Discrimination Gender Roles
Boys and Girls Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, that’s what little boys are made of.
Discrimination in Society • Education • title IX • Boys get more attention, harder questions • Media • Childrens books: 1:95 female : male characters • Girls ‘docile, doll like’, boys ‘adventuresome, wild’ • TV shows – Ninja Turtles • Music • Video games
Discrimination in Society • Workplace • Between ages of 25-65, men earn $1 million more than woman (both with college degrees) • Women’s starting salaries 11% less than men’s • Women encouraged to take “mommy track” • Sexual Harrassment
Nature vs Nurture • What influences gender roles? • Disney • Nature – genetic pre-disposition? • Nurture- how you are influenced by society? • Pop - Sweden • Storm - Canada
Gender Dysphoria "Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. "Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. Gender Dysphoria: The condition of feeling one's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one's biological sex http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Gender-dysphoria/Pages/Ruthsstory.aspx http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKPrdeLb2cI