Critical Thinking Questions About Gender
Which gender spends the most time shopping? Which gender is most likely to ask strangers for directions? Is one gender unable to "see" unwashed dishes or unmade beds? Is one gender "overly" concerned with tidiness? What is your experience? Which gender talks the most? Which gender gossips the most?
The gender roles and the complexes take over in due course. Then ask: Can a gender identity be intrinsically inferior? Are we enabling a complex of inferiority? Then there is that universal, seemingly harmless space of jokes. One laughs at funny jokes, right? Not quite. Many women, like me, have laughed at supposed jokes to fit in.
These are some questions about feminism How do you define feminism? What do you know about the history of feminism? Who should be credited with starting the feminist movement? What are some types of feminism? Has Feminism changed over time? How has gender affected your life? Do you consider yourself to be a feminist?
[Think about your childhood] How was I expected to behave because of my gender? How have my parents, family members, classmates/peers, and romantic interests influenced my beliefs about gender? How did I come to define my gender identity? (Do I remember deciding what gender I related to most?)