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SOC 101 Lecture 3.25.14 - Sex and Gender

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 101
Professor
Professor Hatton
Semester
Spring

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SOC 101 Lecture 3.25.14  Chapter 11 – Sex and Gender  Sex: biological differences between men and women  VS.  Gender: cultural expectations for how to behave and what is appropriate as men and  women – roles are learned through experience and culture  ­Gender is NOT static, it is a social construction – differs from social factors  Cultural Expectations have changed over time:  Picture of Humphrey Bogart ­ thought of as a manly man back then, however in the  picture he is not showing masculinity by today’s standards (body position and language,  small gun, head tipped down, etc.)  VS.  Pictures of Clint Eastwood & Sylvester Stallone – masculinity by today’s standards,  larger gun, shirt off, body language/position, etc.    Gender socialization: process of men and women learning the expectations of their  gender roles  ­studies of parents unconsciously rewarding their sons/daughters differently based  on culture norms of gender  ­Advertisements subconsciously tell kids what they are expected to do based on  their gender – Ex. Rose Petal Cottage commercial  Policing hegemonic masculinity: boys are socially punished when they do not adhere to  what society thinks is masculine or manly – bullied, outcast, etc.  “Dude Yo
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