gender

Hijab Is Not Just This Cloth

“I grew up in America and I wear jeans, and I want to make sure that’s something that works, that’s still modest.” Want to learn about the first day the speaker decided to wear the hijab?  Check out “I Was Afraid I Was Gonna Chicken Out.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this […]

Strong Female Leader

“It was tough for me because I don’t like to tell people to shut up.”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why doesn’t the speaker want to say gender is an issue at boot camp? Why does she say “it’s […]

Because I Changed My Style

“I used to be a stereotypical girl.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If […]

Getting Used to It

“It was strange to see men and women sitting with each other, discussing economics, politics, sports.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post […]

Why Do You Look Like Such a Little Boy?

“They’ll say, ‘Well, it’s fine, I just don’t want to hear about it.’”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What disturbs the speaker most about her experience at the dance? How does the speaker feel about peers being “okay with the […]

False Unity

“The hope. . . was that we would be able to be inter-Lutheran on that day. . .” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does being inter-Lutheran mean to the speaker? How does the speaker interpret the actions of President Kieschnick? How […]

Corrupting the Moral Fiber

“Valpo likes to hide things that are going wrong.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Threatened by My Expression

“Love sporting the ties and man jeans.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why is fashion important to the speaker? What does the speaker mean by the term “expression?” Why does she think people are threatened by hers? Why does she “push harder” […]

Going by My Initials

“I have a non-binary gender identity.  A lot of people don’t know what that is here.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post […]