Think about the idea of “making trouble for gender” as discussed in class and in your readings. Describe an example from contemporary pop culture that you think illustrates the idea of gender trouble. Do you think the person(s) involved intended to cause gender trouble, or was it unintentional? After describing the example, think about how other people reacted to this event at the time. What were the consequences (positive or negative) for the person(s) who caused the “trouble”? Do you think the act was effective at causing trouble for gender? Do you think individuals have the power to truly make trouble for gender?
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