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Questions about “The Five Sexes” 1) In “The Five Sexes,” Anne Fausto-Sterling w

Questions about “The Five Sexes”
1) In “The Five Sexes,” Anne
Fausto-Sterling writes that doctors surgically altered the genitals of children
who were born with visible intersex characteristics so that they looked like
“typical female” or “typical male” genitals because they believed these
surgeries would enable the children to “slip quietly into society as ‘normal’
heterosexual males and females” (1993, p.22).
a) What specific assumption did these doctors make about the
connection between sex (meaning the category one is assigned to based on anatomical
and physiological characteristics) and sexuality? Explain the assumption in
your own words. (1 mark)
b) Review the definition of “heterosexism” from the Positive
Definitions exercise we did in week 1. Then explain in your own words how
heterosexist assumptions influenced these doctors’ belief that children with
intersex characteristics should undergo “normalizing” genital surgeries. (2 marks)
Question about
“Hermaphrodites with Attitude”
2) In the first paragraph of the section titled “My Career
as a Hermaphrodite: Renegotiating Cultural Meanings” (on p.193), Chase explains
how two different teams of doctors examined Chase’s genitals and came to two
different conclusions about Chase’s “sex.” Carefully read Chase’s explanation
of what each team of doctors observed and how each team interpreted what they
saw. What do these processes of sex assignment reveal/emphasize about
a) the process of assigning sex to children born with
intersex characteristics, and
b) the relationship (similarity/difference) between “male”
and “female” genital anatomy. (3 marks)
Questions about “My
Life Without Gender”
4 a) Tyler Ford (2015) writes that
some people “don’t know what to make of me when they see me.” What common
assumption(s) about sex and gender does Ford’s gender expression
challenge? Please be specific. (1 mark)
b) Why do some people want to know
what Ford’s genitals look like? In other words, what assumption do those
people make about the relationship between genitals and gender identity? (1 mark)
c) How does Ford describe the
relationship between their body and their gender? Please explain Ford’s point
using your own words. (1
mark)
5) Ford (2015) also comments, “My
existence causes people to question everything they have been taught about
gender, which in turn inspires them to question what they know about
themselves, and that scares them.”
What specific questions might Ford’s existence as an
agender person inspire people to ask about their own gender identities and/or
understandings of gender?
Identify one specific question and briefly
explain why asking that question might be scary for people who have not
consciously explored their own gender. (2 marks)
Questions about “The Education of Little Cis”
6a) What is cisgender privilege?
Explain in your own words and give a specific example of how cisgender
privilege works in everyday life. (2 marks)
b) According to Enke, how is identifying and
understanding cisgender privilege different from asserting cisgender identity?
Please explain and be specific. (3 marks)
Questions about the unit on Two-Spirit Peoples
7) Sexually and gender diverse
Indigenous peoples (including the youth Marie Laing interviewed for her
research project on Two Spirit identity) emphasize that there is not – and
should not be – a single “correct” definition of “Two Spirit.” Why is it so
important to Indigenous peoples that this term is open to a range of different
interpretations? Please explain your response
and be specific. (2 marks)
8) In “Twin-Spirited Woman,” Saylesh
Wesley argues that as part of the process of reconciliation with Indigenous
peoples “against whom it practiced genocide,” there is a need to for Canada to
“atone for its gendercide” (2014, p. 339). What does Wesley mean when she
argues that the Canadian government practiced “gendercide” against Indigenous
peoples? What role did the residential school system play in this process? (3 marks)
Question about
“Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body”
6) Somerville explains that scientists known as
anthropometrists once believed that they could find physical evidence of
homosexuality by measuring body parts. What problem did these
anthopometrists encounter when they tried to prove their theory? Why is this
finding significant? Please explain in your own words and be specific. (3 marks)
7) Somerville outlines the ways that assumptions about “difference”
have shaped scientific approaches to both race and sexuality. What does
Somerville’s essay teach us about why should be cautious about scientific
research that aims to discover the “cause” of homosexuality? Explain in your own
words, and please be specific. (2 marks)
Questions about “All
Power to All People?”
8a) Syrus Marcus Ware identifies and discusses several
problems with mainstream LGBTQ/queer and trans archives in Canada. One problem Ware points out is that mainstream queer
and trans archives “create and inscribe a narrative of struggle that always
begins with whiteness” (2017, p.171). How does the centering of the experiences
and actions of white LGBTQ+ people in the archives affect LGBTQ+ people who are
Black, Indigenous or people of colour? Please explain in your own words and be
specific. (2 marks).
b) Ware also notes that “[m]ainstream LGBTQ records and
municipal archives have omitted” initiatives like Desh Pardesh, Mayworks
Festival of the Arts, and the Counting Past Two Festival (2017, p.174). Why is
it important to record and celebrate these events? How does acknowledging
events such as these ones change the story that the mainstream queer and trans
archives construct about Black LGBTQ+
people and people of colour? Please explain in your own words and be specific.
(2marks)

