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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012

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Karen Horney and Masculinity Complex by Azadeh Azad07-Jun-2012 The Masculinity Complex Despite rejecting the Freudian concept of ‘penis envy,’ Karen Horny agreed that women were often embarrassed by their feminine role and envied men. In fact, in several of her essays, Karen Horney developed and restructured the concept of ‘masculinity complex,’ akin to Adler’s ‘masculine […]

Conceptualizing Gender (2)

May 4, 2012

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Post-structural theories by Azadeh Azad03-May-2012 For a deeper understanding of the concept of gender, we need to get acquainted with theories that focus on the social and cultural construction of gender. These theories include Structuralism, Post-structural Theories and Semiotics of Gender, Gender as Performance and Performativity, Psychoanalysis, and psychological anthropology. 2. Structuralism Structuralism is a […]

Conceptualizing Gender (1)

May 4, 2012

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Conceptualizing Gender (1)Sex roles theories by Azadeh Azad27-Apr-2012 The concept of gender is as problematic as the “nature versus nurture” argument. The terms “sex,” “female,” and “male” are biological terms, based on verifiable physical differences. However, to be born with a sex, female or male, in any society does not mean to be born gendered, […]

Gender identity and children who struggle with it

April 23, 2012

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By Janice D’ArcyPosted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 Gender nonconformity is a new term for many of us, but for some families it’s an issue that has gone unrecognized for too long. Increasingly, more families with children who struggle with gender are speaking out and asking for more rights and more inclusion. One high-profile story […]

‘Gender (in)equality not linked to Islam’

April 22, 2012

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Equality between Muslim men and women has little to do with religion, says Gönül Halat-Mec. DW’s Klaudia Prevezanos spoke to the family lawyer and member of the of the annual German Islam Conference. Deutsche Welle: What’s the situation regarding equality between Muslim men and women in Germany? Gönül Halat-Mec: You have to differentiate: It always […]

Opinion: The crisis of gender inequality among African Americans runs deep

April 15, 2012

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Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 6:00 AMBy Times of Trenton guest opinion column AP/Courtesy of Du Bois familyThis is a copy of an undated photo of the DuBois family showing W.E.B. DuBois, center, with his wife, Shirley Graham DuBois, left, stepson David DuBois, and daughter, Yolanda DuBois. The photo was published in the 1978 book […]

Breadwomen

April 15, 2012

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‘The Richer Sex,’ by Liza MundyBy RACHEL SHTEIRPublished: April 13, 2012 Five or six years ago, my mother and I sat in a darkened theater talking about a couple we knew. The wife was an executive with Ivy League degrees. The husband had some nebulous part-time job, but mostly he stayed home with the kids. […]

Stay-at-Home Fathers and Breadwinning Mothers : Gender, Couple,Dynamics, and Social Change

April 13, 2012

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by Noelle ChesleyGender & Society 2011 25: 642 I examine experiences of married couples to better understand whether economic shifts that push couples into gender-atypical work/family arrangements influence gender inequality. I draw on in-depth interviews conducted in 2008 with stay-at-home husbands and their wives in 21 married-couple families with children (42 individual interviews). I find […]

Sweden’s New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen

April 12, 2012

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A country tries to banish gender. By Nathalie RothschildPosted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees. Standard parental leave runs at 480 days, and 60 of those days […]

Moral ‘Crimes’ Land Afghan Women in Jail

March 30, 2012

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By ROD NORDLANDPublished: March 28, 2012 KABUL, Afghanistan — Asma W., 36, ran away from her husband after he beat her, threw boiling water on her, gave her a sexually transmitted disease and announced that he would marry his mistress. Fawzia, 15, took refuge with a family that drugged her and forced her into prostitution. […]

Madonna, Naked Hunks, and Anal Intercourse: Long Live the Feminine World

March 10, 2012

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Marten WeberPosted: 03/ 9/2012 For most of human history, we lived in male cultures. Men hunted and warred, women raised children, cooked, and gathered or cultivated food. Roles such as these are inscribed into the psyche of many nations and are almost universally codified in sacred texts. Today, we are living in a feminine world […]

Women and the Leadership Gap

March 5, 2012

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Mar 5, 2012 It’s been almost a half-century since the modern women’s movement began. So why aren’t more women in positions of power? Leslie Bennetts reports. When a Congressional committee hearing presented an all-male panel of witnesses to discuss female contraception last month, Rep Carolyn Maloney made news by demanding, “Where are the women?” Her […]

Explainer: Gender Identity issues

February 25, 2012

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Image: Vincent Yu/AP/Press Association Images THIS WEEK, a television advert by bookmaker Paddy Power that was labelled as “deeply transphobic” by an Irish transgender support group was suspended from UK television and most Irish TV stations. The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) had said that the advert made transgender people feel “mocked and ridiculed” and […]

