The aim of this task is for you to draw together your understanding of the politics of sex and gender,
and your ability to identify and apply relevant key concepts, to complete a piece of research and
extended analysis is the form of an essay (2000 words).
You must use at least 6 scholarly sources (books and/or articles from peer reviewed journals).
• Argument and structure: the essay has a clearly developed and logically sequenced argument; it
answers the question.
• Ability to identify and utilise relevant concepts.
• Use of scholarly sources: at least six scholarly sources are well integrated into the argument and
correctly referenced using the APA system.
• Quality of written expression: at minimum the essay satisfies the level 2/3 literacy standards as
detailed in this Learning Guide
• Present a very well structured and logically sequenced argument that comprehensively answers the
• Confidently and effectively deploy relevant concepts.
• Use at least 6 scholarly sources and integrate these selectively and illustratively and correctly
reference these sources using the APA system.
• Demonstrate excellent written expression.
1. Bibby, P. (2014, April 56). Date with destiny: The law has at last caught up to gender diversity in
real life. The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 34. Use one quote from this source
2. Bradley, H. (2013) Gender 2nd edn. (pp. 17 & 1520). Cambridge: Polity Press
3. Rowe, D. (2017, January 17) Australia needs to make sport a more equal playing field: here’s why.
The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/australianeedstomakesportamoreequalplayingfieldhereswhy71144
4. Pilcher, J. & Whelehan, I. (2004). Equality. In 50 key concepts in gender studies (pp. 3741),
London: Thousand Oaks & New Delhi: Sage Publications Use two quotations from this source
5. Broderick, E. (2015, September 15). Creating a more gender equal world: Reflecting on 8 years as
the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. Australian Human Rights Commission . Retrieved from:
6. Eveline, J. (1998). Heavy, dirty and limp stories: Male advantage at work in M. Gatens & A.
MacKinnon (Eds.) Gender and institutions (pp. 90106). Cambridge University Press
7. Kane, E. W. (2006). “No Way my boys are going to be like that!”: Parent’s responses to gender
nonconformity. Gender and Society, 20(2), 149176.