Prompts for Week 2: Sex, gender, sexuality

Pick one of the two prompts below to respond to. If you have an idea for a post that falls outside of these prompts, let me know and we can discuss it.

Prompt 1: Our topic for this week was “sex, gender, and sexuality.” A major theme running throughout the readings was “social construction.” In fact, Judith Lorber tells us that “we do gender everyday.” Pick a particular sport and discuss how gender is “done” within that sport. Be specific with regards to what we’ve learned about social constructions.

Prompt 2: Laurel Richardson argues that our very language is littered with gendered assumptions. Pick one of her propositions and explore how it applies to or is manifested in sport and sporting language.