Iscussion Questions for Sexism Readings
In a book called Readings for Diversity and Final Justice(second edition)Please read on Section 5 about Sexismand answer the following questions in assay. There are 10 questions, please list your answers from 1-10 so i will know which one you answering. Thank you.
1. In what ways is the social construction of gender the foundation of the oppression of women and transgender people via sexism, patriarchy and misogyny?
2. Explain why gender and bological sex are not the same thing.
3. In what way does the male gaze of patriarchy control men? How does it reward them for following gender rules and punish them for trangressing prescribed male norms? In what ways are violence (against men, women and trans folks) homophobia an essential part of maintaining patriarchy?
4. If feminism is simply about creating a society where women are fundementally equal, why is there such resistance to it in the United States? How will feminist approach to gender issues in this country free not only women, but also those who identify as transgender and as men?
5. How does Ideal Female Beautycontribute to a culture of violence against women (think broadly about what can contribute violence in this question)?
6. What do the structural examples of sexism offered in this chapter (e.g body image, wage gap eating disorders, and reproductive health) have in common with each other? How does this help you understand and identify institutional points of entry for challenging sexism in this society?
7. Brainstorm a list of what constitutes Womens workand Mens workin the U.S and then critically discuss the different in the valuation of each.
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8. Why should men be feminists? Why should women and trans folks be feminist? Using the articles, discuss whats in it for any members of these identify groups?
9. What are some of the key concerns regarding feminism for feminist of color? What are some of the key elements of third wave feminism? why is it important for white feminists (women, transgender and men) to address issues of racism and white privilege as part of an overall feminist agenda?
10. Considering the final readings, what are you next steps in challenging gender roles and sexism?