Masculinity and femininity 2


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Masculinity and femininity 2

  1. 1. Masculinity and femininity By: Erica Marzullo and Lindsey LoGrippo
  2. 2. Difference with Communication <ul><li>females </li></ul><ul><li>~ women like to have more intimacy in a conversation and enjoy feeling connected to the person they are speaking to </li></ul><ul><li>~ women don’t try to be the superior one in a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>~ women communicate to build relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Males </li></ul><ul><li>Men like to give information in a conversation while remaining independent of the other person </li></ul><ul><li>Men are comfortable telling others what to do and enjoy appearing “superior” </li></ul><ul><li>Men communicate to share information, solve problems and solve expertise </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Male Brain <ul><li>Statistics show that the male brain weighs 11-12% more then the female brain. Men’s heads are also 2% larger then women’s. In the past, society has used this research to try and prove that men are smarter then women. But, it has been proved that men only have larger brains because they have a larger muscle mass and a larger body that requires more neurons in the brain to control. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brain Facts <ul><li>Males have 4% more brain cells then women. This explains why women are more likely to get dementia. </li></ul><ul><li>Men have more neurons in the cerebral cortex but women have a more developed neuropil (space between cell bodies) which allows for communication among neurons. </li></ul>
  5. 5. the female brain <ul><li>Women have a larger corpus callusum which allows women to transfer data through the left and right hemispheres faster then men. Men seem to be more left brained while women have greater access to both hemispheres. Women also have larger frontal and temporal lobes related to language which explains women’s superiority in language-associated thoughts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Brain Facts <ul><li>It has been scientifically proven that on average men excel more in mathematics then women do because they have a larger inferior parietal lobe. </li></ul><ul><li>Women have a more limbic brain which helps them get in touch with other people’s feelings and express their feelings better then men. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How society views males brains
  8. 8. How society views female brains
  9. 9. The results of the survey <ul><li>In our survey people were asked in numerous questions which sex is smarter </li></ul><ul><li>On the male survey 62% of males believed that females were smarter </li></ul><ul><li>38% of males said that they believed that they are the smarter sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all females believed they were the smarter sex. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Masculine roles in society <ul><li>Americans in today’s society still believe that men should be the main source of income and the providers for the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Males should also be the stronger sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Men get more respect for having sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Men should never show their feelings to their friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree with these statements? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Results from the survey <ul><li>51% of males said that men should be the providers of the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all females stated males as the stronger sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Every single female stated that males get more respect for having sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 31% of males stated that they would feel less of a man if they showed their feelings to their friends. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What do you consider masculine? <ul><li>If a male enjoys doing “women activities” would that make him seem gay? </li></ul><ul><li>55% of males said no 45% of males said yes </li></ul><ul><li>What manly activities do you do for fun? </li></ul><ul><li>86% of males listed sports such as football, lacrosse, hockey, and motocross </li></ul><ul><li>8% of males listed sexual activity </li></ul><ul><li>6% of males said they enjoy eating sandwiches and raw eggs as their manly activity </li></ul>
  13. 13. feminine roles in society <ul><li>Sports, working out, and physical activity are just for men </li></ul><ul><li>If a women has sex she is a whore </li></ul><ul><li>In high school girls are promiscuous </li></ul><ul><li>A women should fill the role as Mrs. Cleaver from Leave it to beaver and create that type of family </li></ul>
  14. 14. Results from the survey <ul><li>All the women answered no to sports, working out and physical activity are only men's activities. </li></ul><ul><li>All the women answered no having sex does not make you a whore. </li></ul><ul><li>All the girls answered yes in high school girls are promiscuous. </li></ul><ul><li>18% of females answered yes that is how a family should be </li></ul>
  15. 15. What do you consider feminine? <ul><li>All the women said that women are viewed as pretty and nice in our society. </li></ul><ul><li>If a women acts more put together would that make her appear more masculine? </li></ul><ul><li>23% of women answered yes </li></ul>
  16. 16. Related to Twisted <ul><li>females </li></ul><ul><li>One question on the survey was what would you do if a naked picture of you got around? </li></ul><ul><li>Most girls answered that they would be embarrassed but they would stay strong. </li></ul><ul><li>Males </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do If you came from a dysfunctional family? </li></ul><ul><li>Most men answered stay strong and deal with it </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever been arrested? </li></ul><ul><li>31% of males said they have been arrested </li></ul>