Comm 146 Takehome midterm essay

Comm 146 Takehome midterm essay - 1. How might your own...

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1. How might your own theoretical stand on evolutionary psychology and feminism in relation to gender affect your communication with members of the opposite sex? My theoretical stand on evolutionary psychology and feminism in relation to gender is similar to the ‘biosocial perspective’ proposed by feminists who reject social constructionism and evolutionary psychology. The biosocial theory creates a middle ground for the two extreme perspectives. It states that both biology and society impact human psychology. My theoretical standpoint is that nature and society play equal roles in creating gender stereotypes within the structure of society and this is based on key determining factors such as agricultural, social and economic conditions that effect whether or not a society is patriarchal or non-patriarchal. My theoretical standpoint may influence the way I communicate with members of the opposite sex, in a light that see’s men and women as equals yet acknowledging gender inequalities that exist within society. My take on the issue is that of a radical feminist – I believe that women should fight for their right to ultimate gender equality. I reject the evolutionary psychology position that men are naturally more likely than women to have dominant and competitive behavior. In my opinion, women are equally capable of holding leadership roles however, due to gender differences in personality, men and women may confront certain aspects of this role very differently. My theoretical stand on this issue would
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This note was uploaded on 08/11/2011 for the course COMM 146 taught by Professor Huppin during the Fall '08 term at UCLA.

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