The book assigned for this topic is The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski. The author reveals her experience being committed to a mental institution and awarded the dubious diagnosis of "Gender Identity Disorder." She spent three years--and over a million dollars of insurance-- "treating" the problem...with makeup lessons and instructions in how to walk like a girl.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This 2011 documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating portrayals of women that are often limiting. The story weaves in interviews from teenage girls, women in leadership, and those in the media.
Watch an Overview of Gender (11/18)
Perspectives on Gender (11/24)