October 1, 2007

Discussion Questions

1) In the article, a young Hmong man in Hobart says: "There is definitely less freedom in Hmong culture..." Even a man admits that. Since everyone in the Hmong community knows that they do not have real freedom, especially women, why don't they work on breaking the clan or make a better living?

2) In the article, in the Rabi Das section, one young man said, “they (elders) are unaware of how the world works today.? Is moving to Australia the effect of the youth saying these negative things about elders, because elders play a very important role in shaping the culture. Or what is the real reason that shapes the youth's belief of their parents as old fashioned and uneducated?

September 25, 2007

Discussion Questions

1. Why is it important to think about sex separately from gender? Why do we need separate movements?
2. Do people in the outer limits of the sex hierarchy want to be in the "charmed circle?" Why or why not?
3. Is it just to limit the rights of consenting adults when it comes to sex?
4. Why is there so much stigma surrounding sex in American society?