Reproductive technology has progressed so rapidly that social, cultural and lega

Reproductive technology has progressed so rapidly that social, cultural and legal dilemmas may
result. Often, there is no clear answer, but usually plenty of strong opinions. The following is a
selection of real-world scenarios that each involve making difficult decisions related to
reproduction. For this assignment, you will read the scenario assigned to the first letter of your
last name. You will write a 1-2-page (more than one page, less than 2) response paper detailing
how you would resolve the scenario. Each scenario has a “Things to Consider” paragraph below
it; make sure you address those items in your response. Remember to think in terms of cultural
responses. These questions are not easy; they reflect difficult problems that we must address
as a culture, and they involve children and families, which are important to all of us. I am
looking for well-constructed response papers with thoughtful and complete responses.
Your paper should be 12-point font, with 1” margins. Pay attention to spelling and grammar
please.
Scenario #4
You are the members of a team assembled to help create new laws regarding the use of foreign
pregnancy surrogates. The need for legal guidelines has come out of the following incident. An
infertile couple from the US hired a woman in Thailand to be the surrogate for their frozen
embryos. The woman was implanted, and she became pregnant with twins. Genetic testing
revealed a healthy boy, and a girl with Down’s syndrome and a serious cardiac problem that
would require life-long medical care. The couple instructed the surrogate to terminate the
female fetus, as she had agreed to do if a serious abnormality was found. Instead, the surrogate
refused, saying she changed her mind, and she would keep the girl child for herself. When the
babies were born, the couple flew back to Thailand, collected their son, and returned home,
leaving the female infant with the surrogate. Shortly after this, the surrogate contacted the
media and publicly criticized the couple for abandoning their disabled infant and leaving it with
her to provide the expensive care that the child would need. This has created international
outrage and the 2 countries involved have come under criticism for allowing this situation to
occur. What rules would you suggest preventing issues like this from happening in the future?
Things to Consider
During the pregnancy, who is the mother? Does a surrogate who is not genetically related to
the fetus she is carrying have the right to refuse the wishes of the couple whose child it is,
including termination in the event of a severe disability? Does the couple have the right to
expect the surrogate to follow their wishes because they are paying her? Since the surrogate
violated the agreement, do the parents have the right to refuse to accept the child? Does the
surrogate have the right or responsibility to keep the child? What are some potential problems
with this growing “fertility tourism” economy?

This assignment is the review/evaluation of “The danger of a single story,” by C

This assignment is the review/evaluation of “The danger of a single story,” by Chimamanda Ngozi. Below are instructions for writing this review, rubric is together with instructions:
In a 750-800 word review discuss the following:
1. Briefly discuss what this talk is about. (5 points)
2. two new things you learn from listening to this talk (4 points)
3. one disagreement with the speaker (2 points)
4. significance/importance of this talk in the women’s history (5 points)
5. Use ONLY one quote from the talk (tell minute when the quote/sentence was quoted/said/presented) (2 points)
6. paper needs a bibliography

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing) This course requires you to participate in a me

