Women, Families, and Children

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Chapter 10: Women, Families, and Children Sex – biological features Gender – learned behaviors and attitudes associating with the words feminine and masculine Feminine traits – affectionate, compassionate, nurturance, emotionality Masculine traits – strength, assertiveness, competitiveness, ambitiousness Sexism – term limiting women to traditional women’s roles and men to traditional men’s roles Feminist theory – variety of voices rather than a single theory, many aspects of life are experienced in terms of feminine and masculine, gender is socially constructed and dominated by a male perspective that is oppressive to women, r/s between language and power has been a focus in feminist theory Feminist standpoint theory – assumes that women’s experiences enable women to see privilege and power in ways that men cannot in such as the way the society constructs itself
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Unformatted text preview: Muted-group theory – contends that men created the meanings for a group through its language which suppresses women, one result is that women develop unique forms of expression Perspectives on communication of women - Certain languages, great differences exist between sexes - Nushu (Woman’s writing), a secret language to communicate with other women in a male-dominated China- Japanese contains final particle which indicates female or male speech- Women in different cultures share some common communication behaviors across cultures eg engage in ritual laments spontaneously producing rhyming couplets that express pain while men use language to compete with each other by trading playful insults and put-downs Androgyny – express both masculine and feminine behaviors...
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  • Spring '13
  • Reynolds
  • Intercultural Communication, Feminist theory, masculine traits, Feminine traits, common communication behaviors

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