Flashcards in Gender Deck (18)
What is defining sex
Physical identification of male/female
What is gender
Interpretations of sex from society
What are stereotypical female attributes
soft, gentle, nurturing, obedient, elegant, emotional, feminine
What are stereotypical male attributes
bread-winner, protective, masculine, emotionally strong, dominant, financially stable, powerful
Prepared to obey other unquestioningly
Lack of fairness or justice
A sense of freedom or salvation
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
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.
Characteristics of a mother figure. Instincts of nurturing qualities
Characteristics of a father figure. Instincts of protective qualities
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.
What is an alternative reading
A alternative reading is slightly different from an intended response
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
What is a feminist reading
A text interpreted based on the representations of women.
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.
What are gaps and silences
Gaps and silences are the areas in a novel where people feel there was insufficient information and unanswered questions