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Social Construction - Sexism and the Social Construction of...

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Sexism and the Social Construction of Knowledge Sexism - an ideology that attempts to explain and justify institutionalized inequality of women. There are three related components 1. Negative attitudes towards women that lead to hostility, misogyny, dislike or prejudice. 2. A set of beliefs about women that reinforces, complements, or justifies that prejudice, involves a basic assumption of inferiority and constitute the stereotypes which are learned, widely shared and almost irresistible generalizations about the nature of women. 3. Acts that lead to discrimination against women. Beliefs that lead to sexism Sexuality - the attitude, behavior and identity developed as a result of mixing biological, cultural and social processes. According to gender we are taught,in western culture to act in a specific way. (Handout) Answer the following questions: 1. Do you believe that the statements made on the handout are generally true? 2. Do you believe that the statements relate to the three components of sexism? Patriarchy
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