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What is defining sex

Physical identification of male/female

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What is gender

Interpretations of sex from society

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What are stereotypical female attributes

soft, gentle, nurturing, obedient, elegant, emotional, feminine

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What are stereotypical male attributes

bread-winner, protective, masculine, emotionally strong, dominant, financially stable, powerful

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Define Subservient

Prepared to obey other unquestioningly

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Define Inequity

Lack of fairness or justice

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Define Liberation

A sense of freedom or salvation

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Define patriarchy/patriarchal

A form of social organizations where the male is the head of the family and title is traced through the male line.
A patriarchal society is one that awards higher rank, power and importance to men, who are seen as leaders

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Define matriarchy/matriarchal

A form of social organizations where the female is the head of the family and title is traced through the female line.
A patriarchal society is one that awards higher rank, power and importance to women, who are seen as leaders.

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Define Maternal

Characteristics of a mother figure. Instincts of nurturing qualities

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Define Paternal

Characteristics of a father figure. Instincts of protective qualities

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What is a dominant reading

A dominant reading is a desired effect from the author and their intention of a product. For example, Cinderella: an ideal image of romantic love.

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What is an alternative reading

A alternative reading is slightly different from an intended response

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What is a resistant reading

A resistant reading is an alternative reading that contradicts the intended response and has underlying contextual responses. For example, Cinderella: shallowness of men and their discerning from looks

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What is a feminist reading

A text interpreted based on the representations of women.

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What is a marxist reading

A reading interpreted based off of class struggles. Often these involve a person from a lower class overcoming the power which those in upper-class hold.

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What are gaps and silences

Gaps and silences are the areas in a novel where people feel there was insufficient information and unanswered questions

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What is the effect of gaps and silences

1. Affects your overall judgement off the novel
2. Sparks creativity to cultural assumptions and interpretations in relations to our own experiences
3. Without our own assumptions, novels aren't seen as interesting or exiting to read causing alternative/resistant readings