Feminism 4

| July 30, 2016

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Question 1

Compare the arguments in Mickey Mouse Monopoly to the concept of “The Smurfette Principle.” On the one hand, most of the Disney films center around a female character, which seems to challenge the idea of the Smurfette Principle. However, there are some similarities in the arguments in terms of the attributes of the female characters. Please make specific references to points made in Mickey Mouse Monopoly, “The Smurfette Principle,” and “Is the Smurfette Principle Still Around?”. You may also bring up the points made in the films “How Movies Teach Manhood” and/or “Toy Ads and Learning Gender.”

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/04/07/magazine/hers-the-smurfette-principle.html?pagewanted=print&src=pm

 

 

Question 2

How do the images in Lauren Greenfield’s photo essay, “Girl Culture,” represent the ideas presented in “Ambivalence toward Sex and Women’s Bodies,” (in your textbook pgs. 239-245) and/or Reviving Ophelia? In your answer make specific references to pictures and/or interviews from “Girl Culture” and specific points from the textbook and/or film.

https://v1.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/girlcult/

 

Question 3

Jackson Katz, the speaker in the film Tough Guise and C.J. Pasco, the author of “Dude, You’re A Fag,” seem to agree with what your textbook says in the section “Backlash toward Atypical Men” (pgs. 172-176): that there is a narrow box that defines masculinity in the U.S. and that there is a backlash against men who don’t adopt the “tough guise.” What is the “tough guise”? Have you seen the “tough guise” in men you know? Do you know atypical men who don’t follow the gender prescriptions of masculinity? Are those men called names like “sissy” or “fag”?

 

Question 4 Short essay

According to your textbook, “Gender segregation and hostility toward the other sex are the most prominent features of childhood gender relations” (56). Because of gender segregation, we end up with two cultures: boy culture and girl culture. Using any of the materials in this module, explain the differences between the two cultures of childhood. Your essay should be a minimum of 350 words and should make specific references to things you learned in the module.

When using quotes paraphrases from any of the readings, be sure to include a citation. You are NOT permitted to use any sources outside of this module. This means that you cannot do a Google search or use Wikipedia. All of the materials you need to complete this assignment are in the module. Any evidence of using materials outside of the module (like doing a Google search or using Wikipedia) will result in a failing grade for this assignment.

As with all essays, you should organize your response into paragraphs, make sure you follow capitalization rules, and spell check the document.

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Question 5

  1. Which of the following IS NOT TRUE about X. Remember, you are selecting the WRONG answer.

 

X wore red-and-white checkered overalls.

 

A psychiatrist said that X was the most mixed up kid he had ever examined and blamed the Xperiment.

 

The other children said, “Maybe X is having twice as much fun as we are!” Then many of them started trying to be more like X.

 

X’s mother taught X how to throw and catch a ball properly and she read him an Xciting story about an enchanted prince called Sleeping Handsome, who woke up when Princess Charming kissed him.

 

  1. Deborah Tannen says

 

Girls try to emphasize that they are the same as the person they are speaking to.

 

Girls try to one-up each other.

 

Boys bond through sharing secrets.

 

Boys and girls start off with different conversation rituals, but by the time they are adults that goes away. Adult men and women have the same conversation rituals.

 

  1. Mickey Mouse Monopoly says that Disney movies present a distorted version of femininity. Give two examples of this that are discussed in Mickey Mouse Monopoly. Make sure you put all answers in your own words. You mayonly use the resources in the module to answer quiz questions. Using sources outside of the module (like doing a Google search) will not be considered

 

  1. In 3-4 sentences explain the “glass slipper effect.” Make sure you put all answers in your own words. You mayonly use the resources in the module to answer quiz questions. Using sources outside of the module (like doing a Google search) will not be considered

 

  1. Jackson Katz says that the “tough guise” is based in biology.

 

True

 

False

 

  1. In 3-4 sentences explain why your textbook says “Beauty is a Beast.” Make sure you put all answers in your own words. You may only use the resources in the module to answer quiz questions. Using sources outside of the module (like doing a Google search) will not be considered

 

  1. C.J. Pascoe describes his observations of River High in the essay, “Dude, You’re A Fag.” In 2-3 sentences explain how the behavior at River High represents “a backlash toward atypical men.” Make sure you put all answers in your own words. You may only use the resources in the module to answer quiz questions. Using sources outside of the module (like doing a Google search) will not be considered

 

  1. The “Smurfette Principle” is

 

A group of of male buddies with one stereotypically female character, like Smurfette.

 

A group of female characters who all resemble Smurfette.

 

A central character who is the star of the show and is stereotypically female, like Smurfette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Gender segregation is

 

The effect of boys interacting with boys and girls interacting with girls.

 

The integration of girls into boy culture.

 

The integration of boys into girl culture.

 

Mixed-sex play.

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