are some connections and contradictions between the findings of these pieces? What do
they conclude, and how might their conclusions signal ways of fighting gender
Ways in which masculinity is socially constructed?
How do Steven Gregory and Oyeronke Oyewumi describe the effects of imperialism and
colonialism on the construction of gender in the Dominican Republic and Nigeria,
respectively? Please provide specific examples of social, economic, and cultural effects
from each reading.
Nigeria- male dominance and the influence of culture
DR- semi-colony with western imperialistic demoniance
Discuss some of the central conflicts and lessons from Marge Piercy’s 1976 novel,
Woman on the Edge of Time. Be sure to draw on at least three examples from the book,
and to connect your response to at least one other reading from our class.
3 Conflicts :
The desire Connie has to be a mother vs. Her lack of family and losing her child
-In Chapter 5, Connie is exposed to the new technology that allows babies to be born in
tube. She becomes extremely angry and Luciente explains that this needs to be possible in order
for there to be equality among the sexes. Since only women can give birth, this separates them