In today’s day and age women face a lot of discrimination from men. According to Steckley, discrimination is, acts by which individuals are differentially rewarded or punished based on their membership in a social group defined by class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and so on. (410) In Nelsen’s book he talks about a specific party scene that is designed for women and only women. This type of party is a tool party, but tools for women. It’s a place where women are allowed to go and learn about what is said by society as to be a ‘man’s thing’.
What is Gender ? Gender means those characteristics which defines or explains if someone is masculine or feminine according to their behavioral differences, for example how they dress or act towards others, the kinds of work they do and their status in society. Gender refers to the social attributes and opportunities associated with being male and female and the relationships between women and men and girls and boys, as well as the relations between women and those between men. Some critics argue that gender roles in modern society are based on women being inferior to men. I agree because of a countless observation at social arenas, such as workplace, the average household, educational institution, and even in our nation’s government.
Fantasies for men are more from memory and based on past or present sexual encounters. (The Journal of Psychology124 (4) pg 427) More specifically women fantasizes have been shown to contain themes of passivity, narcissism and sadomasochism. (Wilson & Lang, 1981; Porto & Couture, 1977; Wilson & Lang, 1981). Men fantasizes are characterized as more active, aggressive and impersonal. Men have fantasizes to have sex with numerous persons, which is not preferred by most women in their fantasies.
The article clarifies how genders react to metamessages as well as how they can retrieve them and apply them to their daily conversations. Tannen explains how women retrieve metamessages into negative ways while men are more literal in their words. Her article states that metamessages can be found through silence, body language, listening signals, the misuse of pronouns, even regular conversations. Tannen explains the essential role metamessages play in relationships by exploring genders from their childhood friendships to their “cultural differences” and how they affect the communication in their intimate relationships (200). Tannen’s article is based on her theory of relations between men and women which states that men tend to be more literal about words while women, listen for metamessages in conversations.
“Sex, Lies and Conversation; Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?” Deborah Tannen, in her article “Sex, Lies and Conversation; Why is it so hard for men and women to talk to each other?” describes how men and women communicate differently with one another, and how their differences affect their interactions. Right from the beginning, she talks about how men seem to talk more than women in public situations, but women seem to talk more than men at home (para #1). Her first main point is that the number one reason for broken relationships and numerous divorces are usually a lack of communication (para #3). Tannen describes how most women complain about their men’s lack of communication. She states that it’s not the men lack of communication, but rather it’s that they react and respond differently in conversation (para #4).
This paper will examine these roles in terms of how society sees men and women stereotypically, and how men and women view themselves and each other in terms of stereotypes that are typically ascribed, as well as their own opinions with a survey administered to ten individuals. What I hope to prove is that despite stereotypes playing a predominant role within our society, and thus influencing what people believe about each other in terms of their same and opposite genders, people within our society are able to go against these ascribed stereotypes and be who they want and it be okay. Through use of the survey and my own personal history dealing with gender stereotyping I think I can give a clear idea as to how stereotypes envelope our society, and how people and breaking free from those stereotypes to be more individualistic. The differences between women and men are not solely biological. Our society’s culture has established a set of unwritten cultural laws of how each gender should act, or in other words society has ascribed a stereotype.
Purpose: The author wants people to be aware of the consequences of their action in using social networking sites. Audience: General population. Voice Tone: She is trying to be serious and credible but I find some of the words and examples humorous. Out of all the examples out there in oversharing, she used the South African man calling his boss a serial masturbator. Evidence: Most of her examples come from people she know or are her friends.
People have come to realization that everybody should have the same opportunity to do anything irrespective of their gender or race. Interestingly, I read a cartoon joke in a newspaper that said women need men’s skills and judgments in order to be a good driver. Out of curiosity, I search this particular stereotype on the internet and found out that it is actually not a remote perspective. There are people that believe that women are bad drivers. Several factors that can be considered as the reasons why this stereotype emerges and stays in today’s society such as lame jokes and nature of competitiveness among human being, but, arguably the major reason is gender inequality in society’s hierarchy where men think they are superior and should dominate everything.
Gender and Media In today’s world, the media consists of so many representations and ideas about men and women that though it can be argued that there is no straight-forward effect, it has been accepted that it does in some way affect our sense of identity. The number of hours of television that a person is exposed to in his lifetime does support the argument that a human inadvertently at times uses television as a reference point. For example, fictional romances in television or in the movie shows how one should behaves in a romantic or in a friendly relationship while magazines for women and men churn out advices on all aspects of one’s life from how to manage your finances, how to discipline your kids, how to groom oneself and what the latest fashions are. To understand gender and the media, one needs to understand how feminism, masculinity and gender relations are being constructed in a world filled with rapid changes. From changes in gender relations, introduction of newer media technologies and the variety of control now available today, a multitude of factors influence how gender representations are made by the media.
The most significant part of this theory reveals that men feel that it is crucial to be respected, and it is important to preserve their independence, while women feel that it is more important to be liked, and they are always seeking a human connection. In short words Genderlect is the word used to describe the relationship between a speakers gender and the language that they use. For example, it is stereotypical accepted that women gossip, often discussing personal and domestic issues whereas men communicate at an exposed minimum level only to communicate important topics. This happens also with the sound of voices of different