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Reading Guide: We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do: Family, Culture and Gender in Filipina American Lives Yen Le Espiritu 1) What are some of the stereotypes that are associated with white women? How are these different from the “family-oriented” models of Filipina women? 2) In what ways have Filipina women (as well as other Asian women) been “hypersexualized” in mainstream American culture, and how does this reinforce the image of the “ideal" Filipina? 3) Why is it so important to protect the morality of the Filipina girl? How is the family's reputation linked to the morality of the daughter? 4) How do the gendered ways in which parents treat their sons and daughters differently serve to reinforce the model of the “ideal” Filipina (think about the “bad girl” versus “good girl” images)? In what ways are girls more likely than boys to be considered the carriers of the culture in Filipino (and many other Asian) societies. 5)
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