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Date Created: 04/17/16
Notes for 04-11-16 Gender and Power Power o What does power look like? o How does it manifest itself? o How is power related to resources? o What are some examples of resources that may influence power? o How does power differ by gender? o How is it similar? o Is power different for different groups? o Power is relational o Evaluated based on: The source Manner it is __Employed__ Intended effects of its use Bases of Interpersonal Power o Reward Power- ability to reward another person o Coercive Power-“blackmail” o Legitimate Power- right to influence another o Referent Power o Expert Power- presumed knowledge o Information Power- content of a message Power in Different Relationships o Families o Often based on control of economic resources o Women gain power by controlling __emotional_ resources o Limited usefulness in formal social institutions o May come from building coalitions Couples o How needs, goals, interests, etc. influence the other person o Less powerful vs. most powerful __visibility__ o Marriage __________(is/isn’t) for you (may not need to be married) Gendered Power o Women Maintain relationships Attend to others o Men Avoid vulnerability Have the answers Relational Effects of Power o Successful couples can be identified by: o Their ability to notice and __respond_ to one another o Tune into emotion o Be open to influence o Unequal power does not support these foundational elements of a relationship Relational Effects of Power o _Attunement_ o Feel: understood that they mattered were respected, heard o Listening Validation (women more likely to support) o Influence: Vital Builds trust Builds relationship resiliency trust partners to respond to feelings/concerns can be assertive_ Consequences o Depression o Anxiety o Invalidation of identity o Limited emotional attunement o Limited vulnerability o Erode trust o Destroy mutual responsiveness o Destroy shared investment o Limit flexibility o Place excess burden Violence and Victimization o Topics Sexual Harassment Abuse Family Violence Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Rape Offenders Resources Sexual Harassment o Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual Harassment o 2 basic types: Quid Pro Quo Hostile _Environment_ Before you act, think … o “Would I want my spouse, child, parent, or significant other to see/listen to this behavior?” Unlawful Harassment Reporting Procedures o Report it to immediate _supervisor, excluding the person accused of harassment. o File a report with an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) officer. o Allegations will be investigated and a determination will be made. Family Violence o What is family violence? Domestic abuse Neglect, physical abuse (actual or threatened) of a current or former intimate partner, child, or elder Can be: (involves a systematic pattern) Sexual Verbal Emotional Psychological _Material_ Financial Intimate Partner Violence o What is IP violence? Any abusive behavior between _Sexual_ intimates Physical Sexual Emotional Psychological Average of 7 times before the victim will leave. Rape o “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim” Discussion of The hunting ground o What are the stats on rape? Statistics One of five (20%) college females will experience some form of dating violence A survey of adolescent and college students revealed that date rape accounted for __67_% of sexual assaults More than half of young women raped (68%) knew their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance Six out of 10 rapes of young women occur in their own home or a friend or relative's home, not in a dark alley More than 4 in every 10 incidents (over 40%) of domestic violence involves non-married persons
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