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What is Free Choice?

After reading Lisa Belkin’s “When Mom and Dad Split it all,” I began wondering: even as families try to reconstruct gender norms in parenting roles, is there such a thing has having free choice or we ultimately weighed down on some … Continue reading

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Is there a such thing as free choice?

Free choice is correlated to privilege. Some people are afforded more choice than others; however, everyone is constrained in some way by social and cultural norms or stereotypes and prejudices. One example of this is demonstrated in the documentary, The … Continue reading

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Big Question: What is Free Choice?

Free choice is complicated, especially as it relates to subjects of this class. On one hand, we’re all human beings and we make our own decisions, both short- and long-term. That’s what makes us human. However, I think it’s impossible … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Usually, when someone asks this question, the answer given is “it means being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want”, “free will” or other comments along those lines.  In theory at least, freedom could be that– you could … Continue reading

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Fredom: It’s My Choice, Not Yours.

Freedom is the ability to be able to make your own choices. This means getting to decide what you do and who you are. When children are born with what physicians consider “unnatural” genitalia, be it they are missing one, … Continue reading

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Imagining a Post-Gender World: Free Choice, Imagination, and Language

Christine Delphy implores us to imagine a post-gender world. I’ve been thinking about this, trying to imagine such a world, and I’m ashamed to say, I haven’t gotten very far. It’s telling, though, illustrative of how fundamental sex and gender … Continue reading

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Predetermined Choices

Most of my choices are predetermined – they’ve already been decided for me. These predetermined choices make ideas of free choice impossible, especially in regards to gender. I don’t think I chose my gender – I’m a girl, I act … Continue reading

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