gender, school

My professor handed back our first papers last night; I got an A. Hooray! Honestly, though, I worked fairly hard on the paper and would have been disappointed and a little surprised to see anything less. The prof also wrote some nice comments on it. Not everyone was so satisfied with the response to the paper, though – one girl threw a temper tantrum in the middle of class, stomping out in tears and returning 20 minutes later to sniffle and mutter her way through the rest of class. :shaking head: The prof also identified an opportunity for me to potentially get some scholarship money, based on my status as a women’s studies major. Sweet!

We had to read a really interesting article by Judith Lorber last night called “The Social Construction of Gender,” in which Lorber discusses the inaccuracies and inefficiencies of categorizing people by sex and gender – I thought there were some really good opportunities for discussion on gender as a social concept, but mostly the class was fixated on the idea of unisex bathrooms (it’s only slightly relevant). Although there was the 2 or 3 minutes that were spent on trying to teach the Korean professor how to pronounce “hermaphrodite” with an American accent. Finally I just interjected, “Why not say ‘intersexual’?”

I thought last night’s class was considerably less frustrating than previous classes. I’m not sure why that was, since the subject matter was a bit more radical and progressive than previous discussions, but hey – I’m not complaining.

2 thoughts on “”

  1. That’s what today’s parenting is doing – teaching kids that nobody is better, everyone is the same, if things don’t go your way it’s ok to pout and stomp, life is wonderful and bubbly and nothing ever suck.

  2. That’s what today’s parenting is doing – teaching kids that nobody is better, everyone is the same, if things don’t go your way it’s ok to pout and stomp, life is wonderful and bubbly and nothing ever suck.

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