Markedness Tannen focuses on the analysis of women in “There is No Unmarked Woman” that women are subjected to prejudice and judgment based by the way they dress. Tannen highlights that there is no unmarked woman. Tannen confirms “marked” as a staple of linguistic theory and as to the way language changes the meaning of a word by adding a linguistic participle that has no meaning on its own. Based on her observation at a small working conference, Tannen points out that women have to make profound decisions regarding their own appearance – hair style, makeup, clothes, shoes, etc. - to avoid preconceptions whereas men can make superficial decisions ranging incomparably narrow.
Culture and Women In “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, and “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl or halfie” by Junot Diaz, both authors elaborate on culture, and how it shapes the outlook on women. In Jamaica Kincaid's “Girl” a mother enforces her cultures strong beliefs on appropriate female behavior onto her daughter. To do so, she displays her parental authority with a series of short commands influenced by her culture. A sense of naivety can be seen in the young girl after questioning her mother's request. The culture associated with “Girl” has a definite attitude towards women, believing they should live a modest, conservative lifestyle.
Anthropology of Gender Critique Neither Man Nor Woman Within our Western culture, we believe that only two genders, which are attached to two sexes, exist. We find it very odd when given the idea that there are other cultures may have more than one gender. However, these sorts of cultures actually exist. Places like India and South America have more than two genders. In the cultures there are men, women, and “hijras”.
Tend to your own tasks, the distaff and the loom, and keep the women working hard as well. As for giving orders, men will see to that, but most of all: I hold the reins of power in this house" Book 1, 89. The audience learns and can tell the difference about gender roles. Telemachus tells Penelope to go back to her loom, meaning women are to do what a man tells them to do, even if it is her own son. Then he tells her to keep the women working hard like it’s their duty and role.
New mothers have to learn and repeat a great array of practices (feeding, bathing, nappy changing, winding, putting to sleep) through which their new identities as mothers are established (Holloway, chp 6, p261). With the mothers having to seek new identities we also can find that majority of mothers still like
IN the early part of her marriage she tried to stay true to the Confucian gender code of women in her house. She said “A women could not go out of the court we women knew nothing but to comb our hair and bind our feet and wait at home for our men.” (Pruitt, p. 55) As time went on she decided to go out and find work to support herself and her children. She worked until her youngest son was married, which was typical Confucian family. Ning followed the Confucian beliefs on a primary duty of women saying “It is the destiny of woman and her happiness to carry on the life stream.” (Pruitt, p. 153) Ning did not follow the rules regarding women
Also, I was very fortunate that I was not a mistress for the trades of my household and I would barter among the other women for the necessities that I would need for my household. Additionally, I would train my daughters for their future wifely duties, and at times I would take in my neighbor’s daughters to apprentice them for the valuable exchange of their labor in my household. Also, if I was to become pregnant, and the time arrived when I would have my child, my neighboring women would spend days with me, giving me all of the emotional comfort and assistance that I would need. In regards to taking care of all of the household duties and outside duties here as a Puritan woman, I would have to say that it is very demanding, but well worth my time and efforts. If my husband were to fall ill to sickness, then I would step up to the plate and take care of all of the household duties in my home and I would also be responsible for the farm as well.
For example, girls will pay attention to how other females act and boys will pay attention to how other males act. These are called ingroup schemas and it is only the ingroup schemas that are paid attention to. The outgroup schemas are ignored as behaviour relevant to these schemas want to be avoided. These schemas are crucial when growing and developing gender as it has been found that sex-typed behaviours, beliefs and attitudes stay throughout childhood, meaning that they could carry a particular view or behaviour for their entire life. There has been research on this theory that supports the suggestions of gender schema theory.
By being an intern for Eleanor Waldorf, she could learn lots of things about the fashion world. At the end, Jenny and her dad decided to do home schooling, instead of going to school. With home schooling, Jenny can do both intern work and still attend school at home. However, after several months being an intern for Eleanor Jenny feels that she cannot expanding her knowledge in fashion, let alone give her contribution to Eleanor’s design. She only sews dress and fit the model into the dress.
Just the Way We Are Everyone thought that there are similar differences between males and females. Both genders are different through their social, emotional and intellectual qualities. Gender roles influence women and men in virtually every area of life including family and occupation, but are women and men subject to different roles or behavior expectations? Gender role by definition is,” the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.” (Dictionary.com). In early American culture it was common for a women’s job to be an obedient housewife in clear contrast to the male’s duty to be a job holder.