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Gender Neutral Childhood Possibilities

http://rt.com/news/sweden-toys-catalogues-gender-527/ This article discusses how a Swedish toy company has reversed gender roles in their holiday catalog. Girls are playing with action figures and boys are playing with doll houses. Also, Sweden has proposed using the pronoun “hen” to replace … Continue reading

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For what are you responsible?

I read a book about phenomena in the field of social psychology called “Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion,” which explained that since there is too much information in existence for humans to process, there is a tendency to compartmentalize information … Continue reading

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Ask Me Why I Wear Pink.

I am in an Education class where we go to a local elementary school once a week to observe children in reguards to a topic we have every week. Last week, we were dicussing gender and children. We brought up … Continue reading

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Free Choice?

“William Wants a Doll. Can He Have One?” resonated with a particular family experience of mine. The “Stalled Revolution” of child rearing that Martin describes is definitely apparent in families today (Martin 458). Martin’s argument is that this stalling of … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as free choice?

The documentaries “The Business of Being Born” and “Diagnosing Difference” show that medical professionals and the medical industry give patients such as pregnant women and transgender people an illusion of free choice.  Yet both groups of people suffer from standardized … Continue reading

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What is Oppression?

Oppression: imposing power over others in unjust, discriminatory ways.  Oppression: forcing compliance with certain societal standards, or otherwise imposing unfair treatment, judgments, and limitations.  Oppression: being forced to identify as female or male.  According to marriage or drivers’ licenses, even … Continue reading

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Dr. Pepper Ten Ad Critique

Overall, I think the purpose of this advertisement is to say ‘men can drink this low calorie soda, even though diet sodas are stereotypically associate with women’.  The goal is to take away this gender divide and make it okay … Continue reading

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Women’s changing professional attire

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-colorful-evolution-of-newswomens-attire/2012/11/26/361e914e-2eb4-11e2-beb2-4b4cf5087636_story.html This article focuses on how women in broadcasting have seen a change in the acceptable wardrobe standards.  A few years ago, short hair and two piece suits were mandatory.  The article describes how women “bundled up their breasts to … Continue reading

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Video Game Character Sex Change?

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/super-dad-hacks-video-game-transforms-hero-his-daughter-1C7040451 This does not necessarily pertain to the division of labor we are currently speaking about, but I thought this article was extremely relevant to our class. It describes how Hoye, the father of a three-year-old daughter, hacked a Legend … Continue reading

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Halloween Costumes Reinforce Gender Binary

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/10/24/a-halloween-gender-binary/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving+%28Sociological+Images%3A+Seeing+Is+Believing%29 I came across this website will looking online for Halloween costumes and I found it fascinating.  It shows how different the same costume can play out for males and females. The website pairs the female and male version to … Continue reading

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