Written Paper #1
After watching the films, write a response paper (4-5 paragraphs) based upon on the following questions:
1) Are the differences between boys and girls based upon biology, or are they just social constructions? Include educational material to support the position.
2) How could children learning specific roles for boys and girls be harmful to society? Include educational material to support the position.
3) Are the gender roles for boys and girls as limiting as in previous generations or are they beginning to change? Include educational material to support the position.
Submit your completed APA formatted assignment as either an .RTF or a .DOC file to this drop box by the due date listed in the Course Schedule in the Course Information section of Content.
After carefully reading the instructions, I will then chose literature that pertains to the issues in the above directions. These issues will be investigated and written about in my own words, in APA style, and to the best of my ability. I will write in a non-biased fashion, keeping in mind that what I write may be read by anyone. This paper will be free of judgments, racism, and given every opportunity to be written in truths and observations by myself, and only by me. This paper is written solely for my SOC101C15 online class.
Gender is not something we are born with, and not something we have, but something we do, something we perform (Butler, 1990).
Society has had rules and boundaries about gender roles since the dawn of man, going as far back as caveman. Men were the bread winners, or the hunters, and women were the gatherers and in charge of the raising the children and taking care of the home while man was away. These ideals stayed the same for thousands of years. While man was physically built with larger muscles and
References: Eckert, Penelope and McConnell-Ginet, Sally (1997) Language and Gender. Second Edition. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved From: http://www.stanford.edu/~eckert/PDF/Chap1.pdf Butler, Judith (1990) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Retrieved From: http://autof.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/butler-judith-gender-trouble-feminism-and-the-subversion-of-identity-1990.pdf