Men dont do this kind of thing study on men who try

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Men Don’t Do This Kind of ThingStudy on men who try to enter the unpaid workforce; they become hyper visible and are an abnormalityMen often excluded from parenting places: baby changing tables only in women’s bathrooms Play spaces mostly occupied by women, men are perceived to be hitting on other moms Shamed by family and neighbours, inept at raising kids Education & Gender Angier and Chang – Gray Matter Paull – Fiscal Study
Elementary/Primary EducationGender segregation in seating, interaction, address, play line of difference that can be drawn at any time in schools Borderwork: interaction across gender boundaries that can serve to either undermine or reinforce those boundaries Gender segregation in student-teacher interaction: girls as fringe elements, appearance vs. academic performance links btw reinforcement, perceived ability, and educational goals girls more likely to praised on appearance/good behaviour; not told how to improve when they do badlyteachers answer more to boys and elaborate responses Entity approach: idea that each individual has a fixed amount of ability revealed by performance (intelligence as fixed)Empirical evidence: boys not trying hard enough (high potential) girls already doing the best they can (low potential) - given less feedback, teacher will take over task for themwomen see their ability lower, take fewer risks, error reinforces parents thinking science is harder for girls; less likely to purchase math and science books for girls What about the boysboys, not girls as disadvantaged - ADHD and Ritalin use among boys; blaming feminized teaching Boys are overrepresented and the system prefers girls Calls for re-segregation by sex, or boy-friendly teaching methods oboys need male teachers; blaming socialization for issuesomedicalizing and medicating natural behaviours Not ALL boys disadvantaged, low SES, aboriginal status, visible minority, blames girls’ success and boy’s failures on feminist initiatives for gender equality High School/Secondary School Gender gaps in dropout rates – boys drop out more often than girls, but racialized status more important than gender Gender gaps in SAT scores – different preparation and diff outcomes; early parental behaviour translates into diff outcomes Compared to the US, internationally girls do better in math and science University/Post-Secondary Overall gains: gender gap in uni has reversed more women than men BUT… gender stratification among academic disciplines; humanities overly female vs. engineering overly male Vertical stratification among female faculty members (lower pay than male colleagues) Gendered practices, performances, preferences Innate Differences (biological) - hormonal and neurological Constructed Differences (social) - embodiment and expression of social expectations and constraints, power relations Alternatives to polarized approach? Significant differences among gender categories, other sources of diff, high discriminationGendered Politics Key TermsDiscomfort Equation Martin – Gendered Body

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