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1. Sentences can be written in either active or passive voice.lf you're not sure what these terms mean, look up active voice and passive voice in a grammar handbook or reference guide. Then select a quotation from Sera no's essay that you think is key to her argu-ment. Identify whether it is written in active or passive voice, noting how you know this to be the case. Then rewrite the sentence in the opposite voice. Is the argument weaker in passive voice or in active voice? Are concepts clearer in one voice or the other? Why or why not? Why might you choose active or passive voice in your own writing? 2. What's the relationship between point of view and authority? Sera no suggests that her position as a transgendered woman provides a unique perspective on the issues of the essay. Is that a legitimate basis for authority? How do you find your authority to speak when doing academic writing? 3. Sera no uses a number of specialized terms. Note how she defines these terms in her text. How well does context function to help a reader define terms? When should you look up a word in the dictionary, and when is it sufficient to determine a word's mean-ing from the context of its use? 1. Serano works with a number of binaries (virgin/whore, nice guy I asshole). Write a paper in which you propose a solution to the problem of rape culture that avoids binary positions. Is it possible to locate positions for men and women that don't rely on these binaries? What options does Sera no suggest that could lead to such a solu- tion? You may want to work with the definitions you developed in Questions 1 and 2 of Questions for Critical Reading as well as your work on cultural expectations of men from Question 3 of Questions for Critical Reading. 2. Sera no draws from her experience in order to argue that nice guys finish last. Write a paper in which you synthesize your own experience with Serano's argument, treating your experiences as evidence to be connected to Serano's. Does your experience con-firm or complicate Serano's observations? 3. How can we mitigate the power of stereotypes? Using Sera no's ideas, write a paper in which you suggest strategies for dismantling stereotypes in culture. You may want to use your work from Question 3 of Questions for Critical Reading and Question 1 of Questions for Connecting.
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