Intro%20notes%20on%208-24-10

Intro%20notes%20on%208-24-10 - Class Notes 8/24/10...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Class Notes – 8/24/10 Definition of Terms Sex: Biological mechanisms Genetics, gonads, hormones, etc. Gender: Psychological, social, or cultural patterns “appropriate” or typical for people categorized as male or female Most of this class focuses on gender issues (psychological), like stereotypes, social roles, etc. Overlap between “sex” and “gender” Sex affects gender – baby’s sex assignment leads to being treated male or female Feminism Book definition: “values women’s experiences and ideas; argues that women and men should be socially, economically, and legally equal” Men and women can be feminists Stigma associated with the term today Different “types” or forms of feminism have been defined Liberal feminism: goal of gender equality, giving men & women the same rights and opportunities Cultural feminism: positive qualities (like caretaking and cooperation) are stronger in women than in men – thus, women should be valued more than men
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course PSY 239 taught by Professor Dr.stephaniegoodwin during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

Page1 / 2

Intro%20notes%20on%208-24-10 - Class Notes 8/24/10...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online