Space and Gender

Running Time: 3:04

What does gender have to do with space? There is a double standard when it comes to taking up space in our society. Females are taught to to cross their legs, shrink, squeeze and fit, to take up as little room as possible. Males, on the other hand, are free to spread out,  wide-stances and gesturing, taking up lots of space. This video pokes fun at the double standard, asking us all to consider how one’s space can effect others. Next time you are on a bus take a quick look around and see if gender stereotypes are being played out in your community.