Discuss the concept of gender
policing. For this discussion board post, think about how gender policing has
functioned and still functions in your own life. For example, how have your
parents, family members, friends, and/or peers demonstrated normative gender
ideology (or “taught” you your gender)? How have you taken steps to
police the way you “do” your own gender? How do these ideas
contribute to the perpetuation of heteronormativity, as discussed by Karin
A. Martin’ in “Normalizing Heterosexuality: Mothers’ Assumptions, Talk, and
Strategies with Young Children,” and Kristen Myers and Laura Raymond in
“Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project”?
must explicitly, consistently, and complexly engage with course materials
throughout your posts and be sure to edit thoroughly before you submit. Failing
to do so will result in significant point deductions.
quote or explicitly paraphrase from the course materials (only from the
materials above) as a method to support the argument that you are making.
Please note that you have to use at least one reference from the reading and on from the lecture.