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Randa Ashraf Class notes Sunday june 19 Gender definitions Students say : Gender –Biological (sex) plays different roles. Social-male Less social- female mayvbe it is that women are more shy, feminine Female Ferms Herms Merms –made w/ Female parts in male to change those parts for what is socially acceptable Harvard , academic search complete Someone found on google scholar= gender conclusion. Ther impact of gender two exs of two men in environment social environment. 2 men had gender confusion one got married one he didn’t want to get married but his parents didn’t support him. Something called grammatical gender: identity gender confusion racial identity black woman trying to act like a white woman (scream two yesterday) and vice versa. Gender roles and what society expects, perceptions . Elaborate? Just cuz ur female or male their shouldn’t be standards that u have to meet. General ex. Man is choping down trees. Women are expected to be artistic so they saw or knit and it would be odd for a man to saw. Reem got her sources from just google. In our characteristics should focus on their personality not gender EX: like we shouldn’t say women cook better, men are smarter.


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How does family play a role in gender dressing pink? And how parents play a part in what their child studies which differs from their gender roles. Ex. Male designers are rebellious because they do something outside the norm for their gender. Percentage of male to female in art and engineering majors even in here in our university is quite clear. Ex look at the PVA building most girls go to study theater than men and vice versa with engineering. Now, a lot more women go to university than males. Fem/mas what are they? Fem/masculine roles are created by society. Why did society create them?

Boy term = focuses on girls and their mistreatment in education which turns tables on the boy. Hence, the boy losses interest in school and they get defecit disorders. They now neglect females instead of earlier. Popular rhetoric is feminist/ How do we feel about that? Or in general? In general Egypt male dominant how it like it used to be in Egypt. Yeh, depends on the field u study. Based on agricultural org. they let women work to help them women grow crop men do other tasks women didn’t realize how they affected the economy. Org. based in usa. Wikipedia is risky. How do you use it just get sources and look at them down . Don’t use wiki for papers. We talked about ideologies before. *our main question is what is gender from all perspectives? To answer this *what is gender?


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What is gender code? Labeling , expected behavior to specific groups n some danger of that. A code has rules too. *speak from ur own experience n not just living in Egypt? *in ur experience what is the gender code u had to follow? Sexual terminology m/f. (like expectations) Considered deviant female 27-30 Male=maqrriage 20s-35. Malefinancially independent, strong. Maybe that is relative speaking to prof. culture. Male=higher education masters. Women= mass vcom major ok but males in art gets mocked in our culture. “important” practical finding a career that actually brings in income. Image wise=physics, chemistry, bioogy protecting image of fam n be able to support. But females don’t have to worry cuz male breadwinner women just for image, higher education. (import. Of education for female to educate young children but hass to become a housewife very sexist. Guy said girl / reem said very narrow. Hinar said a women can have a career= like in middle class a woman has to have a fulltime career and household duties. Reem said it is very doable. Reem said mom was always working appreciates it now for her education is payed for. Woman teaches here husband very traditional doesn’t change diapers she does everything has made not nanny n sends them to day care she said she has a mid life crisis. Mohamed said both his parents are surgeons. One guy said sports are gender like auc girls fighting for a rugby team and football teams. Big controversy in us one girl wanted to join a football team but let her after a lawsuit. Lower classes=not expected to get finish educaton only high school so it is disrespectful again image so women must be less educated. At home what happens? Women cook and serve. Male just eats. Male focus outside on their careers.


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Religion comes in the male roles. Be open-minded, creative. It is Hypocritical for women to socialize and for men to serve their guests. Our commercials are all women doing house, beauty stuff. Not a women working. That television commercial had a student from here duko. (bereil) Coptic church=separate genders. Better for women to pray at home. Opening a whole new can of worms. Like u don’t want to open that can of worms phase. Males are allowed to go outside of the house. He has no idea if it is instinctive or it is Egyptian Has religion changed through thousands of years? It is all about intentions, reading bible/quran. Cannot kill, steal cod with rules. Code you have its letter of law code and it is spirit You cannot follow the law n look pious n vice versa. Age old problem ppl follow letter of the law but don’t get its ethos. Don’t read the book and the spirit of the law. Brings us back to what society expects of us? Metacognition (thinking about y u do what u do, believe what you believe. *Must know how to criticize, evaluate and change things. What about dating in our culture? auc western habits come to min, culture diffusion some r experienced. Some are pretending to be western. What do you do with conflicting ideologies? Try to find balance between both and know what rules to conform to and to resist from both sides.

Auf satated, “Auc is one perecent of what Egypt’s culture is; we don’t symbolize the major culture.” Reem : also dreams in English


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Male says=egy. Speaking eng show off Fem=its habit of English Arabic is perceived as male n English as seiss feminism lang. Female=no stigma to it. Speaking foreign language is being perceived as spoiled so males don’t want that Islam=no shorts or skirts above the knee and that nature, women must veiled at some point in their life. In The US there are huge success stories of people succeeding in life. Variation education children with no gender playing built in them so they can think for themselves. Can fully resist the code.

There is time to conform n time to resist have to think which is hard work don’t just follow rules cuz rules that don’t makes sense will stick Gender expect… Women must be feminism but muslim women must be veiled. Gender role leaves no room to freedom of gender roles, given small scope of choice. Some flexibility to move within a circle yet not allowed to get out of it. Prof brother told the family he is an atheist successful attorney so for prof to convince him it is hard. Must be advance n know what u believe in/ Profess. Gets to practice what he preaches with teacher but to come face to face with someone diff den u challenge your beliefs.

Assignment deals with gender roles. Flush out the gender code from our own experience. What\s the Steinbeck schema of argument based on of mice n men? Not just argument but practical extreme position vs, human.personal (emotional) position. Punctional/practical. Hwat is the gender code. No sexual activity on campous n do it other place. Drugs . must connive others to resist moral of code n get friends .


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Girls wink bat eye lashes get a. Trick is synthesis n balance of two. Ex: candy fins out dat sometime I must follow rules of community n make other too other rules unfair I must tell them to protest eg revolution. Lisa Anderson appreciates them fighting for their rights n not just taking a degree. To act on it n know when to do it –means= signifying practices. Go into more details show all extremes n balance it out/ put possible structure in paper. Use structure as u klike. But premise question in introductory. What r ur gender role expectations. What does it mean for u to be a college student from the perspective of gender. What is gender? What do we mean by it? Work from ur definition research. Thesis statement: is to argue and answer to the premise question Purpose of this paper is to argue and answer this question from all perspectives, Free to put all thought in emotional , practical methods. We can see a sample. Important essay information: Signification practices is the conclusion. Max. word limit=5 pages **Quality is important not wordiness in our essays. Final due date=still to be confirmed. Before and after class 20 minutes at a time go to this site make an appointment similar one to writing center but only fo this class http://www.doodle. Com/qs85e4fu48dvge3u doodlec maybe

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Harvard , academic search complete Merms –made w/ Less social- female mayvbe it is that women are more shy, feminine Reem got her sources fr...

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