Boys and Girls Discussion Questions

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The narrator's father is in the fur trade in this story, as were many Canadians. Research the history of the Canadian fur trade. Which "peltries" (pelts/furs) were its primary exports? Does Canada still specialize in fur? Where are the markets for these goods?

Then Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife were international figures during the 1970s. What made this couple such interesting and vital figures?

"Boys and Girls" uses an old popular saying, "only a girl," to neat effect. Currently, popular culture is evincing a plethora of "girl" associations or buzzwords: Girl Power, "bad grrrls or riot grrrls," and so on. This activity is interesting in light of earlier feminist efforts to isolate the word "girl" and indicate that it was commonly

used to refer to adult females, and not just (female) children or teenagers. The push to insist on the use of...

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