Why study the psychology of women

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03:17 Why study the psychology of women: Learn to think critically about gender and how it functions in society To understand women’s experiences (different than men’s) o Menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding…etc To correct gender bias found in many psychological theories and research Sex : Sexual behavior Gender : state of being male or female; Females, males, transgender Sexism : Discrimination or bias against people based on their gender. Sex bias. Old fashioned sexism – 1950s and earlier; open or overt prejudice against women. Ex: women could not be news anchors, women aren’t as smart Modern Sexism/Neosexism : cover or subtle prejudiced beliefs about women. 3 components: o 1. Denial that there is continuing discrimination against women o 2. Antagonistic feelings about women’s “demands” o 3. Resentment about perceived special favors granted to women Types of Sexism: Hostile sexism : negative, hostile attitudes towards women and adversarial beliefs about gender relations, in which women are trying to spend most of their time trying to control men, whether through sexuality or feminism. Benevolent sexism : Beliefs about women that seem to be kind or benevolent; women are seen as pure beings who should be protected and adored; put on a pedestal. Ex: chivalrous behavior
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