Chapter 10 Gender Inequality

Chapter 10 Gender Inequality - Chapter 10 Gender and Gender...

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Chapter 10 Chapter 10 Gender and Gender Inequality
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Sex and Gender Sex and Gender Sex: Biological distinctions between males and females Gender: The socially learned behaviors and expectations associated with men and women Gender Role: Attitudes and behaviors socially defined as appropriate for men and women. .
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Gender Stereotypes Gender Stereotypes Gender Identity: The set of gendered characteristics individuals adopt as a part of themselves. Gender stereotypes: over simplified descriptions of masculine and feminine traits
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What traits do we use to describe What traits do we use to describe females in the US females in the US ? ?
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Traditional Traditional Female Gender Role Female Gender Role 1. Nurturing Dimension: A. Taking care of other people B. Concerned with Physical and Mental welfare of others 2. Expressive/Affective Dimension A. Being in touch with own feelings B. Being in touch with other people’s feelings
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Masculinity--Traits Masculinity--Traits 1. The “No-Sissy” Dimension Avoid anything feminine including traits, mannerisms, and interests.
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Traditional Male Gender Role Traditional Male Gender Role 2. “Big Wheel” Dimension: Achieving Success and Status 3. “Sturdy Oak Dimension” Mental and Physical Toughness
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Traditional Male Gender Role Traditional Male Gender Role 4. “Give ‘Em Hell” Dimension Daring, aggressive, behavior 5. “No Disclosure” Dimension Hide Certain Emotions (Fear, sadness, vulnerability) Some emotions Ok (Aggression)
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Opposite Gender Roles? Opposite Gender Roles? How does our culture view individuals who are the opposite of the traditional gender roles? From a MALES point of view: Is it more socially for a girl to be a tom boy than for a male to be a sissy-boy? WHY?
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Margaret Mead Margaret Mead Studied Three Primitive Societies Arapesh: Both Sexes Feminine (By our standards) Mundugumor: Both Masculine (By our standards) Tchambuli: Reversed Gender Roles (By our standards)
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Gender Socialization Process Gender Socialization Process Through the agents of socialization: Family Peers School Media Religion
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Gender Socialization Process Gender Socialization Process The Family The Family Family Parents treat children differently from birth Color Coding Toys/Games Chores
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Gender Socialization Process Gender Socialization Process The Family The Family meta-messages help distinguish between masculine and feminine roles. females to be soft and delicate males to be strong and aggressive Internalized Social conditioning
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Gender Socialization Process Peer Groups Peer Groups Peers Children socialize one another through their everyday interactions. Peer groups reinforce
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