Our discussion in Feminist Theory class this week revolved around whether gender is essential (biological), socially constructed, or a combination of the two.
Since we obviously can’t do justice to this subject in one class session, I am posting a few of your discussion questions to our blog so we can extend our conversation in cyberspace.
Read the questions below and post your comments on one or more:
How can we stop the social construction [of gender] and separation of men and women (in terms of their expected behaviours and roles), especially if these roles and behaviors are deeply rooted in societies all over the world? – from Laura
In John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women, he states that “to be an equal is to be an enemy.” Would this not go against the equality for all and feminism? – from Amanda
Does the Mill reading relate to any other readings we have covered in class thus far? If so, in what ways? Explain. Further, do you believe women are oppressed by men today, as they were in the past? Explain and cite examples. – from Sarah L.