5 Themes of femininity

5 Themes of femininity - compensate for significant...

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5 Themes of femininity: 1. Appearance still counts—to be desirable, you’re urged to be pretty, slim, & well dressed 2. Be sensitive & caring—feel pressure to be nice, deferential, and helpful in general; focus on pleasing others 3. Negative treatment by others—some say women are treated better than men (free drinks, get meals paid for, cry way out of a ticket), however these don’t
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Unformatted text preview: compensate for significant disadvantages (more subjected to sexual assault, more likely to live in poverty, more likely to face job discrimination); girls engage in social aggression 4. Be superwoman—it’s enough to be just a homemaker & mother or to just have a career 5. There is no single meaning of feminine anymore—criticized regardless...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 324 taught by Professor Krueger during the Spring '05 term at Maryland.

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