Homosexuality and Gender Transformation
Instructions These responses should be single spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt font, and no more than two pages. The length is determined by how long you need to answer the assigned questions thoroughly and in your own words using evidence from your own experience or the text. Some answers are found directly in the reading, while other answers require you to come to your own conclusion and express your own opinion about a subject. Please use evidence from the reading in your response. Do not simply copy and paste text from the articles in your response. This is plagiarism and will result in a 0 on your assignment. Questions In what ways are depictions of homosexuality and gender transformation merely surface level (shallow, lacking depth)? Give examples. Is there a difference between the depictions of male-male relationships and female-female relationships? Give examples. What are possible explanations for this difference? In your opinion, what does the inclusion of differing forms of gender and sexuality in manga say about Japanese society? Is there an increasing acceptance? Or is it merely fan service and fetishization? Give examples to support your argument.