Assignment: What current, controversial issue around gender engages you to take a stand? After reflecting upon the assigned essays and performing library research, write a 4-6 page MLA-compliant essay arguing a specific issue around gender.
Thesis: Your thesis statement will assert clearly the issue you are arguing and why you believe as you do. (Some argumentative thesis statements include the opponent’s views, especially in a dependent clause. This is a counterargument with refutation.)
Evidence: To build your argument, use at least two quotes from our in class readings, as well as two references (quote or paraphrasing) you find outside of class in your research work. Your essay should include counterargument, which you will rebut within your essay. Your works cited page will include a minimum of 4 citations. (2 in class, 2 out of class)
Notes: Since this is an argumentative essay, do not use “I” in this essay unless, in addition to your research, your evidence includes a personal anecdote. Your primary audience consists of your instructor and other ESL students.
Between the Sexes, A Great Divide (链接到外部网站。)链接到外部网站。by Anna Quindlan
The Men We Carry in Our Minds (链接到外部网站。)链接到外部网站。by Scott Russell Sanders
A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhood (链接到外部网站。)链接到外部网站。by Bernard Cooper
You Fit into Me (链接到外部网站。)链接到外部网站。 by Margaret Atwood
No Name Woman预览文档在新窗口中查看 by Maxine Hong Kingston (No Name Woman)
Why I Won’t Let My Daughter Watch Most Disney Movies (链接到外部网站。)链接到外部网站。 by Jamie Stinson
Consider these questions:
What messages did you receive as a child about what it meant to be a “boy” or a “girl?”
How did the messages affect the freedoms, constraints, and responsibilities you felt?
How does society maintain gender role distinctions?
How significant are these distinctions in determining social freedoms?
What would gender equality look like, and how can we achieve it?
Paper Comments I am Chinese. And I am a girl