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Current Social Issues Presentation #2

Andrew Ferrara

on 6 November 2012

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Transcript of THE FAMILY

Gender and the Family by Andrew Ferrara Bread Winning Alpha Father TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES
WITHIN THE FAMILY Support system involving two married individuals
providing care and stability for their biological offspring AMERICAN FAMILY STRUCTURE Two parent nuclear family has become less prevalent
and more alternative family systems have arisen Contributing Factors: Divorce Single Parent Families Teen Pregnancy Homosexuality Adoption Homemaking Subservient Mother Obedient and Gracious Children Do you agree or disagree that it is much better for everyone involved if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and the family? 1977-- 66% Agree 2003--41% Agree Gender stereotypes distort individual personalities and uniqueness THE PROBLEM OF SPECIFIC GENDER ROLES
WITHIN THE FAMILY Traditional male gender roles caused problems for intimacy with the spouse and strained relationships with children Entrapment of Women into Subordinate and
AND HOW THEY ARE VIEWED SAME-SEX-COUPLE FAMILIES 115,000 Same-Sex Couple Households with Children THE ISSUE: Same-Sex Environment is Not Healthy
for a child's Development Social, Psychological, and Scientific Journals have reported this notion as FALSE SOURCES: http://web.campbell.edu/faculty/vandergriffk/FamGender.html http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1802/decline-marriage-rise-new-families http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-03.pdf http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/302319/gay-parenting-bad-kids-charles-c-w-cooke?pg=1 http://www.divorcerate.org/ http://singleparents.about.com/od/legalissues/p/portrait.htm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/working-moms-the-data-and-the-politics/
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