1. Sports and Gender Socialization
a. Boys’ participation in sports is roughly one and onehalf times that of
i. Athletic participation must be viewed as more than just “play”.
1. This promotes a greater equality in society or it can leave
some people behind.
2. The Media and Gender Socialization
a. Newspapers, magazines, televisions, movies and the Internet are strong
sources in stereotyping.
i. Male characters are typically aggressive, constructive, and direct.
ii. Female characters are portrayed to use their feminine wiles to get
what they want by acting helpless, seductive, or deceitful.
b. Reality TV shows are an example of gender socialization that may portray
i. The ultimate prize now on these shows is either money, or
“winning” a person.
1. The person “won” is usually dehumanized and sexualized
during the series.
a. An example TV show is The Bachelor and The
i. Contestants are often labeled as: bitch,