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What is gender non-conforming fashion? - Discussion Guide

June 1, 2015

Full Lesson


Watch the NewsHour’s report on gender non-conforming fashion and lead a class discussion about the report using the questions below.

What is style? How would you define it?

What does it mean for a person to be gender non-conforming? How might this impact the way they want to dress?

Rachel Tutera said, “Shopping or wearing clothes seems like a really mundane thing. But actually it’s, like, incredibly meaningful and incredibly powerful and it can really make or break an identity.” What does this quote mean to you?

According to Tutera, how can the fashion world be more inclusive of people in the transgender and gender non-conforming communities?

How could being more inclusive benefit designers and brands?

Why is having more clothing choices important for gender non-conforming people?

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Media literacy is the ability to access, evaluate and create all types of media, including news media.

All of NewsHour Classroom's resources contain lessons in media literacy, including questions like who produced the piece and what do you know about them?

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