Defend the Argument That the Typical Gender Socialization Processes Reflect
Defend the argument that the typical gender socialization processes reflect the greater value placed on men and masculinity as compared to women and femininity.Provide at least three specific examples of how this manifests to support your argument.
Explain Nancy Chodorow's feminist psychoanalytic theory of gender development and outline at least two contemporary critiques of her theory.
Dan and Mark are brothers who play together in a group daycare setting.Dan is in pre-kindergarten,and he knows he is a boy and feels strongly that boys should avoid activities or qualities associated with girls.Mark is in second grade,and he knows that he is a boy and will remain a boy even if he were to put a bow in his hair or wear high heels.Using gender schema theory and related concepts,describe what each boy likely knows about his own gender.In addition,predict how each boy would likely act if invited to play with a doll or other stereotypically feminine toy.
Describe the social construction of gender specifically in terms of books marketed for children.What are at least three different ways in which girls and boys are represented in books that shape gender development?