Day 4

Middlesex Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    How does Dr. Luce try to determine Callie's gender? Does this seem logical to you?

    Dr. Luce is working under the theory that genetics aren't particularly relevant to gender and that it's more important which gender a person receives socialization in. He assesses her personality, presentation, and body chemistry in his attempt to assign her a prefered gender. Cal isn't a perfect illustration of the nature OR the nurture theory—though Luce's ideas have been proven very questionable as knowledge advances about sexuality, Callie gave misleading answers to many of Dr. Luce's questions that led him to think she had an extremely traditional feminine mindset. But Dr. Luce's...

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