Gender Stereotypes
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What is the impact of gender roles that society creates and enforces?
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Facing Race 2012: "Race and Gender in the 21st Century" [Full Video]

"Moderator: Maya Wiley, Center for Social Incusionhttp://centerforsocialinclusion.org
Panelists: Janet Mock, writer http://janetmock.com
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health http://latinainstitute.org
Michael Omi, University of California, Berkeleyhttp://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty/profile.php?person=11
Christian Sundquist, Albany Law Schoolhttp://albanylaw.edu/faculty/pages/faculty-listing.aspx?ind=Sundquist,%20Chri....

filmed Saturday November 17 in Baltimore, MD at the Facing Race 2012 Conference. http://arc.org/facingrace

"Things are changing fast as new ideas, technology and community assertions change the landscape of racial and gender identities. In this plenary, leading thinkers and activists share their predictions for these changes and thoughts on their strategic implications."


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» Men and Women May Not Be So Different After All - Psych Central News

» Men and Women May Not Be So Different After All - Psych Central News | Gender Stereotypes | Scoop.it
Despite considerable popular literature suggesting a vast psychological difference between men and women, a new study suggests that gender differences are
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A very interesting "scientific" article.  Remember that "scientific" doesn't necessarily mean fact.

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Gender Stereotypes in Media

A compilation of clips from film and television demonstrating the prominence of gender role stereotypes in media. Clips taken from the following sources: 0:0...
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A pretty good montage of gender stereotypes in the media.  Some of the clips are a little "racy." 

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Gender stereotypes easing more for girls than boys

Gender stereotypes easing more for girls than boys | Gender Stereotypes | Scoop.it
If a girl wants to try her hand at baseball or ice hockey, she's likely to be praised as plucky. But if a boy likes the color pink?
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This is a pretty good article on gender sterotypes and how it is easier for girls to break through the barriers than it is for boys.  I agree with many points.  One of my favorite quotes of the article is by Anne Fausto-Sterling, a professor of biology and gender studes at Brown University.  "Kids explore, sample, test and learn,"  she wrote ina Psychology Today blog.  "They should have the freedom to do this and the strength to grow into interesting human beings."

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Gender Gap Widens - New York Times

Gender Gap Widens - New York Times | Gender Stereotypes | Scoop.it
Gender Gap Widens
New York Times
To the Editor: Re “Girls vs. Boys” (Visuals, Feb.
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Gender-Sensitive Language

Gender-Sensitive Language | Gender Stereotypes | Scoop.it
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This is a very interesting handout on gender-sensitive language!  One of my favorite quotes is, "Words matter, and our language choices have consequences. If we believe that women and men deserve social equality, then we should think seriously about how to reflect that belief in our language use."

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Some practical tips on gender-neutral/gender-sensitive (English) language use.

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Gender Roles-Interviews with Kids

A great example of children before they've grown into adults and have been completely socially engineered and manipulated, generation by generation. You will...
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Very interesting video on gender stereotypes and roles.  I especially, found the "duties" of the different sexes and the responses from the kids to be worth a chat!

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