In one form or another, contemporary sociological theories of gender generally begin with the assertion that gender is a social construct, but what does that…
Gender: Measurements of Equality
Gender: Women & Domesticity
Gender: Women & Submissiveness
Gender: Gender Identity/Gender Expression
Gender: Beauty Standards & Bodies
Gender: Women in STEM
Gender: Women as Warriors
Gender: Gendering Children/Gender Reveal Parties
Gender: Exculpatory Chauvinism
Gender: Fragile Masculinity/Toxic Masculinity
a phenomenon in which negative characteristics ascribed to men (e.g., insatiable sex drives, competitiveness, 'natural' aggression) are offered as acceptable justifications of men's dominance over women. Citation: Wade and Ferree. 2015. Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. Norton.
Most men believe themselves to be insightful, when in reality they don't even pass the Turing Test.
Believing "hey what if women aren't as smart as men?" is some *radical new thought* you're *shaking up the system* by proposing is .... weird. It's like strolling into a meeting on "the future of transportation in America" and saying "have you considered the automobile?" Then getting really upset when nobody acknowledges you as the fucking savior of the whole industry with your radical insights. ~ @Mc_Heckin_Duff
"You will turn 18 with a baby on your back leading Lewis and Clark across North America"
Sacagawea (1788 – 1812 or 1884) was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who, at age 16, met and helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition explore the Louisiana Territory. She traveled with the expedition thousands of miles from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean, helping to establish cultural contacts with Native Peoples and contributing to the expedition's knowledge of natural history in different regions.
In honor of Valentine's Day, what's the most obvious thing you've ever been mansplained about?
In honor of Valentine's Day, what's the most obvious thing you've ever been mansplained about? ~ @J_Dot_J At a NASA Earth meeting 10 years ago, a white male post doc interrupted me to tell me that I didn't understand human drivers of fire, that I def needed to read McCarty et al. Looked him in the eye, pulled my long hair back so he coulc read my name tag. 'I'm McCarty et al.' ~ @jmccarty_geo
In what sense is masculinity "fragile"?
As a 2019 article from The Atlantic points out, sociologist Raewyn Connell and others have theorized that "common masculine ideals such as social respect, physical strength, and sexual potency become problematic when they set unattainable standards. Falling short can make boys and men insecure and anxious, which might prompt them to use force in order to feel, and be seen as, dominant and in control...