What is straight privilege What are examples 9 Conclusion Tuesdays lesson Men

What is straight privilege what are examples 9

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What is straight privilege? What are examples? 9. Conclusion Tuesday’s lesson: Men & Masculinities Be sure to fill out final participation response: Assigned Material: Wade and Marx Ferree “Performances” p. 67-85 o Subtle gender patterns as consequence of social interaction o We aren’t just socialized as children, process on-going o Sometimes its easy to follow gender rules, other times it isn’t o -social media pictures o -some gender rules are rigid others more flexible
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o -Poll: how often do you follow gender rules o -more comfortable with girls non-conformity than boys o -child rigidity with gender is a learning phase more than biological disposition o -they play with it, and participate in their (and others) gender socialization o -gender norms as children aren’t set, because we aren’t ‘finished’ when we become adults o -learning model of socialization: it’s a lifelong process o -gender rules can be pleasurable: enjoy opportunities to do gender elaborately o -breaking gender rules as a ways to communicate lesbian identity o -What gendered practices do you do out of habit, what do you do out of pleasure, what do you do because you’re being observed, and what do you do because of policing? o -What gender norms do you find pleasure in? What gender norms irritate, frustrate or hurt you? o -How are these norms (or your experience of them) shaped by race, class, sexuality, nationality, or ability? o -sexual minorities may feel more comfortable with gender nonconformity if they’re in tolerant spaces, whereas sexual minorities in less tolerant place may feel the need to hyper-conform to gender norms Shaw and Lee “The Social Construction of Sexuality” o -sexual scripts: reflect social norms and practices; provide frameworks and guidelines for sexual feelings and behaviors; shape how people develop a sense of their own sexual lives o -focus on virginity as indicator of female moral worth, despite women being sexualized o -sexual identity: person’s attraction to/preference for people of a certain gender (romantics and/or sexual) o -hetero, homosexual, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexuality, queer (gender queer), dyke, butch, femme, o -whether gay relationships mimic heterosexual ones o -coming out/in the closet o -homophobia and heterosexism o -compulsory heterosexuality, heteronormativity o -NOTE: some laws about heterosexual scripts, family, and reproduction were also racist/eugenicist o -women as mothers can be important politically o -relationship between imperialism and heteronormativity o -different sexual scripts exist for white/black men and women o -distribution of power in sexual relationships (because they occur in a society that assigns power based on gender and other systems of inequality and privilege) o -Andrea Smith: heteropatriarchy—the dominance associated with a gender binary system that presumes heterosexuality as a social norm (also called heteronormativity) o
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