Equality or Oppression? Analyzing the Castor Semenya situation with some insight from Kurt Vonnegut: Aka using literature to understand our world

Read the wonderful short story by Kurt Vonnegut titled, “Harrison Bergeron” linked below

While reading it, consider the following:

  1. Why is the population regulated the way they are?
  2. Why does Harrison reject this?
  3. What possible analogies or real world corollaries can you identify?
  4. How does this story inform / influence / effect your beliefs regarding the Castor Semenya situation?
  5. KQ: What methods of measurement could be utilized to determine when equality becomes oppression?


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