But often fall between the two the feminist theory

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but often fall between the two. The feminist theory focuses on problematizing gender norms (like traditional views of women as submissive) and trying to change societies view on that.
* what is intersectionality, and how/why is it important: Intersectionality focuses on race, sexuality, sex orientation, disability and culture and how they all intersect. Focuses on minorities, identities and how they all come together to change people’s experiences. “Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphillis Study” by Allan M. Brandt * what was the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: A study focusing on the progression of the syphilis symptoms and disease. * who was being studied in this project: African American men with syphilis. * how did this study violate ethics? (i.e., were the subjects told the true purpose of the study? what were other ethical violations in this study?) Men were targeted from a specific low income area (meaning that they would most likely want to partake in the study to receive free health care). In actuality, the patients who thought they were being treated were not being treated at all or not with the proper dosages to treat syphilis. Got to the point where the US military would not treat these participants because it would ‘conflict’ with the study. Many men died from a disease that could be easily treatable with penicillin. “Little White Lies: Race, Dildos, and American Culture” by Allison Kavanagh Alavi * what were dildos historically used for? Dildo’s were used to treat Hysteria in women (no longer a disorder-womb disorder) how did it become purely a sex toy: Sexual liberation in the 1960s-1970s led to women using it to get an orgasm. Vibrators and dildos became more discreet, compact, and inexpensive. * what is Alavi’s methodology? Looked at measurements (content analysis), skin tone, packaging, marketing of the dildos. what are her findings? think about the appearance of the dildos, how the dildos are described on the packaging: Darker dildos: more graphic, detailed, bigger, darker descriptions (bad boyz). Lighter dildos: smaller, less detailed, kinder words in marketing display. * what is the result of these differences in appearance and packaging? i.e., what is the message being conveyed about black men: African American men were being portayed as more animalistic and criminal (influenced by past history of white men making black men more sexually deviant and dangerous). “The Death of the Stork: Sex Education Books for Children” by Wendy Simonds and Amanda M. Jungels * what is Simonds’ and Jungels’ sample? i.e., how did they conduct their research: Children of different ages. * according to the reading, what are some limitations with these books? hint: think about the following, how these books:
^ give children overly simple anatomy lessons of boys versus girls: ^ give vague sexual information that reinforces heterosexual sex ^ portray gay/lesbian sex as deviant ^ discuss topics like masturbation, sexual abuse, and rape “Going Too Far? Sex, Sin, and Social Policy” by Susan Rose * what kind of approach does the U.S. generally take to sex education?

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