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Heather
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(or male and female, depending)

So, here's the gig:

For man and for woman, make an off-the-top-of-your-head list of words you associate with being a man and with being a woman, regardless of what your own gender identity is (including if it is neither of those).

Like, if I were doing this for, say, my dog, my list might look like this:

My dog
• stubborn
• loyal
• fuzzy
• smushy-faced
• loving
• funny
• cute
• playful

After you've made your lists, pick one word you used from each and riff on if you think that characteristic is biological -- determined on the basis of our chromosomes or assigned sex -- or social -- something we learn -- in origin.

You might also want to think/write about if a given person does not have a characteristic on your list, if you consider them to be a "real" man or woman.

(From an activity in It's All One, the International Sexuality and HIV Curriculum Working Group, 2009)

[ 09-17-2010, 11:29 AM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Jill2000Plus
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Is this stuff I actually associate with being a man or woman or is it stuff that I've heard others associate with being a man or woman? Because when I think woman, I think homosapien who is equal to me, when I think man I think homosapien who is equal to me.

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Heather
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What YOU do, but single, off-the-top-of-your-head words, not bigger concepts.

[ 09-17-2010, 12:51 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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