Gender and Deviance
1. Please use this thread to review the explanations of deviance in chapter 9. How are these explanations related to gender stereotypes?
Gender and Violence
2. Chapter 9 presented rape as a form of violence against women. Did any of the examples and/or explanations surprise you? Why or why not? What kind of impact do you think this form of behavior has on women?nd Violence
Gender and Power
3. Why is gender inequality in politics and the military important in relation to gender inequality in society as a whole? What can be done to alter discrimination in politics, the military, and society as a whole?
4. Over the course of the semester, we have studied quite a few ideas on how exactly people develop their gender. We have looked at physical influences, feminist and developmental theories, social influences, etc. throughout the life span. We have also explored different ways that our sex and gender affect our lives (e.g., experiences in school, religion, personal relationship, job selection/experiences, health, deviance/crime, politics, etc.). Now that you have had some time to think about it, how do you personally think that people develop their gender? How does sex/gender impact us? In your own life, how have sex and gender limited you or allowed you to act in a certain way or get involved in particular kinds of activity?