The media and gender socialization

The media and gender socialization - SEX AND GENDER The...

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SEX AND GENDER The media and gender socialization —promotes “the ideal” male and female—since children spent one-third of their waking time watching television, and blacks and adolescents spend even more time—television watching increases as the class status is lower—dialectic socialization: the lower your class, the more TV, the more TV, the less skills you develop—TV characters act in very different ways, from cartoons on up— Soap operas are classic gender socialization—the issue of “gossip,” and the giving or orders and assuming leadership—the “competence” of women to carry out certain basic tasks, like buying a car or [see class handout] get money from an ATM, is always an issue—are single women :”incomplete” without a man?— Advertising is a major socializing force—what makes a person, especially a woman, attractive?—women are “young, beautiful and seductive”—creates all of the eating problems— Adult gender socialization changes as people age—men are at a pinnacle of success and “distinguished,” whole women are “over the hill”— THE WORKPLACE All of the gender stratification is most obvious in the workplace—looking at the chart in Henslin (p. 258) we see the increasing percentage of women in the workforce--most are gender-
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