Presentation on theme: "Power, Sexism, Heterosexism I. Power, Sexism, Heterosexism II.The Nature of the Beast by Anita Hill III.Rape and Sexual Assault, by James A. Doyle IV.How."— Presentation transcript:
Power, Sexism, Heterosexism I. Power, Sexism, Heterosexism II.The Nature of the Beast by Anita Hill III.Rape and Sexual Assault, by James A. Doyle IV.How the Entertainment Industry Degrades Women by Martha Burk and Kirsten Shaw (77) V.Killing Us Softly 3 - Advertising's Image of Women VI.Mothers of Convention by Lindsy Van Gelder (94)
Power, Sexism, Heterosexism I.Patriarchy, sexism A.Economic, political, cultural II.Feminism A.Egalitarian B.Transformational III.Recent history – feminist movement, backlash, etc.
Discrimination Based on Gender Includes I.Socialization – early childhood and beyond II.Schooling, including steering males and females toward different subjects, majors III.Employment - hiring and promotion (glass ceiling), sexual harassment IV.Family – females do a disproportionate amount of housework and child-raising, even in heterosexual households with two full-time workers V.Violence – rape and sexual assault, battering
The Nature of the Beast by Anita Hill I.Background II.Sexual Harassment A.DefinitionDefinition B.Prevalence C.Claims by Hill 1.Pervasive 2.Often unreported 3.When reported, responses are often unhelpful
III. Discussion A.Discussion – what is appropriate and what is inappropriate B.What do you do about it? (prevention, response) Why? C.What should you do about it? Why?
James A. Doyle, Rape and Sexual Assault I.Rape is A.A violent sexual act B.Performed by many 1.[Current statistics][Current statistics] C.Reinforced by the dominant patriarchal values D.Most cultures in the world contribute to rape and sexual assault
Rape and Power I.Premise: rape is primarily a crime of dominance and aggression II.For many men, dominance is a major part of self-image, and carries over into sexual life A.Research cited
The problem of numbers I.Underreporting historically a problem A.Caused in part by stigmatization B.Has been changing, partly because of organizing and work by rape prevention groups, many of which include men
Rape as a Social Concern I.Prevention strategies A.For individual women 1.Restrictive 2.Assertive B.[for individual men, education and discussion] C.Social and institutional issues 1.Media images 2.Gender role
How the Entertainment Industry Degrades Women, by Martha Burk and Kirsten Shaw I.Says there is an “epidemic” of “gender- specific violence”  II.Claims that the complacent reaction is “shored up by the background noise of media images telling us it is acceptable” III.Cites examples of movies and television IV.Argues children are especially influence
Killing Us Softly 3 - Advertising's Image of Women Killing Us Softly 3 - Advertising's Image of Women featuring Jean Kilbourne (2000) I.Key points – see reading notessee reading notes II.See also A.http://www.genderads.com/http://www.genderads.com/
Mothers of Contention, Lindsy Van Gelder I.Key Points A.Power and heterosexism B.Marginalization of homosexuals 1.In this case, of lesbian parents