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Lecture 36

SOC 153 Lecture 36: gender

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SOC 153
Steven Nelson

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Gender Gender is the part that is constructed by us and society ● It is the social meaning of masculinity and femininity ● It is a set of expectations concerning what males and females should be Gender is the part that is in our control ● We ”do” gender, we accomplish it, just like we perform our roles ● It is how we look, feel and behave ● Society creates gender rules, standards and we must respond Social: ● Attitudes ● Behaviors ● Characteristics Masculinity: ● dominant ● Independent ● Strong ○ Actually are stronger due to biological reasons ● “Wears pants” ● Very sexual ● “Date women” ○ This depends on the individual’s sexuality Femininity: Women are seen as the opposite of men, even though most sociologists say that we overlap in many ways. ● Submissive ● Dependent ● Weak ● “Wears skirts” ● Nonsexual ○ Women have some
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