November 3, 2010
There are many aspects of manhood and masculinity which several people have not taken
into account. Rotundos American Manhood, takes a look into the history and troubles of
manhood in eighteenth and ni
October 20, 2010
In history, the idea of manhood was often regarded as a concept that had always been the
same and will always be the same. Yet, Rotundos American Manhood reveals an alternative to
true manhood: a cultural innovati
Almost all natural behaviors are declared masculine/feminine
o Central to socialization
Are we all caught in a system that doesnt make any sense or are we all behaving as we must
because we are following some underlying cause?
1780-1960 99% of
How to write a paper in this class:
o Only use quotes when you really need it
o Don't use 'I' very often
o More of your own voice, rather than just stating evidence
o Dont generalize
Simone De Beauvoir
o Is she confident or dealing with feminini
LAST PAPER !
The late 20th/early 21st century slump in male achievement relative to female
achievement has produced a host of biological and cultural explanations. Can any of
them be trusted as objective truth? What do you think is happening?
In What Ways Does Mosse Extend and Deepen Your Insight Into the History of
Manhood, or Did Rotundo Say it All?
Stereotypes didn't exist in earlier times
o Science advances caused people to be seen as "types" with set att
Discuss the Following Statement: "As we would expect, the norms for manhood became
more serious and
intelligent as American society matured"
In the beginning of the Book
Sex - biological differences between men and women, Gender - cultural meanings
As Simone De Beauvoir Matured, How Did Her Understanding of and
Relationship to Femininity Change?
At first, she was encouraged to have an education because of the fact that her family
didn't have a lot of money
o Education import
How Should Intelligent People Use - And Not Misuse - Animal Behavior To
How to Use Animal Behavior:
o To get a better understanding of maternal instincts
o To see where the aggressiveness in males come from
Males are natura
September 15, 2010
Femininity in Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
As girls become women, their views on gender roles, family, education, and life in
general grow with them. When they are younger, especially in the time of Simone De