• Socialization Of Gender Opposite Sex
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    In all aspects of every society, gender identity must be established. It is at birth when an infant (person) is given either a male or female identity. Once the parents have been told, it is then that society will set the example and attitudes for that given gender. "Gender includes a broad spectrum of attitudes, behaviors, and social expectations that we acquire during our lifetimes, through interactions with one another and experiences in various environments (Renzetti, p. 41)." We will ultima...
  • Gender Identity Conflict Child Par Assigned
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    In the story "X: A Fabulous Childs Story," a child is raised as an X. An X is a child who is assigned to a neutral gender by its parents and scientists. The parents of X raise the child to both girl and boy standards. This, however, is just a story. Raising a child with an assigned gender is impossible. Many factors go into the development of gender and gender identity. Theorists state that the issue of gender identity is based on the society where the child grows. Others believe that gender id...
  • Supply And Demand Gender Market Approach
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    Gender and the market are both concepts that carry tremendous power to shape society. Indeed, these institutions are so powerful within society that they can seem invisible and immutable. Each of these influential constructs has become the lens through which a theoretical approach defines and analyzes the world: feminist theory centering on gender, and economic theory centering on the market. Such a primary focus enables each theory to function as an invaluable tool in clarifying complex interac...
  • Human Sexuality Affectional Orientation
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    Explain the components of Human Sexuality. In your explanation include the definition of Gender we constructed in class. The components of Human Sexuality differ, of course, with every individual. With the different components of sexual behavior, attitudes and values related to sexuality, intimacy, gender, gender of assignment and reassignment, gender identity, gender role, gender orientation, social orientation, erotic orientation, and affectional orientation determines our sexual identity. As...
  • Television Soaps The Cultural Construction Of Gender And Representation
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    Television Soaps: The Cultural Construction of Gender and Representation Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will b...
  • Joan Scott Gender Politics Historians
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    In her article "Women's History" Joan Scott states that it is important for historians to be attentive to both "the ways in which politics constructs gender and gender constructs politics." First, definitions for politics and gender will be established in order to analyze Scott's claim. Second, what Scott meant by the claim "politics constructs gender" will be illustrated. Third, the contradictory claim "gender constructs politics" by Joan Scott will be explained. Finally, this paper will evalua...
  • Berdache Gender Berdaches Don
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    Truly, the concept of berdache is very interesting. The berdache is for me a proof that two spirits / genders can be united in a one person. I think that one of the most important thing we can learn from berdaches is that gender is socially constructed. In the past, the Indians expected them to perform some ceremonial rituals. The berdache was respected because being her / his meant being chosen by God- the Moon. The Indian tribes didn't treat berdaches with distrust and disgrace, but even in a...
  • Feminism Conflict Theorist
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    Feminism Paper The goal of this paper is to describe and analyze gender inequality, focusing on the history of feminist ideas. I will start with a basic overview of the entire feminist movement, and will then analyze feminism more specifically. In this analysis I will focus on the different types of feminism. Most notably of these types will be the main groups that consist of socialist feminists, liberal feminists, and radical feminists. I will describe the goals and ideals of these groups along...
  • Gender Roles Media Family Play
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    A secret agent. A professional football player. A fire fighter. These would have been my responses when asked that inevitable question, "What do you want to be when you grow up" Family, Media and Peers are said to have influenced my views concerning the role I am to play society. All of these factors had one thing in common. They all were influencing me to behave according to my gender. Everything from the clothes I wore to the toys I played with contributed to this. Even now as a young adult m...
  • Psychology Harmful And Unequal
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    Psyc 3331 Psychology of Gender Notes 02. 02. 05 Chapter 1 Key Terms Andro centric bias: discipline of psychology that is largely focused on men and describes men as superior and women as inferior. o Bias in Research Methods: bias occurs in every part of the research process-from question formulation and research design to data analysis and interpretation o Blatant sexism: occurs when women are treated in a transparently harmful and unequal way. o Covert sexism: form of sexism that's intentional,...
