Compiled Notes Exam 3

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Exam 3 Compiled Notes Sunday, November 15, 2009 3:39 PM Chapter 10: Women, Families and Children 1.Definitions a. Sex i. Distinguishing bilogical features ii. Biological difference between men and women b. Gender i. Learned social roles, associated with feminine and masculine ii. Socially constructed roles for men and women c. Sexism i. Limiting men and women, respectively, to traditional roles 2.Male Privilege a. Does it exist? b. Advantages of being a male i. More money in jobs c. Disadvantages of being male i. Paying for dates ii. Being "too nice" iii. Being expected to be a bread winner 3.Masculinity a. Strength b. Assertiveness c. Competitiveness d. Ambitiousness 4.Femininity a. Nurturance b. Emotionality c. Affection d. Compassion 5.Gender-Specific Language Use a. Zulu- gender specific vocabulary in sub-Saharan Africa b. Ancient China- "Nushu" women's writing used in acient China when women were forbidden formal education c. Japan- masculine-sounding langauge d. American English? i. Adorable, that’s so cute, dear, specific colors -feminine language 6.Human Development Index (HDI) a. b. Health, Education, and Income Measurement c. One of the ways people can improve their status is by migrating i. The transition is often difficult, but many migrants feel that it was worth it for the sake of bettering the lives of themselves, but most importantly, the lives of their children d. 1990, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) e. A measure of life expectancy, educational attainment, and income as indices of longevity, knowledge, and acceptable standard of living
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f. 1993, UNPD computed the HDI for females i. In no country that it was studied was the HDI for females equal too or higher than the HDI overall ii. That shows gender inequality iii. Countries did not treat women as well as men g. Highest scoring countries as the Scandanavian countries 7.Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) a. 1995 UNDP study examined inequities in health, education and income for 130 countries b. In every country, the GDI is less than the HDI c. Sweden is "the best country in the world when it comes to gender equality" 8.Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) a. Examined 116 countries political and economic advancement of women b. Greatest inequities were in Oman, Belize, Yemen and Suadi Arabia c. U.S. dropped to 10 d. Scandinavian countries are highest because they were seafaring countries and left the women in the cities while they went to sea e. Turkish Laundromat i. Great deal of gender inequality, many ethnic issues ii. Still a developing country iii. The laundromats have become a means of female empowerment iv. Innovative way to deal with gender equality in Turkey v. You can wash the clothing for free while women can learn to read and write and have child care and education for the children 1. The husbands don’t like this becaues it is tearing women away from their traditional roles vi.
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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.

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