girls feel pressure to wear makeup?
  • Social media and the idea of only showing others a falsely perfect snapshot of your life