Notes ffrom 4-18
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shabree Bost on Tuesday April 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CDFR 4006 at a university taught by Dr. Kate Harcourt in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views.
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Date Created: 04/19/16
Mothers, Fathers, Paid Care, & Family Care o How do we balance it all? Paid Work and Family Life o Work and Family Life Paid Work versus Unpaid Work Family Work Why do we make assumptions about the types of work men and women should do? Gender activities are culture based Job and Family Commitments o Men: Job demands = limit family time o Women: justify why they are working o Requesting time off for family reasons? Who Does the Housework? o Routine housework task; men reluctant to help o Women do least pleasant task o Men tend do outside chores; dirty chores o What happens if you share the housework before children? Does it stay the same? Mothers, Fathers, and Family Care o Families and Care Care – activity of attending and responding to others Type of loving care and emotional support now, not expected before Home environment = source of suffering and hardship o Gender and Care (stereotypes) All women need to be mothers All mothers need their children All children need their mothers o Images of a Father Moral teachers, family heads Responsible for how the child acts outside the home Fatherhood was an obligation o Images of Motherhood Belonged only in the home Should want children; marry Nurturing; Caring Modern Parenting o Realities of Parenthood Train for all other adult roles; No training for parenthood Lack of sleep; constant vigilance Family Leave Act of 1993 o After Baby Typically mothers take over care Mothers tend to mental and emotional aspects of baby care Grandmothers regularly care for infants Mothers, multitask; Fathers, public settings, sole activity o Why Fathers Are So Important Women enjoy better mental health Men grow emotionally and develop sensitivities that have been assumed to come with being a mother They begin to teach sons and daughters similarly. Children thrive intellectually and emotionally, and develop more balanced gender stereotypes and expectations
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