GBC Week 11 - Sociological - Sexuality and Gender

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  1. True or false?

    Is sex biological?
    true - yes sex is biological
  2. What is Gender?
    Gender is performative.  it is how we perform daily.  it is how you wear your hear.  how you speak.  it is the colour you wear your hair
  3. Is Gender Identity learned through socialization or through one’s biological sex
    Gender Identity is learned through socialization 

    NOT
    through one’s biological sex
  4. What is Sexual orientation?
    Sexual orientation is a person’s preference for sexual partners
  5. what does Homosexual mean?
    Homosexual is the preference for same-sex sexual relationships.
  6. what does Patriarchy mean?
    Patriarchy: where male dominance characterizes social institutions and leads to the oppression of women.
  7. What is Androcentrism?
    ¨Androcentrism is where male centred norms operate throughout society and are the standard to which all behaviours are held.
  8. What is Androcentrism?
    This is where the male is the norm and othe ppl who differ from the male are compared to the male norm
  9. True or False?
    Are the roles of men and women are dictated by the culture or socially.
    Roles of men and women are dictated by the CULTURE
  10. How is sexuality and how we behave dictated?
    Sexuality and how we behave sexually is socially dictated.
  11. ????? teaches us how to behave, what is acceptable what is not.
    ¨Culture teaches us how to behave, what is acceptable what is not.
  12. ¨In ????, homosexuality was identified in the DSM (Psychiatric Manual for Diagnosing Disorders) as a sexual disorder but then removed in ????.
    ¨In 1966, homosexuality was identified in the DSM (Psychiatric Manual for Diagnosing Disorders) as a sexual disorder but then removed in 1973.
  13. What year was Homosexuality decriminalized  in Canada
    1969: Homosexuality in Canada was decriminalized
  14. What year did Quebec pass the first gay civil rights law?
    1977: Quebec passed the first gay civil rights law
  15. What year was same-sex marriages legalized.
    ¨2005: Same-sex marriages were legalized.
  16. Where does socialization occur first?
    A. School
    B. Family
    C. Media
    B. Family

    Socialization occurs in the family first and then in all levels of school
  17. True or False

    Is culture the most important determining factor in gender role behaviour
    True!  It is the most important factor

    Culture is the most important determining factor in gender role behaviour
  18. Functionalist View
    • says we need someone to take care of the bills
    • says we need someone to work and pay the bills
    • we need gender roles bc we need society to function smoothly
  19. Functionalist View:
    ¨Women: expressive (denotes a concern for the maintenance of harmony) , emotionally supportive.¨

    Men: instrumental (an emphasis on tasks, focus on more distant goals and a concern for the external relationships), practical role.
  20. The Conflict Perspective:
    ¨See gender differences as a reflection of the subjugation of one group (women) by another group (men).

    Subjugation is when one group of people dominating another group by taking away their freedom.
  21. ¨Men originally became powerful in preindustrial times because of their size, physical strength and freedom from childbearing duties – this allowed them to dominate women.

    Which theorist has this point of view?
    you got it -- Conflict!!
  22. Theorists believe women have been subordinated, underrepresented, undervalued and excluded in male-dominated societies

    who has this point of view?
    You got it again

    Feminist

    • Remember there are a variety of theories here:
    • ¤ Some reflect conflict perspective
    • ¤ Some reflect interactionist perspective
  23. Interactionist Perspective
    • ¨Look at the micro level and exam everyday behaviour.
    • Research shows:
    • ¤ 96% of all interruptions in male-female conversations are made by men.
    • ¤ Men are more likely to change the conversation.
    • ¤ Men are more likely to ignore topics chosen by women.
    • ¤ Men are more likely to minimize or trivialize contributions and ideas of women.
    • ¤ Even when in positions of equal power, men are more likely to disregard women’s ideas and to interrupt them more often.
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