ABOUT

The Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective began its life in 2013. It started with a ‘Book Club’ elective class, where a student discussion about the violence visited upon a nameless female character in the text ‘Of Mice and Men’ revealed a sense of anger and frustration about gender inequality more broadly. This led to much discussion about the ‘Everyday Sexism’ the young women in the class endured, and that the young men in the class witnessed, and gave way to the realisation that young people needed to take action to address these issues in a secondary school context. A lunchtime Feminist Collective quickly developed into a timetabled elective class, and the idea for the #FHSFightback poster campaign and teaching resource was born.