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WGS Quiz 1
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social construction theory
a social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society
systems of inequality and privilege
divide something into 2 parts and define them as mutually exclusive and in opposition
assumption that everyone wants to get married, have children, etc.
inscribing gender on the body
our understanding of the body can not exist outside of the society that gives it meaning
ex: blue vs. pink
dolls vs. action figures
a social constructivist approach to understanding the body does not recognize attributes as arising out of cultures in which the body is given meaning
women's studies has its origins in
the women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s
A person's race is considered a Master Status category
to dichotomize means to divide something into two parts and define them as mutually exclusive and in opposition
-influences youth by passing on views from parents to children, or siblings to one another and so on
-rolls such as "mother doing housework" and "father supports the family"
-influences youth by teach certain views in school
-trans girl caused an upset in her school system because she wanted to change in the girls locker room, but the school would not support her
-whatever party is in the majority can influence youth by putting their viewpoints out through laws
-fight for gay rights and for same sex couples to legally have the right to marry
-has large influence on society, what they portray affects how people interpret things
-generally in romantic movies, the relationships are heterosexual which then seems like the 'norm'
-many religions have restrictions for women and how they should be treated
-people experience prejudice in regards to the religion they follow
-can be seen in Muslim religion and with stereotypes in the Jewish religion
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