WSTA01H3 Study Guide - Final Guide: Gender Identity, Sexual Script Theory, Bw Group


Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Course Code
WSTA01H3
Professor
Victoria Tahmasebi
Study Guide
Final

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WEEK 1
Four important themes
Distinction bw sex, gender and sexuality. Part of our everyday language.
Sex is the conditional theme male or female is defined biological characteristics and properties
of body
Gender is the masculine and feminine characteristics not MALE AND FEMALE. Bodies inhibit
social and cultural characteristics. Thoughts, feelings and behavior associated with masculinity
and feminity.
Gender external and internal dimensions. Is modified, challenged through social interaction and
personal.
Sexuality is designed to produce eroctic desires and pleasures. Supposed to lead erotic arousals
leading to genetical or non genetical. Appropriate sexual script for each particular sexual
Hetrosexism is the belief of superiority of heterosexual. Promotes prejudice. Expressed by
homophobia
Homophobia is irrational hatred and fear of homosexuality
Dichotomus thinking- dimorphism- division of human catogaries of male and female. Sex gender
sexuality system is based on dichotomus thinking classified into divisions of two. Two distinct
identities male and female.
WEEK 2
GENDER BODY- BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF IT
WHAT IS SOCIOBIOLOGY AND WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS WITH THIS APPROACH? QUESTION
Systematic study of biological basis of all forms of social behavior. Maximizes reproductive
structure of human behavior..
Argues that men are naturally polowomen are monogamous
PROBLEMS: 1)THEREOLOGICAL ARGUMENT- REASON AND ARGUE BACKWARD FIRST CONCLUDE
AND THEN ANALYZE then search for evidence. 2) ASSUMES THERE IS ONE EXPLANATION 3)USES
DATA SELECTIVITY 4) SOME ARGUMENTS ARE JUST PLAIN WRONG 5) CONSERVATIVE AND
ADROSENTISM 6) antrocomorphism- human characteristics to animals
WEEK 3
DISCUSS BODY AS CULTURAL CONTEXT AND CRITCALLY ANALYSE IN DICHOTOMUS?
Body is complex structure manipulative and controlled
Gender differences symbolically and materially inscribed in body
Women body portrayed in media
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