POLB50Y3 Lecture Notes - Sexual Identity, Canadian Content, Elections Canada

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Week 9
Gender:
Differences(physiological) between Masculinity or Femininity
Men perceived as strong, aggressive and brave
Testosterone has an effect on men
A lot of identity construct by the way people see it
Women perceived as less aggressive, nurturing, caring
We have visions of what we see in a political leader
Politics:
Men have dominated politically in western societies
In Canada, women were able to vote
Women do not participate in politics where combativeness is necessary
If women participate in political setting, they are expected to behave in a particular
way as leaders and were expected to act tough and violate gender norms
If women act as women, we perceive them positively as women but negatively as
leaders
Sexual orientation: focus on life courses of men and women
Liberal leadership rights being won
Ontario elected its first female premier
Homosexuals spend their whole life conceal their sexual identity. Why?
Sexual identity is something people are born with and existed, exist as long as it
exists
Notion of gender identity fundamentally unnatural
Civil rights of United States: all people grouped together to represent their equal
rights
Gays, lesbians and the social movement had a different approach
Broad based social movement political movements and interests groups seek to
achieve political objectives, change the society in which politics play out
Parades, campaign starts
Small actions combined to justify on changes on how people speak and act and the
culture that they possess
Social movements political movements target cultural and policy changes
Appeal to people who oppose you.
Description of how social changes occur
Any decisions made by society changed the way in which society worked
Role of state:
Does society shape the state?
Different way of looking at it: think of the state as separate from society might be the
first problem
State is embedded in society
It is just people.
Every aspect of state involves individuals interacting together
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A lot of identity construct by the way people see it. We have visions of what we see in a political leader. Women do not participate in politics where combativeness is necessary. If women participate in political setting, they are expected to behave in a particular way as leaders and were expected to act tough and violate gender norms. If women act as women, we perceive them positively as women but negatively as leaders. Sexual orientation: focus on life courses of men and women. Homosexuals spend their whole life conceal their sexual identity. Sexual identity is something people are born with and existed, exist as long as it exists. Civil rights of united states: all people grouped together to represent their equal rights. Gays, lesbians and the social movement had a different approach. Broad based social movement political movements and interests groups seek to achieve political objectives, change the society in which politics play out.

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