1. The author of The Egg and the Sperm notes that the wording in many scientific textbooks “stresses the fragility and dependency of the egg.” How does this correspond with our ideas of femaleness/femininity in humans?
2. How do these “gendered” depictions of ova and sperm correspond to our ideas of male/female roles in heterosexual intercourse? How do they reinforce heterosexuality as an institution?
Feel free to use the lecture topics/questions to guide some of your discussion.
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Medicalizing Gender 1. The author of The Egg and the Sperm notes that the wordin