Answer question 1a or 1b, question 2a or 2b, and question 3.Point format is allowed as long as it makes sense and is part of some kind of list (i.e., re-read your answer to make sure one wouldn’t have to be telepathic to understand it). It is still best to use complete sentences (i.e., noun, verb, direct object, etc.) Please write legibly and put your NAME on EACH page.
Answer question 1a or 1b(10 points total)
1a. Answer parts i, ii, and iii.
One of the activities you would have participated in during the BITB workshop is the sexual assault recognition continuum. During this exercise we categorized a variety of inappropriate sexual behaviours based upon how well others in our community would recognize them as examples of sexual violence.
i. We determined that it was very important for bystanders to intervene at the low end of the continuum? What are some of the reasons for this? (4 points)
ii. What is the most important thing you can do for a survivor/victim of sexual assault if they disclose to you? (2 points)
iii. What things should you not do? (4 points)
1b. Answer parts i, ii, a, b, and c.
i. What is a discourse? What is the discourse of the sexual “double standard?” (2 points)
ii. Describe how the discourse of the sexual double standard operates with respect to the sexuality of women and men by
a. describing the picture it paints of men and women, (3 points)
b. the implications that stem from those constructions, (3 points)
c. and the potential fall out for women and men that could follow from those constructions. (2 points)
Answer question 2a or 2b(10 points total)
2a. Answer parts i., ii., and iii.
Define an essentialist perspective (positivism), social constructionist perspective (constructivism), and interactionist perspective (transformationism). (3 points) Choose a phenomenon and describe how an essentialist, a social constructionist, and an interactionist might go about investigating and explaining it. (6 points) Explain why an interactionist perspective does not merely add the effects of nature and nurture together in explaining the final outcome. (1 point)
2b. Answer parts i., ii., iii., and iv.
According to Hare-Mustin (1988) and with respect to research on gender, what are alpha and beta bias? (2 points) In terms of it picture it paints of women and men, what is one of the consequences or social implications of alpha bias? (1 point) What is one of the consequences or social implications for beta bias? (1 point) Define and compare the main tenets (foundational beliefs, ontological assumptions) of essentialism, constructionism, and deconstructionism. (2 points each = 6 points)
- Using material from the lectures, text, and the videos shown in class answer the following essay question below. Arguments that use psychological, statistical, and/or historical research to back up their claims are, of course, preferred. Ones that cite examples from other cultures are encouraged. In addition, you may want to provide instances from your own experience to provide real life examples (you are, after all, from at least one culture, too). Answer parts i., ii., iii., iv., and v. (10 points total) Identify a social practice that communicates expectations about gender. Explain why it communicates expectations about gender (2 points)
Identify a social structure or institution that works to teach about gender roles. Explain why or how it communicates expectations about gender (2 points)
Identify a discursive (language or speech) structure that communicates expectations about gender. Explain why it communicates expectations about gender. (2 points)
Give an example of and explain how gender expectations are communicated in a different way in another culture (2 points)
Reflecting on what you have learned in this course, what is your own personal opinion about gender in Canadian society? (2 points)