Introduction to GBA+

What do assumptions have to do with it?

  • What was your very first thought or reaction to the scenario?
  • Did it take a while for you to come up with a response?
  • Did you come up with more than one possibility?

Your response will be framed by your own life experience – the expectations determined by your family, friends, and society.

Who is this firefighter?

The firefighter could be the boy’s mother, or a second father (e.g. step-father, same-sex partner). The number of women firefighters in Canada is still very low. So we might assume that the firefighter is a man and the boy’s second/other father – due to a second marriage or a same-sex relationship – rather than the boy’s mother.