Reflection Paper

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 After critically reading the chapters on sexism, heterosexism, and trans* oppression,  you will write a reflection paper. Students will focus their reflections on the following Parts below and organize their papers using the following headings: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The questions in each Part should guide your reflections and content for this Assignment. 

write 4 pages, not including cover and reference pages.

APA 6thwriting style for all citations and references.

Part 1: “Content” Section

  • What roles have institutions—such as the medical system, the police,  the courts, religion, and the media—played in the construction of  gender and sexuality?
  • How have other forms of oppression (e.g., racism, classism,  religious oppression, youth oppression) intersected with sexism,  heterosexism, and trans* oppression? For example: A higher percentage of  women live in poverty after age 65, in this example,  "gender" and  "age" intersect. Provide other examples.
  • Pick two of the articles in this chapter that are written by someone  who describes different life experience than yours.  Consider the  perspective(s) of the author.  How does their point of view and  experiences shape your perspectives and help you develop empathy? 

Part 2: “Voices” Section

  • What impression did the various readings in this section have on  you? What did they teach you about the ways systems of oppression impact  individuals and society as a whole? What could you relate to?  What did  you learn that was new for you?  What questions does it bring up for  you?

Part 3: “Next Step” Section

  • Are you aware of resources, supports, programs, or groups for women,  LGBQ people, and/or trans* people on your campus/community/state?   Consider the social environment, overall level of awareness, restroom  options, sexual harassment policies, shelters in town, housing policies,  identity documents, sports teams, support and ally groups.  How could  the environment where you live and work improve to be more inclusive of  women, LGBQ people, and trans* people?

Book:Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (4thEdition2018).Edited by Marianne Adams, Warren J.Blumenfeld, D. Chase J. Catalano, Keri DeJong, Heather W. Hackman, Larissa E. Hopkins, Barbara J. Love, Madeline L. Peters, Davey Shlasko, and Ximena Zuniga.


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