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  1. 1. What Boys and Girls Are Made of: Gender and Sexuality Lakeside Student Sponsored Day Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  3. 3. Agenda• Gender Differences• Gender Bias• Gender Bias and Girls• Gender Bias and Boys• Gender and Sexuality Paradigm• What Can We Do?• Discussions• Resources Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  4. 4. Disclaimers andOther Food for Thought Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  5. 5. Gender DifferencesRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  6. 6. Gender BiasBrash IntuitiveTroublemaker Well-BehavedStrong DelicateCompetitive CooperativePhysical EmotionalSilent VerbalClever PrettyMistake-Prone PerfectBelligerent Nice Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
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  11. 11. Process BreakPlease gather by gender groups: -Women/Girls -Men/Boys -Neither/BothHow do you experience gender? What pressures do you feel, and what messages do you get? What happens as you conform or defy gender norms? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
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  13. 13. Girls and Gender Bias Where Does it Lead? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  14. 14. The “Good Girl” in Conflict Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  15. 15. The “Good Girl” in the Workplace and Home Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  16. 16. BeautyThe “Pretty Girl” on Beauty Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  17. 17. Boys and Gender Bias Where Does it Lead? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  18. 18. The “Tough Guy” in Conflict Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  19. 19. The “Tough Guy” in the Workplace and the Home Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  20. 20. Psychic Dissonance, Health, and Violence Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  21. 21. Gender and Sexuality Paradigm Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  22. 22. Process BreakPlease discuss with a partner or two:Are you… -internalizing and conforming to gender norms and stereotypes -feeling pressured to conform to gender stereotypes -little affected by gender stereotypes -actively non-conforming to gender stereotypesWhat are the positives and negatives of where you are, as far as you can tell? How are you rewarded or punished for where you are? What are the specific questions or concerns that come up? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  23. 23. What Can We Do?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  24. 24. What Can We Do as/for Girls?• Learn the difference between self-sacrificing and good.• Talk and think about something besides your looks.• Value the quality of your relationships, not the quantity.• Look to diverse women mentors.• Role-Play difficult conversations. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  25. 25. What Can We Do as/for Boys? • Learn the difference between strong and tough. • Talk about feelings and relationships. • Make it okay to be vulnerable. • Look to diverse male mentors. • Understand societal homophobia. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  26. 26. What Can We All Do?•Develop and practice strong interaction and social skills. • Accept nontraditional family and relationship models. • Look for diverse role models of all GSD identities. •Learn about gender and sexuality diversity. •Analyze “norm”, “normal”, and “good”. •Seek healthy outlets for their feelings. •Respect and nurture your true self. • Make informed choices. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  27. 27. Media Literacy• Choose and engage with media critically.• Clarify your values and seek congruence from media.• Spend your money critically.• Think critically about friends and media they engage in.• Talk to others about media literacy. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  28. 28. Undoing Gender and Sexuality BiasRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  29. 29. Questions and Comments Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  30. 30. Presenter Information Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee 6th Faculty and Professional Outreach Seattle Girls’ School 2706 S Jackson Street Seattle WA 98144 (206) 805-6562 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  31. 31. Resources• Joshua M. Aronson, Ph.D., “Improving Achievement & Narrowing the Gap,” Learning and the Brain Conference, Cambridge, MA, November 2003• Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference.• Miss Representation, documentary film on media and women• United Nations Population Fund Statistics on Gender Equality as of 2005• Learning to be critically literate of mass media• Media Guide for Parents and Educators Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  32. 32. Gender Specific Resources• Jennifer Bryan, various trainings and publications on gender and sexuality diversity, From the Dress Up Corner to the Senior Prom• JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters, How Girls Thrive• Jackson Katz, Tough Guise, Wrestling with Manhood, The Macho Paradox• John Medina, Talaris Research Institute, various studies on early gender differences in competition and play• Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls• Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out, Odd Girl Speaks Out, Curse of the Good Girl• Michael Thompson, Raising Cain, Speaking of Boys, It’s a Boy! Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (