How can feminist humour act as a tool to combat resistance and sexism in academia?


What counter-arguments can you use to respond to arguments against gender equality?


How can you use vignettes and cartoons to foster an open dialogue between the students, colleagues and leaders of your organisation for the promotion of gender equality?

GEARING-Roles has developed the Humorarium Toolkit, a toolkit with arguments and vignettes that were designed using feminist humour, aiming to support gender equality stakeholders in their effort to combat resistance to change, in the context of research performing organisations!

Our toolkit aims to showcase how feminist art and humour can be powerful means to reach different groups of people and promote equality in a light and effective way for topics that could be perceived as contentious.

In order to encourage reflection and active participation on the subject of sexism and gender equality in academia, we provide counter-arguments to build your case for gender equality in academia, a set of recommendations addressed to individuals and policy-makers, and a list of inspiring ideas and activities for the use of vignettes to further embrace the use of feminist humour in the context of academia.

Find the Humorarium Toolkit here, and the downloadable, ready-for-print vignettes here.

Important disclaimer for the use of vignettes: The vignettes were created to raise awareness and improve competence in the context of gender equality in academia. They can be used to spark and facilitate discussions in a variety of contexts. However, it is important to note that the vignettes may not be used for commercial purposes. This includes selling the vignettes or using them to promote a service or a product. This toolkit and the vignettes are licensed under a Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND, which means that they may be shared and used for non-commercial purposes as long as proper attribution is given. It is important to abide by the restrictions on the use of the vignettes in order to respect the rights of the creators and maintain the integrity of the purpose they were created for.