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Gender
Gender
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  • 1. GENDER What is gender? DEFINITION: Gender refers to what it means to be a male or a female in our society and culture. Gender is socially constructed and determines the roles, behaviour, activities and attributes that a particular society considers appropriate for men and women.
  • 2. Gender is not the same as sex!Gender is different to sex (the biological differences between males and females). Gender describes the roles of males and females. We will look at…-How have gender roles of men and women changed throughout history?-What influences gender roles?-What are some gender stereotypes?-How is gender represented in film?
  • 3. Gender StereotypesDEFINITION: A stereotype is an oversimplified and conventional idea or image, used to label or define people or objects.The media plays a powerful role in influencing the way we view gender.Q. What gender stereotypes do the following images portray?
  • 4. How do each of the following influence conceptions of gender? You can discuss these with fellow students at your table, then write your ideas on a Word doc in your laptop. Email to andrew.d.robinson@det.nsw.edu.au• Family• Friends• Ourselves• Society• The media• Art• Culture (popular; sub-cultures)

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