Inscribing Gender on the Body
1. According to the article, how and in what ways is gender inscribed on the body?

2. Gender performances are not only what we ‘do’, they are also what we ‘become’.


3. How is gender performativity constrained by gender norms?

4. How are bodies read as normal/abnormal in relation to gender?

5. In what way is the body socially constructed?

6. How does the media contribute to the objectification of the body?

7. Do ‘body projects’ allow us to have freedom of our bodies?

8. How do ideals of beauty and health shape constructions of the body?

9. Is ‘fat’ a feminist issue?

10. How do particular types of bodies relate to social, economic, and political power?