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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

Are you happy being the gender you are?

2)

What would you like to do that you can’t do now if you changed gender?

3)

What do you think people study in gender studies classes?

4)

Are men and women very different?

5)

How are the words ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ used differently in English?

6)

Do you think men and women have different brains?

7)

Are there different laws in your country depending on your gender?

8)

Can people in your country change their gender under the law?

9)

Why do you think some people want to change their legal gender?

10)

Why are Gods generally seen as being men?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Do men and women live in different cultures?

2)

Is it OK for boys to play with girls’ toys and vice versa?

3)

Are men or women bigger risk takers? Why do you think so

4)

Why do you think men are more aggressive than women?

5)

Are there differences in the ways men and women communicate?

6)

Do you think men or women are happier?

7)

Are their different barriers for men and women at work?

8)

Are gender roles changing in your country?

9)

Some feminists believe the ‘man’ in ‘human’ or the ‘he’ in ‘she’, ‘them’ and ‘they’ are sexist. What do you think?

10)

Should jobs have ‘-ess’ attached to the name so people know they are done by women (e.g. actress, authoress, hostess…)?


 


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