The star-bellied sneetches lived a happier life and were considered “better” than the plain-bellied sneetches. It described a type of social stratification when the sneetches are divided into two separate groups, and the ones with star-bellies were seen as more superior. The sociological concepts I will be applying
Throughout the novels, one may notice some patterns repeating themselves. First of all, the idea of beauty. As Emig points out, when a conventionally beautiful woman is introduced, readers expects her to be spoiled and superficial, like Rosamond (Emig 106). However, this is not equally applied to men. In fact, beautiful men are usually expected to accomplish great things, such as in the case of Daniel.
They are more educated and well-balanced that physical fitness is less important than good manners. This kind of masculinity still in a dominant position and success-oriented that both emperor and Omura has high social status and is rich. Yet, the emperor is less masculine than Katsumoto. Sometimes, the emperor shows his weakness and hesitation in front of other. He is not sure the way to lead Japan becomes a strong country.
An androgynous individual is someone who has the most desirable personality characteristics from both genders. Someone who is androgynous could be a man who is assertive but also sensitive, or a woman who is caring but also dominant. While being a woman with some masculine qualities or a man with some feminine qualities is commonly frowned upon, androgynous individuals often have better mental health and are more effective than individuals with only masculine traits or only feminine traits. (Mitchell and Allen) Marla Singer in Fight Club has both masculine and feminine traits. She may not have the most desirable traits from both genders, but she should be considered an androgynous character.
Abstract This report studied the different abilities of men and women making and remembering observations. To proof the hypothesis (women are more careful than men when they observe things), an experiment was made on males and females remembering objects scored after observation. The result showed that women participants have a better short term memory than men participants because they are more sensitive than men. However the differences between genders are not so obvious. We can improve this experiment by changing participants and contents.
Influence of Popular Media on People’s View on Gender People are not born with their own opinions, rather their opinions are created and shaped through what they see and hear from sources that they consider trustworthy. This why most popular media mostly showcase ideas and opinions that the average person finds the most acceptable. When it comes to stereotypes, they originate from those in power who creates an overgeneralization that ends up repeated countless times that it eventually begins to be considered a fact. Authors such as David Brooks assert that women are better students than men and that men are more aggressive, an assertion I disagree with. Stereotypes dealing with gender like the one promoted by David Brooks
When dicussing about body satisfaction, self-esteem is an element must be accounted to. The two has the mutual relationship with each other and would go low or high together. How a person perceived about his or her body reflect his or her thought towards him or her, it also depends on the attitude of others toward one’s appearance or personality. Self-esteem has a powerful impact when it comes to body disatisfaction, when a person dissatisfied with their body, their self-esteem increase. The most common type of body disatisfaction is being overweight comparing to the thinness.
Besides Sidanius and Pratto (1999, as cited by Schneider, 2005) asserted that gender and age could brought power and status hierarchy as well as it is important in highly developed societies. Stereotypes in Gender Studies shows that when it comes to gender stereotyping the traits of men are favorable than the traits of women, furthermore men possesses more good traits than women (Schneider, 2005 as cited from Broverman, et al., 1968). Aside from that gender does not just define gender as its particulars, but they address which gender role should such gender would portray, and stereotypes are affected by these gender related roles (2005). According to Best, William and Briggs (1980, as cited by Schneider, 2005) traits of males such as strong and active where already persisted in culture, nevertheless, these stereotypes varies from culture to culture, still there are commonalities existing in such cultures (Schneider, 2005). Also men are describe to have a stronger physique (Nadikman, 1984) and they are more into sports than women.
In Experiment 1, male subjects were classified as highly masculine or not so masculine on the basis of their self-ratings. Those who were highly masculine preferred a product described in very masculine terms and those who were not so masculine preferred a product described in feminine terms. In Experiment 2, female subjects were classified as highly feminine or not so feminine on the basis of self-ratings. Highly feminine subjects liked a product best when it was described in highly feminine terms, next most when it was described as having both masculine and feminine attributes, and least when it was depicted as totally masculine. Subjects who saw themselves as less feminine showed the opposite pattern of preference.