WOMEN'S GOSSIP TOPICS 1. Other women 2. News 3. Relationship problems 4. Other people's relationships 5. Sexual relationships 6. Friend's weight gain 7. Soap operas 8. Other women's boyfriends / husbands 9. The mother-in-law 10. Celebrities
Agree or Disagree?
Men are good listeners
http:// www.youtube.com / watch?v = wJv1pLDHmak & feature = related
Agree or Disagree?
Women care more about their personal appearance than men
Men’s cologne commercial
What does this commercial say about “real” men?
“ manly man”/”real” man doesn’t care about hair products, etc
“ Man Exchange” How does the media show us what is masculine? Woman exchanges her “metrosexual” boyfriend for a “Bud Light” man
Power + Skin care How does this commercial show us what is masculine? Why is this commercial different from the other two?
The Dove commercial shows us that you can be powerful and caring
Big, nice, masculine car & baby
Man on motorcycle with little dog on his back
Therefore, you can care about your skin/appearance but be masculine (it’s okay to be metrosexual, it’s not a bad thing)
= buy Dove Men’s Care!
The other two commercials show us that “real men” are not metrosexual and do not care as much about their appearance
Personal Appearance, continued
Facials, manicures for men
Positives: “metrosexuality” changes traditional stereotypes—more acceptable for men to care about appearance, etc
A study from the University of Nebraska Lincoln found college women to be more conscious of their weight and more likely to diet than college men. Among men, 45.2% were overweight or obese, compared to 13.9% of women. But 57.4% of the women said they needed to lose weight, compared to 28.6% of the men.
Women in the Workforce
Women and education
There are an estimated 781 million illiterate adults in the world, about 64% of whom are women. (UNESCO)
There are 103.5 million out-of-school children, of which 57% are girls. (UNESCO)
84% of parliamentary seats across the world are held by men (United Nations).
For every dollar men earn, women earn 78 cents (US)
Men are 4 times more likely to join an internet dating website.
Men are 2.7 times more likely to become involved in a road traffic accident.
22% of men and 14% of women reported being unfaithful in their marriages (USA Today Report, 1998)
Therapist Peggy Vaugn in “Monogamy Myth” says 40% of women and 60% of men will cheat in their lifetime (2003).
Agree or Disagree?
Men are better at math/maths than women
Long debate of whether biological differences or stereotype of society
There are differences in brain, but women can be just as good at math as men
Many people say women don’t perform as well in math because they are told they won’t perform as well as men
Helen Reddy- I am woman
Written in 1975
Women’s Movement, women’s rights
I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back and pretend 'Cause I've heard it all before And I've been down there on the floor No one's ever gonna keep me down again Oh yes, I am wise But it's wisdom born of pain Yes, I've paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to I can do anything I am strong (strong) I am invincible (invincible) I am woman You can bend but never break me 'Cause it only serves to make me More determined to achieve my final goal And I come back even stronger Not a novice any longer 'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul
Oh, yes, I am wise But it's wisdom born of pain Yes, I've paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to I can do anything I am strong (strong) I am invincible (invincible) I am woman I am woman watch me grow See me standing toe to toe As I spread my lovin' arms across the land But I'm still an embryo With a long, long way to go Until I make my brother understand
Oh, yes, I am wise But it's wisdom born of pain Yes, I've paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to I can face anything I am strong (strong) I am invincible (invincible) I am woman Oh, I am woman I am invincible I am strong I am woman I am invincible I am strong I am woman