How do you understand the notion that sex AND gender can be socially constructed, even if biological or “hard science” seems to suggest otherwise?

Watch the provided Vox video on the case of Caster Semenya and sex testing in sports. After watching the video, reflect on both readings you completed and how they relate to media coverage in the short Vox video.
Start a discussion thread in this forum and respond to the following prompt in no more than 500 words by Thursday, February 10th at 11:59 PM:
Begin by briefly discussing your reactions to the readings and the video
Respond: What is the difference between sex and gender? How do you understand the notion that sex AND gender can be socially constructed, even if biological or “hard science” seems to suggest otherwise?
Apply each theory (Social Constructionism, Symbolic Interactionism, Queer Theory and Intersectionality) to the Caster Semanya case. How do they help us understand the case better?
After answering the questions above, do some perspective taking.
If you were an IAAF rep where would you draw the line/how would you address the “slippery slope” of sex testing? What policy would you implement? Why or why not? How would you do things differently (or the same) as the officials in the video?
Once you complete your own thread, look at the other posts by your classmates and select one person to reply to in 250 words by
Watch the provided Vox video on the case of Caster Semenya and sex testing in sports. After watching the video, reflect on both readings you completed and how they relate to media coverage in the short Vox video.
Start a discussion thread in this forum and respond to the following prompt in no more than 500 words by Thursday, February 10th at 11:59 PM:
Begin by briefly discussing your reactions to the readings and the video
Respond: What is the difference between sex and gender? How do you understand the notion that sex AND gender can be socially constructed, even if biological or “hard science” seems to suggest otherwise?
Apply each theory (Social Constructionism, Symbolic Interactionism, Queer Theory and Intersectionality) to the Caster Semanya case. How do they help us understand the case better?
After answering the questions above, do some perspective taking.
If you were an IAAF rep where would you draw the line/how would you address the “slippery slope” of sex testing? What policy would you implement? Why or why not? How would you do things differently (or the same) as the officials in the video?

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