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Chapter 14 Gender and Sexuality
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Gender Roles and Stereotypes Gender role - set of norms, or culturally defined expectations, that define how people of one gender ought to behave Stereotype - a generalization about a group of people that distinguishes them from others
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Gender Roles and Ethnicity Gender-role stereotypes vary among various ethnic groups of the United States African Americans Cultural influences include African heritage, the experience of slavery, and racial oppression. Mother-child bonds are extremely important. Provider role is difficult for black men, because their unemployment rate (11.3%) is double that of white men (5.9%).
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Gender Roles and Ethnicity Latinos Hispanic Americans are now the nation’s largest minority constituting 13% of the population. Mexican American culture is based on Mexican heritage, modified through acculturation to incorporate Anglo components. Gender roles are sharply defined, as epitomized in the concepts of machismo and marianismo .
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Gender Roles and Ethnicity Asian Americans Asian Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population. Asian American women have a higher level of education than white American women. Family needs take precedence over individual needs. The Asian American woman has been stereotyped as an exotic sex toy, while the man has been stereotyped as asexual.
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The Interaction of Gender and Ethnicity: Stereotypes
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Sandra Bern’s theory about a set of ideas that we associate with males and females. Schemas can: cause us to tend to dichotomize information on the basis of gender. lead us to distort or fail to remember
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