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Sexism Presentation

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Suzanne Voigt

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By Joseph Pak & Suzanne Voigt
Key Terms Defined
Botkin, Jones, and Kachwaha define sexism as, "a system of advantages that serves to privilege men, subordinate women, denigrate women-identified values and practices, enforce male dominance and control, and reinforce norms of masculinity that are dehumanizing and damaging to men" (2007, p. 174).
Femininity & Masculinity
These terms are opposed:

One meaning superior and the other being inferior

Masculine = strength
Feminine = weakness
Female Body Image
Women self-objectify more than men
about the way they look
ECHD 8190 Social Justice
University of Georgia
Who is your favorite female Disney Character? Why?
Who is your favorite male Disney Character?
Small Group Activity
How does Sexism change your view of these Disney characters?
Additional Resources: Sexism
Understanding Prejudice: http://www.understandingprejudice.org/links/sexism.htm
(NOMAS) National Organization for Men Against Sexism: http://www.nomas.org/
Teaching Tolerance: http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/sexism-identification-activism
Femininity and Masculinity are not biological but are the result of our social constructs (p. 316)
Disney's Portrayal of Masculine vs Feminine
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people" (p. 318)
It is hard to define Feminism = lack of understanding
Women's Lib = Women wanting to be equal with men
Which men do they want to be equal with?
Leads to:

Low self-esteem
Anorexia and Bulimia
Low confidence in their abilities

Self-Objectify = diminished success in life
& political efficacy
First Impressions
How do these images promote or demote positive body image?
Miss America
Body Image

Manhood is demonstrated for other mens' approval...

Consequence of Sexism

Homophobia is a central organizing principal of our cultural definition of manhood.
Salad Story
First Impressions
Male Body Image
Man or Woman?
muscularity-focused body image
leads to:

lower self-esteem
greater social physique anxiety
How do these images promote or demote positive body image?

Social Construct
Based on heteronormativity
Masculine & Feminine Rolls Opposed
Sexual Harrassment:
Third Wave Foundation
Additional Resources: Sexism

The Office of Violence Against Women

The Cottage

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault


Adios Barbie
Barreto, M., Ryan, M. K. & Schmitt, M. T. (Eds.). (2009). The Glass Ceiling in the 21st
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Berge, B. (1999). Action Research for Gender Equity. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.

Ceci, S. J., & Williams, W. M. (Eds.). (2007). Why Aren’t More Women in Science? Top
Researchers Debate the Evidence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Iversen, T., & Rosenbluth, F. (2010). Women, Work, and Politics: The Political Economy
of Gender Inequality. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Lorber, J. (2011). Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics (5th ed.). New
York: Oxford University Press.

Lott, B. E., & Bullock, H. E. (Eds.). (2007). Psychology and Economic Injustice:
Personal, Professional and Political Intersections. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mundy, L. (2012). The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners is
Transforming Sex, Love, and Family. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Valian, V. (1998). Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. Cambridge, MA: MIT

Watt, H. M. G., & Eccles, J. S. (Eds.). (2008). Gender and Occupational Outcomes:
Longitudinal Assessment of Individual, Social, and Cultural Influences. Washington, DC: American Psychologic
Feminism = struggle to end sex oppression (p. 339)
Adams, M., Blumenfield, W. J., Castañeda, C.,
Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zúñiga, X. (2010).
Sexism. In A. Adams, B. Castañeda, & C. Hackman (Eds.), Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (pp. 315-369). New York: Routledge.
Parent, M. C. (2013). Clinical considerations in
etiology, assessment, and treatment of men's muscularity-focused body image disturbance. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 14, 88-100. doi: 10.1037/a0025644
Additional Literature
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