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CSD October 27, 2009 Definitions Sex: distinguishing biological features Gender: learned social roles, associated with feminine and masculine Sexism: limiting men ad women, respectively, to traditional roles Masculinity Strength Assertiveness Competitiveness Ambitiousness Femininity Affection Compassion Nurturance Emotionality Language Use Zulu : gender-specific vocabulary Ancient China : “Nushu” women’s writing Japan : masculine-sounding language American English??? Human Development Index Way of measuring the well being of national groups Measure Health, Education, and Income 1990, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) A measure of life expectancy, education attainment, and income as indices of longevity, knowledge, and acceptable standard of living 1993, UNDP computed the HDI for females Females had lower HDI ratings in every country Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) 1995, UMDP study examined inequities in health, education, and income
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course CSD 315L taught by Professor Harris during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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