for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
I'm not up on any questionnaires
or games, but I once attended
a workshop that dealt with diversity
and they did something that
involved everyone in a way that
was telling of what work needed
to be done. It went something
Have everyone line up on one
side of the room. Ask ten questions
(or more) to the class. For
every "no" answer, the person
takes a step forward. Sample
1.) Have you ever been treated
differently because of the color
of your skin?
2.) Did you grow up with a single
3.) Have you ever felt ashamed
of your body?
4.) Have you ever been told
that you "aren't smart enough?"...
The idea is that those who stand
at the front will be white,
privileged, most likely heterosexual,
able-bodied...and those staggering
behind are those who have been
There is also an "Identities
Questionnaire." Make a list
of identifiers and have everyone
pick "three" that "are the most
important to them":
Race, Color, Gender/Sex, Religion,
Job Title, Health Status, Age,
Ethnicity, Country of Origin,
Disability, Martial Status,
Family Composition, Economic
where you live, Sexual Orientation,
Physical Appearance, Community
Where You Grew up, First language(s),
The idea is that most people
choose those things that "limit
them"--and together we realize
that each of us has something
that limits us. Maybe have your
classmates do this and then
call on a few people asking
them what they chose and why.
It would be a great discussion
starter if nothing else.
There is also something called
the "Assumption" game, but I
don't remember the details...sorry.
I hope these help.