SOC101Y1 (January 6th Notes from Reading - Society in Question)

SOC101Y1 (January 6th Notes from Reading - Society in Question)

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SOC101Y1 Notes from Reading January 6, 2010 Society in Question Notes: Dini Perry identified two key factors that contributed to her low self esteem: 1. Girls learn at an early age that they need to be nice in order to be liked 2. Girls face a lot of pressures to be beautiful Young women who perceive themselves as ugly, fat, too short, too tall, and so on, experience lower self esteem than do those who have most positive assessment of their body The fact that Perry’s self esteem did not decline with advancing age, but rather increased, may be tied, at least in part, to her privileged structural location as a white well off professional Compared to men, women have lower self esteem in adulthood During the teenage years and adulthood, boys gains and girls lose a sense of positive self worth “Given the power, responsibility in the public domain, receipt of support, and value placed on masculine pursuits, males generally tend towards high self esteem.” People compare their social identities, opinions, and abilities to those of others
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SOC101Y1 (January 6th Notes from Reading - Society in Question)

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