For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside Marriage

February 18, 2012

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By JASON DePARLE and SABRINA TAVERNISEPublished: February 17, 2012 LORAIN, Ohio — It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage. […]

James Jackson: Violence isn’t just a ‘man’ thing

February 11, 2012

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By James Jackson GateHouse News Service Posted Feb 10, 2012 The Sun-TimesJames Jackson Today the Pentagon announced that it is opening more than 14,000 jobs to women in the military, though not in direct combat roles. As violence spins out of control in Syria, news reports will say “including women and children” when reporting casualties. […]

Gloria Steinem on Rape in War, Its Causes, and How to Stop It

February 8, 2012

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Feb 8 2012 A victim of a 2011 mass rape attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo poses for a photo, her identity concealed for security reasons / AP It doesn’t matter where you look; sexualized violence is intrinsic to conflict. Qaddafi’s soldiers committed rape in the last days of Libya’s regime. The Egyptian military […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

Expensive Egos: Narcissism Has a Higher Health Cost for Men

February 5, 2012

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ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study published in PLoS ONE. The personality trait narcissism may have an especially negative effect on the health of men, according to a recent study. (Credit: © lunamarina / Fotolia) “Narcissistic […]

Male and Female Behavior Deconstructed

February 2, 2012

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UCSF Team Uncovers Genes Influenced by Sex Hormones that Control Masculine and Feminine Behaviors in Mice By Jason Bardi on February 2, 2012 Hormones shape our bodies, make us fertile, excite our most basic urges, and as scientists have known for years, they govern the behaviors that separate men from women. But how? Now a […]

Male and Female Behavior Deconstructed

February 2, 2012

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UCSF Team Uncovers Genes Influenced by Sex Hormones that Control Masculine and Feminine Behaviors in Mice By Jason Bardi on February 2, 2012 Hormones shape our bodies, make us fertile, excite our most basic urges, and as scientists have known for years, they govern the behaviors that separate men from women. But how? Now a […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

Beyond macho: defining a man’s world

January 28, 2012

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By DONNA NEBENZAHL, Freelance January 28, 2012 Marc Lafrance teaches courses on masculinity at Concordia University. “If we can get men to feel that their lives don’t need to correspond to this mythic machismo, that will open them up to life experiences,” he says.Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS THE GAZETTE, Freelance The male stereotyPe of the […]

Beyond macho: defining a man’s world

January 28, 2012

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By DONNA NEBENZAHL, Freelance January 28, 2012 Marc Lafrance teaches courses on masculinity at Concordia University. “If we can get men to feel that their lives don’t need to correspond to this mythic machismo, that will open them up to life experiences,” he says.Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS THE GAZETTE, Freelance The male stereotyPe of the […]

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias

January 23, 2012

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By JENNY SOFFEL – Associated Press | AP – Mon, Jun 27, 2011 STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys. In this Monday June 20, 2011 file photo, children play in the garden of “Egalia”, […]

FATA political representation: One woman talks about gender equality

January 22, 2012

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By Sumera KhanPublished: January 22, 2012 Young Dur-e-Shahwar, who is in her 20s, was only woman amongst tribal elders who gathered for a jirga in Peshawar  ISLAMABAD:In the conservative society of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) where women are rarely seen in public, Dur-e-Shahwar embraced the challenge of representing the women of Mohmand Agency […]

New Legos aimed at girls raise questions about gender and play

January 19, 2012

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Thu, Jan. 19, 2012By CHRIS O’BRIENSan Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — The week before Christmas I found myself staring at the half-empty shelves in the Lego section of the toy store trying to select an appropriate kit for my 6-year-old daughter. If you know Legos, then you know the difficulty of that quest. […]

Dress Code Aims to Prevent Sexual Violence at Cameroon University

January 9, 2012

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09 Jan 2012 10:00Source: Content partner // Global Press Institute BUEA, CAMEROON – Ludwig Metuge, director of student affairs at the University of Buea in southwestern Cameroon, says that campus authorities have been sending students home in the past year for behavior he calls alarming. He says students are wearing inappropriate clothing, such as lingerie, […]

Songs about sex – how they affect kids

September 9, 2011

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Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at the trend of increasing use of sexually explicit lyrics in music. Their findings, published online in Springer’s journal […]

Songs about sex – how they affect kids

September 9, 2011

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Do sexualized lyrics in popular music have an impact on the sexual behavior and attitudes of adolescents? Researchers Cougar Hall, Joshua H. West, and Shane Hill from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, take a look at the trend of increasing use of sexually explicit lyrics in music. Their findings, published online in Springer’s journal […]

How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

Women ‘back to 1950s’ in recession

July 6, 2011

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Monday, 04 July 2011Women in Northern Ireland are being driven back into the household due to the global recession, according to a new report which likens the current situation to that of the 1950s. The study ‘Women on the Edge of the NI Economy’ looks in detail at the place of women in the labour […]