you will be expected to write (2) 5 page papers in reaction to John Colapintos “As nature made him” and Alice Millers “The drama of the gifted child”. Your task will be to answer the following questions.
Term paper assignment:
As nature made him:
What were your thoughts on Dr. Money? Did your opinion about him change over the course of the book? How has your perception of intergendered/transgendered people changed after reading the book? What were the unique challenges facing the Reimer family? Could their lives have gone differently? How? Is it the responsibility of societies and governments to respond to the needs of third gendered peoples? Please explain.
The drama of the gifted child:
What does Miller mean by ‘drama’ and ‘gifted’? What does Miller say is the effect of traumatic experiences/abusive behavior on a child’s early development? What can be done to ‘heal’ these early experiences? Is the damage done to a developing persons psyche irreversible? What emotional or intellectual reactions did you have to Millers writing?
If you use any citations or sources, please refer to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
SINGLE SPACED ONLY!