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  • Social Constructionist And Biological Origins Of Gender
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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...
  • Traditional Gender Roles
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    Gender Roles in Children's Books: An Examination of Little House in the Big Woods and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone People use several different classification systems to help organize a complex society. For example, scientists use a system composed of hierarchies in order to place animals in their proper kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. By creating this classification system, people of society are better able to understand the relationships that these animals h...
  • Situation Comedy Dependent On Stereotypical Representations
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    Stereotypical representations, what does this mean? Well a stereotype is "an inflexible and simplified representation of individuals based on generalizations about a particular social group"; a representation is "the process by which a media text represents an idea, issue or event to us". So a stereotypical representation is a representation of an individual based on generalizations about a particular social group. So in which ways are situation comedy dependent on stereotypical representations?...
  • Ideal Male Female Role In Society
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    Time and time again gender-conflict is brought to the attention of the public in various forms. In our time someone who wants to make a point about gender-conflict and the inequality that is present will be more likely to use television or song to reach their audience. This however is a fairly new technology. Books or some form of writing on the other hand have been around for thousands of years. Gender-conflict is nothing new. It is not as though one day it just came out of no where. It has bee...
  • Gender Oppression
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    Through the mass media, our patriarchal capitalist system has created the illusion that Women's Liberation has progressed when gender equality policies were introduced, such as "equal salaries" and the right to vote. It has convinced the common North American woman to believe that she is not socially restrained, that her accomplishments can be unlimited, that she is in total charge and control of her life. However, conventional norms veiled deeply and expressed indirectly in the mass media conti...
  • Gender Role In Today's Society
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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....
  • Facial Messages And Gender Display Rules
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    Non-verbal communication is defined as communication without words. (Devito, 116) Throughout your interpersonal interactions, your face communicates many things, especially your emotions. (Devito, 125) Women are stereotyped in today's society as to being more emotional than men in emotional settings. Not in all instances is this true, however, men feel they need to set a strong, domineering, display of their emotions and the way they react towards certain emotional situations. Gender display rul...
  • Male Sex Organs Superior To The Female
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    It is generally agreed that Aleister Crowleys approach to sex magick, and in fact to his religious tradition as a whole, was phallic. He described it in this way repeatedly and enthusiastically. This might lead us to wonder whether Crowley was sexist, and whether he considered the male sex organs superior to the female, and by extension, the male superior to the female in general. There has been surprisingly little discussion of this important issue in O.T.O. publications. Recently the Outer Hea...
  • My Father's Preparation Of Food
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    Essay Assignment Through past interpretations relating food and gender, one can observe a struggle of "power" in the once female dominated kitchens. Although food has been known as a female oriented subject, a male presence in the kitchen particularly involving the preparation of meat, has become prominent in the kitchens of today. With the increase in equality involving the preparation of food, it is likely the kitchens of tomorrow will be filled with both male and females participating on the ...
  • Word Girl
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    Gender issues have been a popular topic in literature for centuries. Authors of both genders have used this theme to address the role of men and women in the culture and time period they represent. Much of Alice Munro's work addresses theses issues in several aspects such as work and work divided by gender. Her 1968 short story "Boys and Girls" demonstrates this theme using several different motifs and symbols. The most predominant being the horses, Mack and Flora who embody the attributes the c...
  • Gender Role
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    In 1952, few Americans were familiar with the concept of transsexualism. It was difficult to understand or acknowledge that "gender" was not synonymous with "sex"; that is, most people believed that the anatomy with which a child was born would indisputably influence his or her behavior, disposition, career choices, tastes and sexual preferences in one of two ways: male, or female. It was in that year that Christine Jorgensen was born. Christine Jorgensen was in fact a pseudonym for a 26 year ol...

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