This quiz, created by CAPACS Abitibi-Ouest and available in French only, can serve as a starting point to better understand gender inequalities and support your prevention work. Knowing that gendered socialization is at the root of sexual violence, we understand that a society based on such gender differences constitutes a more fertile breeding ground for this type of abuse. It is by becoming aware of small, seemingly trivial actions that we will be able to implement a social change in this regard.
More specifically, the 20 questions in this tool highlight differences in the education and socialization of people based on the sex they were assigned at birth. The quiz covers themes such as gender stereotypes and gendered socialization processes, and refers briefly to various sexual orientations and gender identities.
Useful for a Variety of Audiences
You can use this quiz during a workshop, a kiosk, with students, with staff members, etc. To obtain the results, you must first answer all the questions, then press “Send”. Correct answers are highlighted in green, and True or False questions are explained.
Since the quiz only sparsely addresses sexual orientations and gender identities, it could be a useful resource for encouraging dialogue on gender stereotypes with some LGBTQ-phobic individuals, who could close down if faced with content more explicitly related to sexual diversity and gender pluralism.
The questionnaire is also particularly relevant for programs such as Early Childhood Education. It can help people who will be working with children and youth to become aware of how their behaviour impacts the transmission of gender stereotypes.
The Centre d’aide et de prévention des agressions à caractère sexuel de l’Abitibi-Ouest (CAPACS Abitibi-Ouest) is an organization that has been working to prevent sexual violence since the early 2000s. Recognized for its awareness-raising work in the region, it also offers support services for victims and their families. Originally designed for women, these services are now also available to teenagers and men who are victims of violence.