SOC275H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: The Affluent Society, Nanny, Social Constructionism

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The famous 5 appealed to the supreme court, and the privy council of england identified women as persons. Hegemonic men embody the qualities of all hierarchies, he is usually from an affluent society, white, wealthy, etc and this standard becomes oppressive to other men. It gives the notion that all men have power over women all the time. Men who can"t or won"t perform masculinity in a subordinated way, allows women and other people associated with him to enjoy that prestigious social position he holds. There is a relational way of constructing masculinity, for example: the male nanny in friends, Ross tried to undermine the nanny"s masculinity by saying he is gay or bisexual. Emphasized femininity : an adaptation to the fact that men have more power than women. We don"t live up to emphasized femininity, but there are moments in the way in which we interact that brings about emphasized femininity.

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