Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, Week 2 of Notes
Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, Week 2 of Notes WGST 1101 - 001
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Date Created: 01/23/16
WGST 1101 – January 20, 2016 Lecture Who/what decides one’s sex? Is it accurate to use only two sex identifications? Why is an athlete a “male” because one is too good to be a “female”? gender – refers to complex set of characteristics and behaviors prescribed for a particular sex by society and learned through socialization experience (ex: socialization of children through toys) feminine masculine androgynous gender identity – refers to a person’s innate, deeply felt psychological identification as a man, woman, or some other gender, which may or may not correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth woman genderqueer man gender expression – refers to all of the external characteristics and behaviors that are socially defined as either masculine or feminine, such as dress, grooming, mannerisms, speech patterns, and social interactions feminine androgynous masculine cisgender – someone who is not transgender transgender – umbrella definition for someone whose gender identity is not the same as the sex they were assigned at birth transition – process of changing one’s gender expression to match their gender identity genderqueer/gender diverse/gender independent/gender creative a term applied to someone who does not identify with the gender binary preferred gender pronoun (PGP) – the practice of asking individuals what pronouns they use for themselves in an effort to respect the diversity of gender identities beyond man and woman why “preferred?” self-identification is not debatable essentialism – the idea that women and men have essential, unchanging (or unchangeable) natures, based in biology “nature versus nurture” the debate surrounding to what degree something is natural to a human being versus something that is nurtured by their society (example: Tender Years Doctrine – judicial presumption divorce cases that gives custody of young children to the mother. Most states have eliminated this doctrine) role – pattern of behaviors prescribed for individuals playing a certain part in the drama of life stereotype – composite image of traits and expectations pertaining to some group…that is persistent in the social mind…typically an overgeneralization of characteristics
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