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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 3391
Professor
svetelj
Semester
Fall

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1 1. Gender Socialization by Parents a. Parents maintain gender distinctions between boys and girls through  different treatments. i. Boys are thought to be less fragile than girls. 1. Parents are more likely to play with a boy infant more  vigorously than a girl. 2. Parents are more likely to cuddle infant girls, treat them  gently, and provide them with verbal stimulation. ii. Boys and girls are distinguished by their clothing. iii. Their toys distinguish boys and girls. iv. Chores reinforce gender distinctions. 1. Boys are given maintenance chores. 2. Girls are given domestic chores. 2. Peers and Gender Socialization a. Peer groups are powerful socializing agents that can enforce gender  stereotypes. i. Boys are encouraged by their peers to engage in proper  “masculine” be
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