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Further Oral Activity: Part 1 Language and Cultural Context
Transcript of Further Oral Activity: Part 1 Language and Cultural Context
Part 1 Language in the cultural context Analysing song lyrics
How does language reinforce stereotypes or culturally received ideas about what different genders do, and don't do, think and don't think? My topic: Language and Gender Britney Spears- Released in 1998 Hit Me Baby One More Time Lyrics in the song that show gender stereotypes of this song: Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears Shania Twain- released in 2002 In My Car (I'll Be The Driver) Gender stereotypes of this song: In My Car (I'll Be The Driver) - Shania Twain Both written by Men
How men perceive women
Reassures the gender stereotype
The outcomes of the two songs The Similarities & Differences in the two songs: Songs really reinforce stereotypes or culturally received ideas about what different genders do, and don't do, think and don't think.
In this case, women
The language in the lyrics further reiterates the stereotypes
Music can represent a number of things, and gender stereotype is one of them Conclusion Let us listen to a verse of the song: "Show me how you want it to be"
"The reason I breathe is you" "I will run around when you ask me for favors"
"I don't mind if you think you're the strong one." Typical stereotypes about women Women are not as strong as men
Women are quieter than men and not meant to speak out
Women love to sing and dance
Women are supposed to be submissive and do as they are told
Women do not have technical skills and are not good at "hands on" projects such as car repairs
Women Can't Drive and Park
Women Are Wimps
Women are flirts
A Good Women stays at home and do housework
Women are responsible for raising children
Women are supposed to make less money than men
women cannot live without men