Part.2 this discussion post, make sure you have read the article I attached and first respond to the following questions:
What is the “fag” discourse? What purpose does it serve? How is it used differently than “gay.”
Part.2 Choose one of the following options to write about:
Option 1: Why does Pascoe describe the “fag” discourse as gendered homophobia? (hint: why is there no equivalent word that girls use amongst each other?)
Option 2: How is the “fag” discourse racialized (meaning, how is it used differently among different racial groups of boys) and why does that matter?
**Regardless of which option you choose, your response must incorporate ideas from one of the assigned readings. You can do this by paraphrasing (i.e., summarizing central ideas in your own words) or through use of direct quotation (e.g., Christina writes, “insert excerpt of text here” and then explain why you are including it). Make sure to include page numbers to show from where in the text you are drawing your conclusions.
Part 3. reflect on your own experience growing up:
Was the word “fag” used in your high school? If not that specific word, was there another word that was used that served the same purpose?