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QUESTIONS FOR THINKING PAPER A (CHOOSE ONE): 1. What do the readings say about the “F-word” (feminism)? Why do so many people claim not to be feminists, when they share most or all of the same ideologies as feminists? Do the many misconceptions about feminists make it difficult to "come out" as a feminist in today's society? 2. What does Donna Langston (“Tired of Playing Monopoly” pg 101-105) say is the “myth of a classless society”? That ambition and intelligence alone are responsible for success. Is a classless society real or a myth? Does everyone in America have access to a university education? Why or why not? What are some of the limitations Langston suggests that keep people from succeeding in America? 3. Re-read the article (“Imagine a Country”) by Sklar. Do you feel she is being unfair to America in her article? Why or why not? In your opinion what does the rest of the world look like and how does America compare? 4. How does bisexuality subvert the straight/gay dualism? Why do we feel that people need to be either/or, one or the other? 5. Think about the bootstrap myth (page 70). What is it? Can ANYONE succeed in being rich and powerful in America? Who is in charge? Has there ever been a female president or vice-
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