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Study Questions: Chapter 9

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1. Define gender. Explain how it is different from sex.

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2. Explain feminist essentialism. Compare it to feminist postmodernism.

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3. What is the feminization of an occupation? Give contemporary and historical examples.

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4. How may gender and immigration be related? Use historical and/or contemporary examples when explaining this issue.

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5. Speculate about the existence of extremely polarized stereotypes of racialized women. For example, the “Lotus Blossom Baby” versus the “Dragon Lady” or the “Indian Princess” versus the “squaw” or the asexual “Black Mammy” figure versus the highly sexualized and objectified women of music videos.

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6. Explain who the Famous Five are and what their relationship is to the “Persons” case.

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