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing)
This course requires you to participate in a meaningful way. The goal of this assignment is to
encourage students to engage with course material, each other, and to participate regularly
across the term.
To accomplish this goal, students should contribute at least two posts for each of seven units
across the term for a total of 15 posts worth 1 mark each (2 x 7 plus one more). For each unit in
which you post, at least one post should be an original post relating to the lecture or readings for
that unit and at least one post should be a response to another student’s original post for that same
unit’s lecture or readings. Students can post two or three times per unit until 15 posts have been
made across seven different units. Students are encouraged to post more if they want.
Both original and reply posts need to be relevant to the unit material in question and need to
demonstrate active engagement. Thus, posts will be graded based on effort and engagement, not
on whether one is “right” or “wrong”. Online posts need only be one or two short paragraphs.
They can be thought of as equivalent to making a significant oral statement in class. While being
understandable is important, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will not be graded for this
assignment. So long as students demonstrate effort and engagement across the term, full marks
should be achievable. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing) This course requires you to participate in a me

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing)
This course requires you to participate in a meaningful way. The goal of this assignment is to
encourage students to engage with course material, each other, and to participate regularly
across the term.
To accomplish this goal, students should contribute at least two posts for each of seven units
across the term for a total of 15 posts worth 1 mark each (2 x 7 plus one more). For each unit in
which you post, at least one post should be an original post relating to the lecture or readings for
that unit and at least one post should be a response to another student’s original post for that same
unit’s lecture or readings. Students can post two or three times per unit until 15 posts have been
made across seven different units. Students are encouraged to post more if they want.
Both original and reply posts need to be relevant to the unit material in question and need to
demonstrate active engagement. Thus, posts will be graded based on effort and engagement, not
on whether one is “right” or “wrong”. Online posts need only be one or two short paragraphs.
They can be thought of as equivalent to making a significant oral statement in class. While being
understandable is important, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will not be graded for this
assignment. So long as students demonstrate effort and engagement across the term, full marks
should be achievable. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.

This assignment is the review/evaluation of “The danger of a single story,” by C

This assignment is the review/evaluation of “The danger of a single story,” by Chimamanda Ngozi. Below are instructions for writing this review, rubric is together with instructions:
In a 750-800 word review discuss the following:
1. Briefly discuss what this talk is about. (5 points)
2. two new things you learn from listening to this talk (4 points)
3. one disagreement with the speaker (2 points)
4. significance/importance of this talk in the women’s history (5 points)
5. Use ONLY one quote from the talk (tell minute when the quote/sentence was quoted/said/presented) (2 points)
6. paper needs a bibliography

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing) This course requires you to participate in a me

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing)
This course requires you to participate in a meaningful way. The goal of this assignment is to
encourage students to engage with course material, each other, and to participate regularly
across the term.
To accomplish this goal, students should contribute at least two posts for each of seven units
across the term for a total of 15 posts worth 1 mark each (2 x 7 plus one more). For each unit in
which you post, at least one post should be an original post relating to the lecture or readings for
that unit and at least one post should be a response to another student’s original post for that same
unit’s lecture or readings. Students can post two or three times per unit until 15 posts have been
made across seven different units. Students are encouraged to post more if they want.
Both original and reply posts need to be relevant to the unit material in question and need to
demonstrate active engagement. Thus, posts will be graded based on effort and engagement, not
on whether one is “right” or “wrong”. Online posts need only be one or two short paragraphs.
They can be thought of as equivalent to making a significant oral statement in class. While being
understandable is important, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will not be graded for this
assignment. So long as students demonstrate effort and engagement across the term, full marks
should be achievable. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing) This course requires you to participate in a me

D2L Discussion Posts – (Ongoing)
This course requires you to participate in a meaningful way. The goal of this assignment is to
encourage students to engage with course material, each other, and to participate regularly
across the term.
To accomplish this goal, students should contribute at least two posts for each of seven units
across the term for a total of 15 posts worth 1 mark each (2 x 7 plus one more). For each unit in
which you post, at least one post should be an original post relating to the lecture or readings for
that unit and at least one post should be a response to another student’s original post for that same
unit’s lecture or readings. Students can post two or three times per unit until 15 posts have been
made across seven different units. Students are encouraged to post more if they want.
Both original and reply posts need to be relevant to the unit material in question and need to
demonstrate active engagement. Thus, posts will be graded based on effort and engagement, not
on whether one is “right” or “wrong”. Online posts need only be one or two short paragraphs.
They can be thought of as equivalent to making a significant oral statement in class. While being
understandable is important, spelling, grammar, and sentence structure will not be graded for this
assignment. So long as students demonstrate effort and engagement across the term, full marks
should be achievable. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade.

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