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WGS250H5 Lecture Notes - Merriam-Webster, Simone De Beauvoir, Medical Dictionary


Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course Code
WGS250H5
Professor
Karen Kus

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Lecture 1
Stuff is posted on bb
Went over the syllabus (notes on syllabus)
this course is about critical analysis when doing the readings
think of race related things as well
the details of the research paper is on the syllabus and it is 30%
if a hard copy isn’t handed in at the beginning of class it will be
considered late
she does not post lecture notes
keep a copy of all submitted work
final is cumulative
Have the readings done before class (you need to have it done for the
tutorials
you don’t have to do the recommended readings, it’s for personal
expansion
understand the concept in the readings, don’t get caught up in minor
details (for the papers I think)
Course organization
Equity in the classroom
she said she won’t tolerate oppressive remarks
she wants us to be careful with our language and keep it a positive
environment
How to succeed
she hates people being late
she does a quick review before the next class starts
going to your tutorials is crucial
Note: Outer most bullet usually signifies a new slide, the topic or title of the slide is
written next to this bullet to keep track in case notes are not taken for a slide
What is gender
how do we behave according to gender? What are some differences
the way you behave in society, your role
it is different from sex, which is your biological organs
these are socialized behaviours
and we think in terms of masculinity and femininity and if its
natural
Do you believe these behaviours are socialized or natural?
On the board
Characteristics of a woman
submissive
pink
sensitive
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Lecture 1
weak
caregivers
gente
youthful
non-atheltic
emotional
dependant
beautiful
inability to lead
feminine
monogamous
kitchen
nurturing
domestic
petite
when women dress: more skin
skinny
Characteristics of a man
blue
masculine
strong
breadwinners
dominant
aggressive
athletic
rational
protective
independent
handsome
ability to lead
tough
work environment
buff
These are like dichotomies
this is what she means by socialization because women
can be aggressive, dominant and breadwinners for
example
These are constructed they aren’t necessary natural or
inevitable, you learn them
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