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Born the Opposite Sex: Classroom Exercise on Sex, Gender, and "Doing Gender"
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Aronson, Pamela. 2010. “Quot”;. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this classroom exercise, students are challenged to envision that they have been born the opposite sex. As they apply sociological concepts to their own lives, they are able to effectively understand and disentangle the distinction between sex and gender, as well as the ways that we "do gender" in our everyday interactions.

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Subject Area(s):
Sex and Gender
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
College 200

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