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Sexism, Gender Roles & Communication - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter cover communication concepts pertaining to sexism and gender roles. Follow along with our experienced instructors to study the foundations of gender equality, culture-related listening and portrayals of gender and racial stereotypes through popular media. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and each lesson can be revisited as many times as needed. Our instructors can answer any questions you may have, and we've also included short quizzes throughout the chapter to help you remember the material. When you're done, you should be equipped to:
- Analyze issues related to gender equality
- Recognizes forms of sexism and patriarchy
- Discuss changes in gender agency and communion over time
- Evaluate the role of culture and gender in terms of listening
- Describe Disney's representations of gender roles and racial/gender stereotypes
- Identify and prevent sexism in intercultural communication
1. What Is Gender Equality? - Definition & Issues
In what ways are people discriminated against based on gender? And what does gender equality mean for both men and women? In this lesson, we'll explore gender equality and some issues both in America and internationally that are related to it.
2. Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms
This lesson provides a foundation for understanding sexism in various forms. First, patriarchy versus matriarchy is defined. Then, several different forms of sexism are outlined, including old-fashioned, modern, hostile, benevolent and ambivalent.
3. Gender Changes Over Time: Agency and Communion
Gender stereotypes often rely on the ways people define themselves. In this lesson, we'll look at two ways of defining oneself. We'll also study why gender differences exist and how they change over time.
4. The Role of Culture & Gender in Listening
Are women better listeners than men? Does culture affect how you listen? In this lesson, we'll look at the listening styles of men and women, as well as those found in the East and the West.
5. Disney & Gender Roles: Examples & Cultural Relevance
This lesson will discuss some important issues surrounding Disney's cartoon films, and how they affect gender roles, and expectations of boys and girls in society. This discussion is important for anyone who watches these films.
6. Disney Stereotypes: Race & Gender
This lesson discusses the controversial nature of Disney feature animated films due to racial and gender stereotyping, which occurs in many of their early as well as recent films.
7. Sexism in Intercultural Communication: Identification & Prevention
Gender stereotypes are deep rooted in many cultures and sexism still frequently appears today. This lesson will review sexism-based behavior in our communications across cultures, as well as discuss some strategies for preventing it.
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Other chapters within the Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication course
- Communication as a Process
- Understanding Culture
- The Influence of Culture on Communication
- Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
- The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications
- Ethnocentricity, Prejudice & Stereotypes
- Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
- Culture & Communication at School
- Culture & Communication in Healthcare
- Developing Competence in Intercultural Communication
- Required Assignments for Communications 301