When it comes to Bodies & Sexualities, the common denominator globally:
Keep people unhappy with how they look = get their money = maintain social control
From the story of Aleichia Williams, “Too Latina To Be Black Too Black to Be Latina,” (Links to an external site.) Discuss Aleichia William’s statement, “I’m learning to embrace every aspect of my identity and not let small minds put me in a box that just doesn’t fit.”
Post#1: Discussion Post ( 8 Points)
- In what institutionalized ways does our society force people into these boxes? (300 words): (3 points)
- Have you ever experienced having to identify within a box that didn’t fit?
- How did you handle it?
- What can we do to shift our thinking to a less rigid and separate way of thinking about identity?
B. Think about what communities you are a part of. (300 words): (3 points)
- Are they supportive or oppressive?
- In what ways?
- How did you find them?
C. How are your interactions with other members of the community different from interactions with people outside the community? (200 words): (2 points)
(Support each answer with course material and/or other academic sources and provide citations)
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