Students have options for effective chapter discussions:
(1) How does gender intersect with practices of body manipulation such as cosmetic surgery, sex-change operations, dieting/gym practices, or body modification (tattooes, piercing, etc)? Do these practices differ across cultures? Across class and racial-ethnic groups in the U.S.?
(2) You may alternately, or additionally, engage with other ideas, questions, or thoughts relevant to this chapter’s reading and course content. If you will, think about the types of questions and discussions that might emerge in a face-to-face class… you may also find some potential discussion prompts in the affiliated chapter powerpoints!