I'm currently teaching a BTEC level 3 group film studies. I try to follow AS level specs as far as possible - but they are finding concepts a bit tricky (add that to the fact that they are reluctant theory learners - they are attracted to production elements of the course, hence them not enrolling on A-level so my job is tricky to start with) Last week I taught basic Marxism and when I discussed ideology and Bicycle Thieves and the principle of Marxist neo-realism some of them got quite angry stating that they were entitled to escapism and why was I trying to make them miserable (Hegemony in action was lost on them) So after a disastrous lesson last week this week's SOW continues ideology by introducing feminism. Add that to the fact that ofsted are in this week. *strrresssss* The lesson is three hours with a break in between. I think I will stay away from Mulvey for now and introduce her next week depending on how this lesson goes (Some good advice I have had on here is was teach the students you have not the students you want!) So I sense hostility. How do I get through to them about feminism/s and try and smash the man hating stereotype they all have in the class? Can I just say it isn't just the males, the females also seem to think the battle is won and feminism is irrelevant I need advice from teachers on engaging feminism lessons that students do not get defensive about, but still expose inequalities. It's a big ask - your stories please!