A man and his son were in a terrible car accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the badly injured boy was rushed into surgery. A skilled surgeon was called to the hospital to help save the boy. The surgeon came running into the operating room, looked at the injured boy and said “I can’t operate, that’s my own son!
How could that be?
Significant concept – A person’s gender influences, and is influenced by, their environment
Unit question – How does the language we use contribute to our attitudes about gender?
AOI – Social and cultural aspects of a wide range of environments
SEX AND GENDER ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS
What is your sex?
Biological – male or female. You have no choice
What is your gender?
Social – the construction of male/female identity. The ‘roles’ that men and women play in society. Influenced by many factors: society, education, friends, environment.
Other vocabulary words and terms. In your notebook, record a definition, in language you can understand, for each
- gender neutral
Socioeconomic status: The amount of wealth, earning potential you have . Where you fit on a “low to high” scale in a particular society
Make a list of the major answers that come to mind. Try for at least ten each!
- Jobs strongly associated with men.
- Jobs strongly associated with women.
- Jobs associated with high socioeconomic status.
- Jobs associated with low socioeconomic status.
Which is more acceptable?
- A woman doing a job usually done by a man.
- A man doing a job usually done by a woman.
Explain your answer if you can!