Class Notes (835,107)
Canada (508,933)
Sociology (170)
SOC 1200 (135)
Lecture 24

SOC 1200 Lecture 24: Lecture 24

3 Pages
Unlock Document

SOC 1200
Susan Miller

o982 Sex vs. Gender Sex = biology Physical characteristics  Gender = social expectations of behavior What people in community expect of us due to our sex Expectations can change over time Biology DOES NOT  How do we learn the motivation/rules to act properly when it comes to gender? Gender script Represents processes through which we become   masculine/feminine acording to expectations of our community Begins at birth   Already have labels and expectations   Causing your child to internalize By age of 3, children already have gender preferences in terms of toys Has NOTHING to do with physical makeup o E.g. color blankets in hospital, children’s toys, boy/girl bathrooms in school Groundwork is already in place for power distinctions between males and females  Relationships in terms of sports, etc.  Everything the male is taught, compred to the female is “better-than” Differences in our expectations E.g. competitiveness, being assertive, emotioal displays (women are more emotional), use of language E.g. word bitch = assertive female o Used to demean an action/posture – social control
More Less

Related notes for SOC 1200

Log In


Join OneClass

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

Sign up

Join to view


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.