Blackboard-Lecture 5

Blackboard-Lecture 5 - 1/25/2010 Announcements Writing...

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1/25/2010 1 Announcements Writing Assignment #1 Due Thursday in Class Assignment info posted on Blackboard Extra Credit Assignment Watch TV for 1-2 hours and observe gender stereotypes Write a 1-2 page summary of gender stereotypes What types of gender stereotypes? In line with what we discussed in class? GENDER REPRESENTATIONS AND INTERSECTING IDENTITIES Gender Stereotypes and Age Women in middle and old-age: referred to as ageism (stereotypes and biases against persons based upon their age). Women evaluations about beauty/looks Men evaluations about competence Double-Standard of Aging Attractiveness-women criticized more; men get better with age
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1/25/2010 2 Gender Stereotypes and Age Older Male Older Female Regional Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes can be influenced by region South: polite; “southern - belle” Northeast: “savvy”; “street smart” West Coast: more superficial OTHER EXAMPLES??????? Southern stereotypes seem to be the most salient Ex: “Southern Belle”/”Pageant Queen” Ex: Ex: “Southern Belle”
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1/25/2010 3 One of most often discussed forms Common Racial/Ethnic Stereotypes Studies have shown that African American and Latino women are attributed with negative traits more than any other racial and ethnic group of women in the U.S. However, other ethnic groups not well investigated Also, influences the lens through which we view masculinity Ex: African American and Whites males more likely to be viewed as “athletic”; Mexican - and Asian-American males less likely Contradictory features of some stereotypes Ex: “antagonistic” yet “pleasant” Ex: Top Model (and other forms of Reality TV Same stereotypes every season Reflects uni-dimensionality based on “essentialized” traits Individual traits are transferred to group HUGE variation w/n groups!!!
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1/25/2010 4 Social Class Stereotypes Individuals more likely to attribute negative characteristics to lower SES individuals across gender Study: Stereotypes of “uneducated”, “laziness” and
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