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Family & Friends Chapter 11 Sex & Gender: An Introduction (5 th Edition) Hilary M. Lips Attachment, Intimacy, & Power 
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Relationships with Family and Friends both Reflect and Reinforce the gender Stereotypes and Roles of a Society Chapter 11 focuses on the ways close relationships are experienced by men and women and asks: How do women and men form same-sex friendships, and are friendships between women different from those between men? How important are cross-sex friendships? What obstacles are there to such friendships?
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Chapter 11 focuses on the ways close relationships are experienced by men and women and asks: How do women and go about choosing, forming, and maintaining intimate couple relationships? How do expectations about gender influence this process? How do men and women use power in their intimate relationships? In what ways are the experiences of loneliness and loss of relationships gendered? When intimate relationships are formalized into legal marriage, are there different consequences for women and men?
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Chapter 11 focuses on the ways close relationships are experienced by men and women and asks: How large a problem is violence within marriage? How are this problem and society’s responses to it shaped by gendered expectations? What are the differences and similarities in the ways men and women approach parenthood?
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Overview: Gender Differences and Similarities in Adult Friendships Self-Disclosure What is important Women disclose more about themselves than men Women are more likely than men to be recipients of self- disclosures Women’s friendships may provide mare emotional intimacy Both women and men have strong needs for friendship Both say that it is important to be able to talk to a friend about anything, although they may mean different things by “anything” : Shared activities may be more important for men than for women
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Ratios of Not Married* to Married Persons in the Same Gender and Age Categories 1 © 2004 Chart Design by H. Lips & W. Andrew 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 85+ Male Ratio: Not Married ÷ Married Female Ratio: Not Married ÷ Married Age Categories *Not-married Females or Males Include Separated, Divorced, Widowed and Never Married within each age range category (March 2002 Data) Not Married Totals ÷ Married Totals in each gender and age category 1 Source: Data from Table A1, Marital Status of People 15 Years and Over …U.S.
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