When it comes to Bodies & Sexualities, the common denominator globally:
Keep people unhappy with how they look = get their money = maintain social control
Discuss Aleichia William’s statement, “I’m learning to embrace every aspect of my identity and not let small minds put me in a box that just doesn’t fit.”
Post#1: Discussion Post
- In what institutionalized ways does our society force people into these boxes? (300 words)
- Have you ever experienced having to identify within a box that didn’t fit?
- How did you handle it?
- What can we do to shift our thinking to a less rigid and separate way of thinking about identity?
B. Think about what communities you are a part of. (300 words):
- Are they supportive or oppressive?
- In what ways?
- How did you find them?
C. How are your interactions with other members of the community different from interactions with people outside the community? (300 words):
(Support each answer with course material and/or other academic sources and provide citations)