Questioning some of society’s lessons about race, gender, relationships and ability.
Learn to unlearn
So much inequality, discrimination and violence comes from the lessons we learn subconsciously from a system that places more value on certain groups of people than others. It’s heavy, but the good news is that we can all change this system by unlearning some of the lessons that hold it up.
The more we are aware of the unconscious lessons society teaches, the more we can question and disprove them to ourselves and others. The first step is unpacking some of the issues. We’ve pulled together some articles to get you started.
Unlearning rules about masculinity
Unlearning attitudes towards gender-based violence
Unlearning ideas about gender and relationships
Unlearning a system that supports racism
Unlearning definitions of disability
Unlearn It Live
The unlearning continued in our Unlearn It Live series. Over three evenings, Swinburne students, alumni and special guests discussed a range of topics. Watch the full Unlearn It Live series via Swinburne on Instagram.
- LGBTQ+ inclusion featuring Rudy Rigg
- Masculinity featuring J-MILLA
Connect and share with other students
Ready to put your unlearning into practice? Connect with other Swinburne students and share your experience.