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Gender and Sexuality 001 Notes: Week 1

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Gender and Sexuality 001 Notes: Week 1 GSST 001S

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Gender and Sexuality
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Date Created: 10/04/16
G= gender S= sexuality Gender and Sexuality Studies 001 Week 1 Notes 1. Gender & sexuality a. Major organizing structures of social life in all societies b. Systems of inequality 2. Why do people study gender & sexuality? a. Helps increase understanding of how inequalities grow and the consequences 3. History of G & S a. 1970s; wnden’s/feminist studies i. 2 wave feminist movement had a lot of influence ii. Women wanted reproductive rights and work rights b. 2000s; gender and sexuality studies i. LGBTQ influenced this change 4. What is G & S? a. Interdisciplinary field i. Scholars from different fields come together with common concerns about gender and sexuality in their individual fields b. G&S= social systems of inequality and exclusion i. Studied together because they are interconnected ii. Also used to persecute people that don’t conform to gender and sexuality norms 5. Questions to remember a. Why does gender inequality and gender based violence continue to exist in the U.S. and in the world? b. How does gender inequality hurt everyone? c. How can we fight against things like sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia etc.? 6. Gender as a Difference a. Gender= social construct b. Inequalities in g & s are dependent on construction of g & s as being different c. Constructs gender difference d. Sexual dimorphism: there are two and only two sex categories e. The first thing people recognize are sex categories f. How do we try to figure out someone’s sex? i. Physical cues are evidence of sex characteristics ii. Social cues are different depending on the time period and culture 7. Gender Essentialism a. Identifiable essence that makes people male or female i. Grounded in a biological or religious perspective b. Belief that sex and gender are timeless, unchangeable, and unchanging c. All members of the 2 gender or sex categories have traits that are definite and unchanging d. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray 8. Early Social Science Thinking a. Sexual dimorphism is a claim; not fact b. G & S interact and reinforce each other i. Social meanings (gender) are attached to sex, this leads us to believe there are real categories of male and female ii. Gender norms can result in changes in human bodies which means gender can cause sex c. G & S are so interrelated that gender can cause a change in physical sex i. In American society, sex difference is emphasized 1. Changes human bodies d. People are more similar than different e. Gender is socially constructed 9. Our Working Definition of Gender a. Gender: socially constructed and historically variable relationships, cultural meanings, and identities through which socially recognized sex categories become socially significant and used for the basis of gender inequality b. Gender is not: i. sex, and biology isn’t enough to understand gender and gender inequality ii. fixed; it can change with time, place, and individuals c. Gender is: i. embodied because it influences our bodies ii. created by humans as a way to organize people 1. This categorizing has social, political, and economic consequences 10.Interactionist Theories: “Doing Gender” a. Gender happens through interaction i. It’s a routine, methodical, and recurring thing that reinforces the idea of sexes b. We are held accountable for our gender performances; we want to classify each other under the belief of sexual dimorphism 11.Betsy Lucal, “What It Means to be Gendered Me” a. What does Lucal experience? b. People aren’t always easily classified as male or female c. Lucal was treated differently depending on how people perceived her to be d. She learned the interactional rules of men i. Even benefitted from some male privilege


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