Class Notes (839,096)
Canada (511,185)
Sociology (2,104)
SOCIOL 2S06 (332)
David Young (323)
Lecture

Lecture 40 - March 17th.docx

2 Pages
93 Views

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 2S06
Professor
David Young

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Description
Lecture 40 – March 17   The theory of cultural feminism • B) Theoretical ideas in cultural feminism o These feminists pointed out that men and women have different social values, and they  suggested that the social values of women were superior to those of men – they  emphasized the positive aspects of what they called “feminine personality”  o Cultural feminists also presented ideas about the role of the state – they argued that the  state and its institutions needed to adopt such positive feminine values as cooperation and  pacifism (non­violence) – the state needs to become less masculine and more feminine  • C) Empirical evidence and cultural feminism o Cultural feminists today point to empirical evidence that the social values of women are  different from men in a number of positive ways – e.g., they identify evidence which  suggests that women have:  Distinctive standards of ethical judgement   A particular style of communication   Capacity for openness to emotional experience   Lower levels of aggressive behaviour   Capacity for creating peaceful coexistence • D) Evaluation of cultural feminism o Strengths  It offers a positive assessment of: women; their contribution to society; and the  social values that are culturally­defined as “feminine” o Weaknesses   Although cultural feminism addresses differences between the social values of  men and women, it does not explain the origins of differences between the social  values of men and women  Liberal feminism • What is liberal feminism? o Liberal feminism is a branch of feminism that emphasizes how women are disadvantaged  by cultural and ideological processes in society o Liberal feminism illustrates theories of gender inequality • Basis for gender inequality o Liberal feminists argue that gender inequality stems from the process of socialization o Suggest we learn gendered behaviour from agents of socialization which are social  institutions – for example: social institutions include; family, schools and mass media o Social institutions encourage boys and girls to adopt behaviours or go into occupations  that are gendered (socially­defined to be masculine or feminine and therefore to be  “appropriate” for their sex) o E.g., historically, boys have been encouraged to be aggressive and independent and  become doctors or corporate executives – girls have been encouraged to be submissive  and dependen
More Less
Unlock Document

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit