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Transcript of Gender Presentation
Gender in America
Overview of Gender
Presented by Jillian Guillermo
precaution vs. discrimination
How does the social construction of gender affect individuals in American society?
The social construct of gender inhibits advancement and provides foundations for stereotyping and discrimination
respond to new situations
fit others into a
Rigidly structured concepts of gender ignore and alienate those who do not identify themselves within the typical gender binary
Traditional notions of gender clash with modern concepts of family and relationships.
Gender roles limit individuals' capabilities to pursue professional success.
Taking it to the Next Level
Why did I choose this topic?
sex vs. gender
view themselves as both woman and man
presenting themselves as the opposite sex
view themselves as neither woman nor man
do not view themselves as entirely woman nor entirely man
male-to-female transgender person
used restroom closest to gender identity
managers called authorities
resulted in ban
possibly "unintentional" form of discrimination
gender as an attempt to "oversimplify" individuals
denying the complexity of humankind
those who diverge from model still considered "unsuitable"
most modern families are not nuclear families
sexual minority families often rejected by community
claimed to provide fewer "family values"
"In contemporary North America, “family values” serves most often as an ideological code among social and religious conservatives to conjure up a set of ambiguous moral beliefs specifically in response to a perception of declining morality" (Bettinger)
"People who carve out a new gender for themselves instead of choosing one of society's two available boxes often evoke even more distress and opposition" (Cook-Daniels)
sexual minority parents must deal with criticisms
withdraw from child's public life
do not disclose true nature of family
attitudes about masculinity and femininity which dictate an individual's character, significance, etc.
females often subject to harsher consequences of gender roles
women made to choose between work and family
males rarely sidestep career for family
females who start families are given "mother-friendly" jobs
fewer hours (part time)
gender pay gap
"Nearly half of all working Americans are women, yet they earn only about 80 cents for every dollar men earn. This gap increases among minority women and those with disabilities" (Webb)
women worth 4/5 of what a man is worth
sexual harassment in the workplace
female employees more likely to be targeted and harassed, often by male colleagues
why do harassers do it?
assert dominance over an agentic female
prove control to fellow males
prevents females from taking positions in male-dominant fields
something everyone thinks they know about, but few fully understand
selected this topic to learn more about acceptance and maintaining community
personally affected by gender roles, learn to combat oppressive social techniques
targeted toward elementary aged students
bringing awareness to the topic
overall message of acceptance
reshaping community culture
society is constantly changing
educate, embrace, accept
creating a better community, better tomorrow
what is the difference between biological sex and gender?
What is the difference between biological sex and gender identity?
What is another word for the "traditional American family"?
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