introPsych of Women08

introPsych of Women08 - Psych of Women Intro Facts Feminist...

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Psych of Women Intro Facts Feminist Psychology Multiple Marginalization Feminism Feminist/Gender Fair Research .
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Facts 13% of US senators and 14% of members of House of Rep are women Women earn 74 cents to male dollar
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Feminist Psychology Feminist Psychology is a critical psychology Examines assumptions and claims about women and gender Most knowledge has been androcentric Examines questions asked Challenges interpretations of difference Problematizes media representation Champions marginalized perspectives
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What is the difference ? Sex = bio, chromosomes, genes, hormones, neurology, secondary sex characteristics Gender = roles, prescriptions, activities, experiences Biological approach – genetic adaptations Social constructionism – history, culture What is it to be masculine/feminine? How is gender coded (structured, visible)?
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