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What is Women's work? What is Men's work? What forms of work challenge this binary or do not fit it? You may wish to explore a few critical concepts to sharpen your commentary:
Role models: What impact do you think a woman running for president has on gender stereotypes? What countries have had female leaders? Has female leadership had an impact on the view of women?
Intersection: How does gender intersect with other forms of social identity, such as race, sexuality, ethnicity, disability, and so forth? In other words, does gender cam, the same set of meanings for a black woman as for a white woman? Does wealth or social status alter how we see gender? Does disability alter how we understand gender? Etc. In relation to Watson's book, for example, what does it mean to be a British woman observing Arab Muslim women in Egypt and how are their gendered relationships to work (professorial research vs. manual labor) different?
Social Identity: How does gender in Women in the City of the Dead or Things Fall Apart influence what qualifies as work," and how does this change based on other parts of social identity? For example, does manage change a woman's labor in these books? How do paid and unpaid works differ in value? Do the characters become a different person or take on a different identity when they do some of work, or does a change in their identity (from son to husband or daughter to wife) in rum alter their coot.