Lecture 3--General Approaches

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Unformatted text preview: 8/27/2009 1 Readings/Lectures posted on Blackboard All quizzes are online (via Blackboard) Similarities approach Men and women are basically alike in their intellectual and social behaviors. Any differences that do occur are produced by socialization, not biology . Also referred to as the beta bias. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this? Differences approach Emphasizes the differences between women and men, based upon the essential qualities that are biological. These biological qualities are what makes men and women different. Synonymous concepts, the alpha bias and essentialism. Women difference seen as inferior Ex: Freud-Penis Envy 8/27/2009 2 Liberal feminism Women and men should have the same political, legal, economic, and educational rights and opportunities. Cultural feminism Women and men are different and that more respect should be given to womens special qualities, such as nurturance, concern about others, and cooperativeness. Radical feminism Gender inequality is based on male oppression of women. Patriarchy (dominance of women) must be eliminated in order for women to become empowered and gain equality in all life areas....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 310 taught by Professor Avery during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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