PSYC 147 Lecture Notes Updated - PSYC 147 Lecture 1 Introduction\/Gender Reading Crowley et al 2 Male-as-norm perspective typically male college

PSYC 147 Lecture Notes Updated - PSYC 147 Lecture 1...

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PSYC 147 Lecture 1 – June 30, 2014 Introduction/Gender Reading: Crowley et al, 2 Male-as-norm perspective – typically male college students (that was the human experience) -Female behavior deviate from male standard White males – those studies considered to describe actual experience from everybody -Differences between women and men attributed to biology Where did stereotypes come from? – What is typically male vs female arise from biological differences? OR is it something that arises from experiences – a lifetime of being male or female If biology – there’s not much we can do about it Women incapable of going to college because menstruation – women needed to rest, focus on making sure enough energy to get through day Biological differences seen as things that existed – used to explain exclusion from various activities – still see these types of things now Feminist Perspectives Social – relationship between social class, race and gender as they are sued to support oppression Gender with race, social status, and economic status tied together in perpetuating standing within larger social order Radical – emphasizes male control and domination of women throughout history Women need to fight against male domination – Femi-nazi Liberal – belief that women are entitled to full legal and social equality Should have access to the same opportunities – should be able to vote, earn degrees, etc. Cultural – differences are important, qualities associated with women have been devalued We need to make sure women are valued as much as men are – we need to see some elements of social change -Value women as important, worthwhile human beings -Need for social change if women are to lead secure and satisfying lives “Feminist” bad because it talks about change – most backlash from general conservative movement Conservative – traditional generals are the way things should be
Conservatism - Belief in traditional gender arrangements - Males hold public power and status and women are restricted to home and family life Differences due to unchangeable, biological differences - Backlash against feminism Stereotype of crazy, outrageous women and ideas Insistence on biological differences that make change impossible Women quarrelling with women First wave – Fought for the right to vote, etc. Second wave – 1960’s 1970’s Instead of right to vote, they fought for equal treatment – those women given a particularly negative view (i.e. blamed for high divorce rates, problems with children) Third wave – more how things are currently Media would identify women not part of feminist women – look at normal nice women that agree that they should take care of children, not work. (Socially acceptable vs. socially unacceptable) Stereotypes of feminists Vast majority would not identify as feminists although they agreed with the values – is it the term that haws a problem?

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