3/1/12 SYG 2000: Lecture 10 1/1 www2.fiu.edu/agirArdc/2000lec22.ch8.htm SYG 2000: Lecture 22. Chapter 8: Gender, Biolog\, and Inequalit\ I. Gender dif: behaviors/attitudes consider proper males/females; social, not, biological char A. why men >aggress than fem?: XY=men, XX=fem chromosome?/wld diversity suggests soc 1. Cynthia Fuchs Epstein (¶86,¶88,¶89): tot soc: anthro record show earl soc, >= than thought a. activities: both fem/male hunt sm game/made tools/gath food; hunt/gath soc exist w/ = role b. rising crime rates around world for women: indicate soc factors influence aggression B. fem>prep parent? Alice Rossi ¶77,¶84: fem >sensitive infant¶s soft skin/nonverb communic C. example of Brenda: penis burned off 7 mo old 1963; parents give sex-change 22 mo old 1. 4 yrs:give dress/no like dirty—imitate mom/ident twin broth can¶t wash face—imitate dad 2. later no adapt feminity:no like dolls/urinate stand up/like tumble games/14expel beat up fem
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