  • Gender Difference Society Differences Traditional
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    Although Bornstein argues that gender is entirely socially constructed I find it hard to believe that he is completely correct. I do agree that gender is influenced by the world we are born into. I understand that from birth we are partially programmed by our society to become something, but I do not agree that this is the determining factor in what we become as people. I feel that it's only a small part of our modern society (known as traditions) that are fighting to fit us in a certain categor...
  • Gender Many Women
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    SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER Today's society plays a very important role in the construction of gender. Gender is a type of issue that has raised many question over the years in defining and debating if both male and female are equal. Today gender is constructed in four different ways. The first way gender is defined is by the family in which a child is raised. Second is the society in which a child interacts; makes friends and enemies. The third is our school system and our board of education....
  • Gender Identity Disorder Gid
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    (e-mail me and let me know if you use this and how it does) Gender Identity Disorder (GID) As early as the age of four (Vitale, 1996), some children begin to realize that the gender their body tells them they are, and the gender their mind tells them they are don't correspond. The sense of gender and the anatomical sex of a person mature at different times and different regions of the body (Vitale, 1997 b). Sometimes the gender map, the template within the mind of a person that codes for masculi...
  • Gender Selection Pre Sex Society
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    However, there still exist concerns associated with sex pre-determination. Among them are possible sex ratio imbalances in the future, psychological harm to sex-selected offspring (i. e. , by placing on them too high expectations), increased marital conflict over sex selective decisions, and reinforcement of gender bias in society as a whole. (British Medical Association, 1998) What will happen if somewhere one day due to variety of reasons (ex: high rape rate) people will decide to have only bo...
  • Sex And Gender Differences Biological Masculine
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    Sex is a word that refers to the biological differences between male and female: the visible difference in genitalia, the related difference in procreative function. 'Gender' however is a matter of culture: it refers to social classification into 'masculine' and 'feminine' (Oakley, 1972: 16) The main reason that we need to distinguish between 'sex and gender' is because many differences between and males and females are not biological in origin. But the need to distinguish between 'sex' and 'gen...
  • Results In Discrimination Against Women Gender Marshall Socialization
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    In the romantic comedy What Women Want, the protagonist Nick Marshall displays pretentious, arrogant qualities when suddenly an electric shock gives him the unexpected ability to read women's minds. The story follows Marshall as he attempts to manipulate women in his favor with his unanticipated capability. In this screenplay lies an abundance of sociological instances that focus on and relate to gender roles, gender socialization, and social inequality. Gender roles are the specific behaviors a...
  • What Is Transsexualism Term Transsexual
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    WHAT IS TRANSSEXUALISM? For many of us, most psychologists and psychiatrists will acknowledge the fact that transsexualism has its origins in some biologic condition. In studies there have been findings that transsexualism lies in the brain, and is likely a neurologic / neuro physical disorder. There have been many stories based upon transsexualism. What actually is transsexualism and what is the meaning behind it all? "Transsexualism is a condition in which a person experiences a disc...
  • Gender Roles Women Culture Differences
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    Their have been many gender roles over the years, varying and changing rapidly. Margaret Mead was one of the major researchers of gender roles from culture to culture. Most of these gender roles are basically stereotypes, physical differences, differences in cognitive ability, such as mathematics and visual ability. Also there are many personality and behavior differences. Gender roles and what is considered to be appropriate masculine and feminine behaviors in a particular culture. The most we...
  • Importance Of Facial Features Determining Gender By College Students
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    Abstract The importance of facial features in determining gender by college students was evaluated in this experiment. The participants were 62 college students from a small Southeastern university who were shown 48 pictures, 24 males and 24 females. In each picture a different region of the face of the person in the photo was covered. There regions were the mouth and eyes. In 16 pictures the full face was shown. There were eight pictures showing full face, eight pictures showing only the eyes a...
  • Black People Race Gender White
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    Emily W. Gold frank Assignment 3-3 11/14/00 Annotations Wegner & Cra no, 1975 Subjects consisted of 144 students, equally divided with respect to race and gender, from a large Midwestern university. Experimenters consisted of 12 college students, also equally divided with respect to race and gender. Each experimenter tested 3 of each race-gender combination. Experimenters approached individual naive subjects in the hallways of different building throughout the campus. Experimenters waited for a...