With this assignment, you continue your analysis and evaluation of societal prejudices with regard to sexism, heterosexism, bisexual-ism, and ageism.

With this assignment, you continue your analysis and evaluation of societal prejudices with regard to sexism, heterosexism, bisexual-ism, and ageism.

Begin your preparation for this Assignment by asking yourself: Which of the topics I examined struck a familiar chord in me, and for what reason(s)? With which ones was I unfamiliar and/or uncomfortable, and what is/are the reason(s) for these feelings?

For this assignment:

Review the articles about various “isms” in the resources for this week
Consider the significance of each “ism” in your professional and personal life, and
Write a summary essay, at least 3 pages in length, in which you address the following questions:
Sexism
If I had been a man instead of a woman or vice versa, how would my life have been different?
What is the most salient experience in my life that is directly related to my sex?
What new insights, professionally and/or personally, about sexism did I gain from this article
Heterosexism
What, if any, assumptions do I make about people whose sexual orientation is different from mine?
What experiences of privilege and/or oppression in my life are directly related to my sexual orientation?
What new insights, professionally and/or personally, about heterosexism did I gain from this article?
LGBT-ism
What do I know now about specific challenges LGBT persons are likely to encounter that I did not know before I studied the resources?
What do I think/feel when I hear people say that LGBT persons should not be permitted in early childhood settings?
What new insights, professionally and/or personally, about lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered persons did I gain from these resources?
Ageism
When I think back to my early childhood years, in what ways did adults made me feel powerful and significant and/or powerless or insignificant?
When I imagine myself to be 90 years old, how powerful and/or marginalized might I feel—and why?
What new insights, professionally and/or personally, about ageism did I gain from this article?

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