Are We Raising Sexist Sons and Men?

are we raising sexist sons and men? esl debate

Sexism is still very much a hot button issue, even in 2020. Men and women both feel the effects of the debate. One side says that sexism died out in the first wave of feminism. Women gained the right to vote, to run for office, and can seek employment outside the home.

Level: Intermediate: B1/B2
Running Time: 90 minutes +

Materials included

This free lesson plan is suitable for adults, teenagers, and General English classes. Each plan includes:

  • A debate motion
  • A summary of the controversy
  • Points for both Pros and Cons
  • Language to use in a debate
  • Debate role cards to help identify student groups
  • An article
  • Statistics (true or false exercise)
  • Vocab for the topic


For more information on how to use this in the classroom, please have a look at our detailed post on using free lesson plans.

Worksheet download

Are we raising sexist sons and men? – debate pros and cons

Are we raising sexist sons and men? – Article

Further reading / additional resources