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Gender

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Transcript of Gender

Gender in Schools
Gender
Chalk Talk
What is Gender?
Our A"Gender"
Gender
Roles
Gender
Stereotypes
What is Gender?




Gender Identity
Gender
Identity
Gender
in Media
Gender
In
Schools
Gender Roles
Gender Stereotypes
What are Gender Stereotypes?
Biased ideas by which males and females are inconsistently assigned characteristics and roles determined and limited by their sex.
Occupations
Physical Appearance
For example, women are expected to be small and graceful, while men are expected to be tall and broad-shouldered.
Personality Traits
For example, most nurses and secretaries were usually women, and most doctors and construction workers were usually men.
For example, caring for children is often considered best done by women, while household repairs are often considered best done by men.
Domestic Behaviors
For example, women are often expected to be passive and unassertive, while men are usually expected to be self-confident and aggressive.
Four Basic Kinds of Gender Stereotypes
Gender & Gender Identity. (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Gender & Gender Identity. (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Gender & Gender Identity. (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Gender & Gender Identity. (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
CliffsNotes | Literature Study Guides | Test Prep. (n.d.). CliffsNotes | Literature Study Guides | Test Prep. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.cliffsnotes.com/
-a set of social and behavioral norms that are thought to be appropriate for a certain sex
-dependent on culture ("Gender Roles")
_Examples of gender role differences throughout different cultures?
What are gender roles?
Age Specified Gender Roles Brainstorm
- Divide into 4 groups
- One group at each poster
- 1 Minute-come up with as many responses as possible with your group
-Rotate to the next poster when specified
Stereotypes regarding gender can cause unequal and unfair treatment because of a person’s gender. This can also be known as
Sexism
Person's innate, deeply felt psychological identification as male or female, which may or may not correspond to the person's body or designated sex at birth.
How you dress, behave, and personal appearance.
Sexual identity is different from gender identity
Gender identity disorder is a conflict between a person's physical gender and the gender he or she identifies as.
Gender Schemas
-deeply embedded cognitive frameworks regarding what defines masculine and feminine ("Gender Roles")
- can be multischematic ("Gender Roles and Gender Differences")
-form our gender roles ("Gender Roles")
Gender & Gender Identity. (n.d.). Planned Parenthood. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Socializing Agents
people who help us to form gender roles ("Gender Roles")
Examples:
parents
teachers
peers
movies
television
music
books
religion
reinforce gender roles throughout the lifespan ("Gender Roles")
parents probably exert the greatest influence, especially on their very young offspring ("Gender Roles")
Gender Roles in other Country's
Women known as prettier sex( heals, no sweatpants
Love outweighs work.
Definition of Gender
"The state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones"
Discussion Questions:
Is there a common theme among females and/or among males?
How does age affect gender roles?
Do you see a change in gender roles through out the lifespan?
Do you feel that gender roles change over if time and if so how?
As time continues do you see gender roles heading in a certain direction? Will they even exist?
Perfect place for a liberal women
Nearly two thirds of degrees are earned by women
Take girl and boy signs off baby stores

Show fairness in your classroom (posters, asking questions)
Select a variety of books ( show male and females)
Choose your words carefully
Be aware of cultural differences
Encourage non-traditional courses
Russia
Sweden
Ways to increase gender equality in schools
- Gender is largely dependent on culture
-Gender roles are constantly changing
- How can you use what you know about gender in your future profession?
Let's Wrap It Up
Musical Reflection
How can you use what you know about gender in your future profession?
Questions to think about:
1. Riley says "the companies who make these try to trick girls into buying the pink stuff" do you agree with her?
2. Why are most toy stores separated into "girl toy" sections and "boy toys" sections?
Gender in Media
Gender is everywhere in media!

Three themes in media:
1. Women are underrepresented, which falsely implies that men are the cultural standard and women are unimportant or invisible
2. Men and women are portrayed in stereotypical ways that reflect and sustain socially endorsed views of gender
3. Depictions of relationships between men and women emphasize "traditional roles".

Wood, Julia . "Gendered Media: The Influence of Media on Views of Gender ." University of Delaware . Version 7 . University of North Carolina , n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2013. <http://www.udel.edu/comm245/readings/GenderedMedia.pdf>.
Magazine Activity
Questions to think about:
1. What caught your eye about the magazines?
2. What images did you cut out and why?
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