Click on the links to the right to see fellow students’ questions for each week.

As an example, here are a few possible discussion questions about the first assigned reading, Anne Fausto-Sterling’s “Dueling Dualisms”:

In addition to the examples the author includes, did this writing make you think of other moments in which gender seems obviously constructed?

What are some possible opposites to the idea of “construction” as she uses it?

If gender is constructed, what does it matter? What social effects would this prompt? What social effects has it prompted?

How and why does Fausto-Sterling dismiss the “nature / nuture” debate?